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2010 Super Bowl
by Tony Medley
The Minnesota-New Orleans
game was one that it was a shame that someone had to win. Both teams
stunk the place out. These guys all looked like they needed a Pop Warner
coach to tell them how to play the game. Twice there were calls of too
many men in the huddle, once against the Vikings in the last minute that
took them out of field goal range. The Vikings seemed to have made a
deal with Arnold Rothstein to throw the game they had so many turnovers.
But, as I predicted in my last article, (ďThere is also the Favre
factor. His career shows he is turnover-prone, forcing passes when he
shouldnít resulting in devastating interceptions. This year his
TD-interception ratio has been the best of his career, but there is that
factor hovers over the game as an ever-present possibility.Ē) Brett
Favre made one of the dumbest passes in the history of playoff football,
throwing back across the field when they were very close to being in
field goal range to win the game.
From what I saw, if Drew
Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Iím going to try out
next summer. New Orleans was not the better team, but, thanks to Favreís
bonehead pass, they won the game.
As to the Jets-Colts, when
running back Shawn Green went out with an injury, the Jetsí chances were
reduced to close to zero. The Coltsí TD just before the half should have
shown Brian Shottenheimer that he had to trust his USC quarterback, Mark
Sanchez and give him the ball. But they didnít. The Jets offense
consisted of an 80-yard TD pass and a long pass off the Wildcat, two
plays. When they didnít turn Sanchez loose, they gave up any chance of
would have been a better Super Bowl. I thought the Colts would
beat New Orleans easily, but that was before Dwight Freeney got hurt. He
says heís playing, but he will be a shadow of himself. Heís probably the
second best player on the Colts, and a large part of the defense.
Without him pressuring Brees, the Saints have a much better chance,
mainly because it usually takes two offensive linemen to contain him on
his rush. His injury makes the game a tossup. If Brees has time, New
Orleans can score against anyone.
It comes down to Brees vs.
Manning. Itís tough to bet against Manning, especially given the Saintís
porous defense (the only good game they played was against Arizona). If
he wins this game, it would be hard to pick anyone, even Unitas, Elway,
or Montana ahead of him as the all time best.
February 7, 2010 12:20 PM