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FOXSports.com's Mark Kriegel, Peter Schrager and Nancy Gay preview Super Bowl XLVI.
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Mark Kriegel. It was Peter Schrager and Nancy gave foxsports.com. We're here in Indianapolis. On radio row. For the Peyton Manning super ball I have never been. Two would have been quite like this with the attention is so focused on a guy who's not even paying playing. Marquis -- it does really well the column you wrote about how the Peyton Manning and hammers a battle is over snap of the game it's taken all the focus away. In that Giants away from Eli Manning and focused on number eighteen. Is he gonna stay here not be so beloved in Indianapolis he's such a beloved figure brought it -- now. I think it it's become emotional Tug of war between its owner and in the. Peter and that we do you do you see Peyton as an innocent this way because it if when the week again. He started with I don't wanna take anything away from my brother the Giants to the Patriots. And last night we saw this report about him being medically cleared whatever that means you see him as an innocent here. It's an ongoing saga here and I think it's yes I think -- is it is in. Quote unquote I think he's just trying to finish out his career and play in the best they can't I don't think is the byproduct. But the fact that the Giants and Patriots are so well immediate tree so polished. They've been here before you're not gonna get an inflammatory quotes that the media is looking grasping what the next -- story line. We're in Indianapolis. In -- degree battled and the story and hang onto it. Don't think it's so much of an issue this is -- inner city or any other teams the Giants and Patriots have been here before they give you critical. You let me tell you what. Peyton and his staff are so well media trained they know exactly what they're doing and they know exactly to whom and win two week. You know you're right Marcus is becoming a really public relations battle as the on court in the week between Peyton Manning's people and hammers -- people and it -- unfortunate taking the focus away from breaking. Speaking of spin. Did you see -- checked today talking about how healthy. Tight end Rob Gronkowski is do you believe him I don't believe a word of it they had barely practiced and if you look around the NFL and looked at medical professional look at his injury watch the weight came down on the ankle. The recommendations that he have surgery and be sidelined for months to repair that. Isn't very very severe ankle sprain and I think he's going to be tremendous amount of problems in mobile getting open in separation in the game. Sorely be missed in I think if you don't under recent Rob Gronkowski that often is not the same unit we saw all year. Sure Aaron Hernandez can step up and yes Welker and Deion Branch are gonna do their part. Not just -- the guy that often to take him out of there and keep pressure on Grady -- where he's going on a consistent basis pitchers often to be a lot of trouble. Belichick who was notoriously tightlipped. All of a sudden became effusive today how healthy this guy was it makes me not trust him at all in the sense to me it's it's a shame because. I think that this is one of the finest jobs that Belichick has ever done it if I told you he's going to get to the Super Bowl without much of a running game. With the bad defense. At two tight end sets. -- was so what are you kidding me and I don't see any of the great coaches in this game you know either from the the Parcells school with the -- school the West Coast school. Ever conceptualize and something like this it really shows how adaptive Bill Belichick gitmo. More than ever this season. Bill Belichick was it'll take it injury riddled secondary defense he rotated sixteen different defensive backs in that secondary at one point now he's using Julien settlement in. Quarterback turned wide pursue every told the guy going to the defense of meetings in November you're now safety cornerback. Gotta nickel back and aimed -- -- main. I rest my case -- today I look at it back in August. Chad Ochocinco Albert Haynesworth they -- the talent and play and Terrell Everett is -- haven't lost since he left. And Ochocinco went out of -- -- so it's amazing to think Belichick now at this team and you talk about -- an out and sterling Moore guy who is waived by the Raiders on the practice squad. And he makes the biggest play of the season they teach him to predictions Peter. Giants having all the big blue all throughout November December I think they take care of business to Brady early. 32 Tony won at the big margin and now -- like the underdog Giants to win it ms. Nancy. I -- I like the Giants as well I think they're the team with five consecutive wins after seven and seven stalemate. I also think to this game is a real chance of going in overtime and sudden death -- and exchanging field goals. And if one of those quarterbacks testing at wide receiver for a game winning touch channel like Eli Manning's chances. Giants 2421. They will beat down Rob Gronkowski at the line of scrimmage. And there you have it from radio row Indianapolis foxsports.com. Take care.