It’s Super Bowl week and we are going all out to bring you the best coverage in the build up to the big game on Sunday between the AFC Champions Denver Broncos and the NFC Champs Seattle Seahawks, at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey.
We aim to bring you the best quotes from around the two teams, and the league in general. If its been said and is important – or quirky – you will read it here.
Straight off the bat then and Denver cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has dropped the bombshell of saying that he is seriously contemplating retirement should the Broncos win on Sunday, “I set a goal of five years; I’ve played six,” Rodgers-Cromartie said, via NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Something that has been on the minds of most fans over the past few days has been the weather in New York. Pictures of MetLife Stadium covered in snow, and reports of freezing temperatures. Well the latest reports say that during this week it will still be unseasonably cold for the area, and if we look ahead to Sunday, early indications show no snow but a wind chill that could put the temperature at around mid-20’s.
Richard Sherman has been a man in the headlines for a few days now, and it seems he will be throughout this week too. Joining the list of people to mention his name is the Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Just 24 hours previous Sherman listed Thomas in his top five receivers in the game today. So it was hardly a surprise when the favour was returned. “I think I done faced more physical,” Thomas said. “But he is physical. He switch it up, he don’t always try to be physical because he don’t have to. He switch up stuff, that’s why I feel he’s one of the best at what he does.”
A last note today comes from the thoughts of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Making comment on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s recent remarks about using marijuana for medicinal purposes in the league, he said. “I would say that we have to explore and find ways to make our game a better game and take care of our players in whatever way possible”. This is a subject not to be sniffed at, and it’s worth noting that both Colorado and Washington have passed the use of the drug for both medicinal and recreational use. “Regardless of what other stigmas might be involved, we have to do this because the world of medicine is doing this.”