So were roughly at the halfway point of the hype week, and its the day after all players had the chance to have their say to the worlds media. However, one player caused a storm by not exactly adhering to Media Day rules…
“I’m just here so I won’t get fined, boss. That’s the only reason why,” Marshawn Lynch said Wednesday morning. This after the Pro Football Writers association had issued a statement complaining about the lack of access to Lynch during the media event on Tuesday, “If y’all say y’all is a bridge from the players to the fans, and the fans really ain’t really tripping, then what’s the point?” Lynch wondered. “What’s the purpose? They got my back. I appreciate that. But I don’t get what’s the bridge being built for.” Its clear that Lynch is all that comfortable with a dozen or more microphones thrust under his chin. Let him do his talking on the field Sunday.
Of course, every player on Sunday night will be under intense scrutiny but one player could be out to impress more than most. Knowshon Moreno will be a big target this off season when he becomes a free agent. With cap room tight its highly unlikely that the Broncos can keep their top running back from this season. Already coming off his best year in the backfield, if he gains a championship he could well e the biggest name on the FA list in the coming months.
Who knows Peyton Manning better than anyone else? His brother right? Well, not exactly. Eli Manning, winner of two Super Bowls, didn’t think there was any way back for his brother after multiple neck surgeries. “Yeah, and I saw him after that first surgery, this neck surgery, and I was pretty much convinced that he was done,” Eli told NFL Network on Wednesday’s “Super Bowl Live” show.”But sure enough, he’s been able to do it, and even this year, he’s been stronger, his arm strength’s been stronger, and he’s been better than ever,”
So what do players do in their “down time” during Super Bowl week? Well in the case of some Denver Broncos defensive players go for sushi in downtown New York. Except sushi doesn’t quite cut it for these big guys and they had something else in mind. “The Broncos thought sushi was too dainty a dish for the main course,” a source told Page Six. “They ate tons of sushi rolls, every roll imaginable, then said they needed more protein and demanded steak. So the restaurant had to send someone out for 25 pounds of steak.” NYC has some of the finest eateries known to man, so it made sense to skip the steakhouses and head to the raw fish diner and order the meat. Only in America, and only in Super Bowl week