Super Bowl Week 2016

Feb 02, 2016 -- 9:19am


The two weeks of build up to the Super Bowl seems like less hype this year. I don't exactly know why, but except for Cam Newton inserting race into the dicussion it has been a fairly quiet build up. That shocks me because there are so many great stories to tell.

I'm being told over and over about the dominant Carolina defense. I'm not seeing it that way. They are supremely talented and have play makers at all three levels, but they also can lose focus and fail to complete the mission effectively. The Denver defense to me is superior in their focus and execution. It is the slightest of edges, but Denver already has shut down the defending Super Bowl Champions twice. I don't think they will be intimidated with coming up with a plan to contain Cam.

Peyton Manning on the way out and Cam Newton on the way up. Manning says he thinks that Cam will be the face of the NFL for the next 8-10 years. That is horrible news for the Falcons. Isn't that what was expected of Matt Ryan after his first 5 seasons? The last three have been in decline but he has gotten little help.

My best analysis (and it has been shaky this year) is that we will all be on the edge of our seats well into the 4th quarter. Carolina takes the crown.


We are usually at the Super Bowl Radio Row but are on a SF hiatus. My national CBS Sports Radio JK Show will broadcast LIVE from the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Saturday from 10am - 2pm. You can hear that on 680 The Fan.


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