Peyton to have end-of-season neck exam on Mon.

Peyton Manning's set to have a neck exam on Monday.
Peyton Manning’s set to have a neck exam on Monday. (USATSI)

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While nothing’s routine when you’re talking about the health of 2013 NFL MVP Peyton Manning, the neck examination he’ll endure on Monday morning is meant to be as routine as they arrive.

Manning, ESPN’s Jeff Legwold experiences, can have his annual neck exam Monday because the Broncos wrap up their season.

Per Legwold, Manning already passed his end-of-12 months bodily. This is a contractually required inspect his neck that got here along with the mammoth free-agent deal the Broncos gave him earlier than the 2012 season.

Manning missed all of 2011, his final 12 months with the Colts, after present process four neck surgeries.

The quarterback was repeatedly requested on the Super Bowl whether or not he planned on enjoying one other yr in 2014. He made it quite clear that he needs “to proceed” and who can blame him after a season that noticed him break many of the major passing information.

We heard on the time that his future hinged on the neck exam in query, set for Monday.

The very best guess is that Manning’s cleared. He didn’t have any issues playing within the Super Bowl (the Seahawks defense aside) and he is been, as you possibly can see above, enjoying golf this offeason.

The $20 million Manning is owed in 2014 may very well be voided if he suffered a neck damage.

It could be a major upset if that ended up happening. Never say never but there is a strong likelihood that Manning will go his examination and are available back to light up the NFL for not less than yet one more 12 months.

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Cards’ Fitzgerald rips vetoed controversial AZ law

 

Larry Fitzgerald believes anti-gay laws 'have no place in our society.'
Larry Fitzgerald says laws like the one vetoed in Arizona do not 'have any place in our society.' (USATSI)

 

The NFL nearly had an excellent public relations crisis on its fingers when Arizona tried to pass SB 1062, which might've let restaurants refuse to serve people primarily based on sexual or religious preferences. The bill was vetoed at the final minute and the NFL didn't need to look for other location options for Super Bowl XLIX.

Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald is glad about that. But not just because it retains the Super Bowl in Arizona. He instructed Tom Pelissero of USA At present on Saturday that he does not consider laws like that "have anywhere in our society."

"I didn't assume there was any likelihood it was going to undergo," Fitzgerald mentioned. "I had a powerful feeling it might've been vetoed. It is good that it was, obviously. With the Tremendous Bowl coming or any (event) like that, I believe it simply would not have anywhere in our society. I am joyful that it is behind us now."

Had the law handed, the NFL was in a precipitous place. The Super Bowl would've been less than a year away, but Phoenix simply wasn't a suitable location with that regulation in place. Notably whereas preparing to welcome Michael Sam, more likely to be the first overtly-homosexual player in NFL history, into the league.

Transferring the Tremendous Bowl location was a possibility, however not an attractive one, given all the planning that goes into such an occasion. As an alternative, Arizona and the league now get to relax and prepare for the world's biggest stage.

"It's fun. It will be great for our neighborhood," Fitzgerald said. "It will generate some income for our state, and obviously, it offers us an opportunity to play at house, too. It's a lot of nice opportunities that current themselves."

Two issues. One, good for Fitzgerald for standing up for the rights of others. And two, good for Fitzgerald that he doesn't must spend the next 12 months answering questions about whether or not or not Phoenix is going to end up landing the Super Bowl.

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Mayor wants Super Bowl, NFL Draft for Chicago

Would the draft ever leave New York City?. (USATSI)

Could the write leave New York City after 2014? (USATSI)

In the days after the little league successfully staged its 1st Super Bowl in the brand new York-New Jersey area, proprietors of other NFL groups in cold-weather climates carried on their lobbying efforts in order to land the sport’s greatest game.

And for Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel, it’s about more than the particular Super Bowl. He would like to see other NFL-related occasions in the Windy City.”I would say that there are two things within pro football I would love to see in Chicago, either one of them or both: the particular NFL Draft and the extremely Bowl, ” Emanuel informed theChicago Tribune recently.

 

“They have various advantages for the city given that we have neither one, both would be great attractions for the town to bring national attention. we’re going work on both. There’s some thing to the draft and there is something to the Super dish. I compliment the national football league for deciding to change in order to cold-weather cities. “The Super dish is one thing – there are the tourism dollars plus regional economic impact that come with hosting it – but the draft doesn’t have much benefit beyond saying, “Hey, all of us hosted that thing as soon as. ” It’s a mostly made-for-television spectacle that involves watching the particular commissioner read names away a card. That said, beyond finding a location, there is little overhead in order to hosting the event and office Roger Goodell said final May that the draft can eventually move to cities other than New York.

 

 

the particular 2014 NFL Draft will be held in May at stereo City Music Hall (it has typically been the last week of April), but for 2015 and beyond, Goodell suggested that “we will begin the process” of searching other cities and locations to hold the three-day write. And if Emmanuel has their way, Chicago would be on the short list.

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Welker says Broncos didn’t prepare well for noise

 

Wes Welkexr admits that the Broncos weren't prepared for the noise. (USATSI)
Wes Welker admits that the Broncos weren’t prepared for the noise. (USATSI)

 

Two days after the Broncos have been totally embarrassed in Tremendous Bowl XLVIII, they continue to be on the seek for the place it all went unsuitable. Vast receiver Wes Welker admitted that he and his teammates weren’t prepared for the noise during their first drive, which sounds more like a rookie mistake than one thing a veteran with earlier Tremendous Bowl experience may say.

On the Broncos’ first play from scrimmage, heart Manny Ramirez snapped the ball early – and proper past Peyton Manning – all the way in which into the end zone the place it was recovered by working back Knoshown Moreno for a safety. Two-nothing, Seattle, and the rout was on.

“That is the way the start of any Tremendous Bowl is: It is going to be loud,” Welker said, by way of TheMMQB.com. “The followers are going to be yelling. They don’t really know why they’re yelling – it’s just the start of the Super Bowl. We did not put together very well for that, and it showed.”

Sure, sure it did.

Earlier in the week, Broncos coach John Fox, who had been to 2 earlier Super Bowls, stated in a pool report that the staff truly turned down the simulated crowd noise throughout practices because he did not expect it to be an issue Sunday.

“Normally, it’s about five occasions louder than that,” Fox mentioned, by way of NFL.com. “It is not an away sport. The ones I’ve been to have not been too loud. So we just form of follow with what we expect we’ll get.”

The truth is that it was deafening. And it had an apparent and speedy impact.

“We had been using a snap depend on the play, however because of the noise, no one might hear me,” Manning stated. “So actually I was walking up to the line of scrimmage to make a change and take a look at get us on the identical web page. The ball was snapped. Actually just an overall, no one’s fault.”

Ramirez disagreed and took full responsibility for what happened.

“It was actual loud. We had been making an attempt to go on the cadence. I assumed I heard him. I didn’t,” Ramirez mentioned. “He was actually strolling as much as me because he had already said the cadence, and I snapped it. However again, I take full duty for that. It’s just something that we must always have been in a position to overcome, and we weren’t able to.. It isn’t an excuse. It should not have occurred.”

The good irony is that Manning and Broncos – lauded in the days leading as much as the Tremendous Bowl for their expertise and attention to detail – looked wholly unprepared towards a team with precisely zero Super Bowl expertise.

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Seahawks’ Quinn: Yes, interested in Browns’ job

 

Dan Quinn helped win an NFL title in his first season as Seahawks DC. (USATSI)
Dan Quinn helped win an NFL title in his first season as Seahawks DC. (USATSI)

 

 

Remember the debacle that was the Browns’ head-teaching search? You already know, how candidates stored taking themselves out of the operating (Josh McDaniels, Todd Bowles, Adam Gase, as an example) and the way the franchise waited longer than anyone else within the NFL to hire any person before giving the job to Mike Pettine – which turned out to be one of many least-exciting hires of the new teaching class?

Well, this is another punch within the intestine for Cleveland fans.

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn – whose unit just stuffed the most effective offenses in NFL historical past en path to the Super Bowl XLVIII title – stated after the game that he would have had curiosity in the Browns job.

“I definitely would’ve been involved,” Quinn told the Cleveland Plain Seller. “I mean, it is a big-time place. It is the Cleveland Browns.”

Right, that is exactly why so many other candidates dropped out before Cleveland could hire them. It’s the Cleveland Browns, they usually’ve been terrible for therefore a few years that the job has develop into a training demise trap. Is not that proper, Eric Mangini, Romeo Crennel, Pat Shurmer and Rob Chudzinski?

But if Cleveland needed him, the Browns would have needed to wait. Quinn said he would not interview for a second time till after the Super Bowl was complete.

“To me, it was vital,” Quinn stated. “The connection I’ve with these gamers, to know we’re all in it collectively – I could not be extra proud to be part of that group.”

That, in fact, is totally understandable. And you also may perceive why the Browns perhaps felt like they could not take that chance. Considering that so many had turned down the group, Cleveland needed to determine that there was an honest shot Quinn would do the same.

Then, the group would be caught without a coach immediately.

Instead, the workforce hired a person answerable for final 12 months’s Bills protection, which completed a decent 10th in the league. Meanwhile, Quinn – whose unit finished No. 1 – will stay a defensive coordinator for a minimum of another season.

 

 

Carroll: Seahawks won’t suffer SB ‘fallout’

SUPER BOWL XLVIII Prediction Game Preview/Pick- Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

Super Bowl 48, prediciton

SUPER BOWL- MetLife Stadium- East Rutherford, NJ

 

Seattle Seahawks (13-3, 6-2 away) vs. Denver Broncos (13-3, 7-1 home) 02/02- 6:25PM EST

 

Line: DEN -3.0

Over/Under: 48.0

 

The stage is set come Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, two teams that have poured their blood, sweat and tears since training camp opened back in July will play for it all on the world’s biggest stage… Super Bowl XLVIII at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

 

Much of the story line leading up to Sunday’s big game in the league’s biggest media market has been the weather as these two teams will play in the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. Will the weather cooperate? Will the game be moved to Friday, Saturday or Monday? None of that folks… the game will go on as schedule as the forecast calls for cold but nothing more. No snow, no rain…. Just cold and just football. Super Bowl Sunday! The way it should be here in America.

 

Let’s talk football now. The Seattle Seahawks (15-3) with the NFL’s best and most ferocious defense will look to deny the NFL’s best offense, the offensive machine that is the Denver Broncos (15-3).

 

While the Seahawks will be in search of their first ever Super Bowl victory… the Denver Broncos, no strangers to Super Bowl titles will be trying to help Peyton Manning with another ring and a chance to make NFL history by becoming the first starting quarterback to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl championship.

 

To be honest unlike the Broncos, I was a nay-sayer most of last season with the Seahawks not believing they can win on the road, not believing they can win the big games, not believing they had what it takes to win it all…. I was wrong! I do believe they have the tools to win it all, but the test will be great as they will put their top-rated defense against the top-rated offense. A first since Super Bowl XXV when the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 following the 1990 season.

 

Sunday’s game will also mark the first meeting of two No. 1 seeds since the 2009 season when New Orleans beat the Peyton Manning led Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.

 

It will be a great matchup,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

 

And while the Seahawks may not be the ‘marquee’ team that we wanted in the Super Bowl, there is no denying that they are a great football team that did what they had to do and deserve to be there with a chance to make history of their own by capturing their first Super Bowl title for the city of Seattle.

 

Seattle lost in their only other previous Super Bowl appearance in 2005 to Pittsburgh 21-10.

 

The Seattle offense averaged 26.1 points per game during the season but it was the defense that has carried them this far by allowing only 14.4 points per contest. Now just how well the defense can contain Peyton Manning who set league records by throwing for 5,477 yards with 55 touchdowns to pace an offense that averaged an NFL-best 37.9 points per game remains to be seen… but I like their chances.

 

Peyton’s been extraordinary,” Carroll said. “People couldn’t even dream to have the year that Peyton’s had before this season with all the numbers. We’re up against it.”

 

Manning has been picking teams apart all season long with his choice of offensive weapons, be it running back Knowshon Moreno (13 TDs), receivers Wes Walker (10 TDs), Eric Decker (11 TDs), Demaryius Thomas (14 TDs) and tight end Julius Thomas (12 TDs) and although the Seahawks lack the experience of not having one player with Super Bowl experience… they have great confidence in their defense.

 

I’ve never seen experience play in games,” said Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman who has been making headlines all over the media with his trash talking, questions of sportsmanship and racial attitudes, but there is no denying he gets it done on the football field.

 

Sherman led the NFL with eight interceptions and has been the leader in a hard-hitting secondary know as the “Legion of Boom.”

 

I am just a guy trying to be the best,” said Sherman. “I am a guy who wants to help this team win. I am a fiery competitor who puts his life into his work and puts everything into his work.”

 

Tale of the tape for the Seattle defense is impressive… 14.4 points allowed per game, 273.6 total yards 172.0 passing yards, a league-best 39 forced turnovers and 44 sacks led by ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.

 

They are as good as advertised,” said Manning. “Probably one of the most impressive things is how well they play together as a unit.”

 

Manning has thrown for 580 yards on 67.5 passing percentage with two touchdowns and two interceptions in his two Super Bowls where he is 1-1.

 

The Seahawks have a little bit of offense punch themselves backed by third-year quarterback Russell Wilson, who is the only QB to post a passer rating of at least 100.0 in each of his first two seasons and his 24 regular-season victories are the most by a quarterback for his first two years since 1950.

 

Running back Marshawn Lynch (1,257 yards 12 TDs) will try to open up the ground attack against a Denver defense that has stepped up allowing an average of just 15.0 points and 268.5 yards in their last four games, including the playoffs.

 

But, oddsmakers are counting on the experience and just the overall power of the Denver offense by making the Broncos a (minus -3.0) point favorite, but with anybody who is everybody betting on all things Super Bowl related and the line expected to move back and forth as game time approaches, stay up to date and in the know with the latest lines up until kickoff right here at Wonder Punter.

 

This is the Super Bowl… everything is magnified… experience, numbers, stats, history and records are a thing of the past when these two teams take the field on Sunday night as it will come down to execution and taking care of the ball and whichever team does the better job and wants it more, wins… it’s that simple. Which team will make history? Seattle winning their first Super Bowl or Denver adding to Manning’s NFL legacy?

 

I’d like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what word even means,” said Manning.

 

I’m down the homestretch of my career, but I’m still in it. It’s not over yet. And so it’s still playing out.”

 

As good as the Seahawks defense has been and is, can they do enough to keep the Broncos at bay and give the offense a chance? Ball control may play a part but Denver can score so quickly… will it matter? So many questions, so many ways to dissect the biggest game of the year in all of American sports, but in the end as mentioned before… execution, taking care of the football and who wants it more will decide the winner. Who will do the better job to take home the trophy? All indications point to the Broncos which is hard to go against, but in the end, I favor the Seahawks doing the better job on both sides of the footbal and predict the Seattle Seahawks lifting this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII championship trophy as the NFL’s best team for the 2013 season.

 

Prediction/Pick- Seattle Seahawks

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

Fox: Expect the unexpected in Super Bowl

Ayanbadejo: Players smoked pot before SB

Brendon AyanbadejoFormer Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says teammates smoked marijuana before one of his two Super Bowls.

Ayanbadejo did not identify which usually players and even which team was using the drug in a podcast regarding Fox Sports activities.

Brendon Ayanbadejo says players smoked cigarettes pot throughout the week from the one of the Super Bowls he or she played within, either with all the Bears in 2007 or even with the Ravens last season. Ayanbadejo played for that Bears in Super Bowl XLI after the 2006 time of year and the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII last season, but he'd not uncover which year the occurrence took place.

"I'm not going to say which usually Super Bowl it was, yet I just remember getting off the elevator one night — it was early on in the [Super Bowl] week, simply to start the particular week away – and all sorts of the unexpected I just got hit on the head along with fumes associated with marijuana within the entire flooring of the resort that the team was keeping on… I really could just imagine there was a few young guys just toking up in more compared to one room. "

Ayanbadejo, who else did not play in the NFL this season, said he was surprised his teammates would use cannabis days before the Super Bowl.

"I was like, 'Man this is the 7 days of the Super Bowl plus you're simply going in? '" Ayanbadejo mentioned. "So i quickly was searching, and I'm like 'OK, where will be the security? ' I looked and for several reason we all didn't possess regular law enforcement. Coach was smart sufficient to have rent-a-cops on our flooring instead of regular police such as we usually do. "

Marijuana has been a subject of discussion this week since the Super Dish features 2 teams from states to recently legalize the drug for leisure use.

Medicinal marijuana is lawful in twenty states as well as the District associated with Columbia, plus Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll agreed with the notion that the NFL should consider allowing players to use cannabis for medicinal purposes.

"I would certainly say that we have to explore and find ways to create our sport a better game and look after our players in whatever way feasible, " Carroll said at a news meeting Monday following his team's first practice of Extremely Bowl 7 days. "Regardless of what other stigmas might be involved, we have to do this because the planet of medicine is doing this. "

Marijuana continues to be on the NFL's banned elements list, plus two people of the Seahawks secondary — cornerbacks Brandon Browner plus Walter Thurmond – possess served drug suspensions this year. Browner's suspension is continuing.

 

Kaepernick on Sherman antics: ‘Ridiculous’

Lynch walks out on media for second day in row

Marshawn Lynch spoken to the media for the second day within a row on Wednesday.

(Twitter/@KimJonesSports)Marshawn Lynch talked to the media for the second day in a row on Wednesday. (Twitter/@KimJonesSports)
More SB coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert recommendations | Super Bowl weather conditions | Most recent news JERSEY CITY, In. J. – For the second day inside a row, Marshawn Lynch discussed to the press and for the 2nd day in a row, the Seahawks operating back survived less than 10 minutes, but this individual did answer questions truthfully. For instance, Lynch admitted this individual only showed up so he wouldn't get fined by the NFL.

"I'm right here, man, so I don't have to pay the fine, " Lynch said.

 

Beast Mode was fined $50, 500 by the NFL in early January for not speaking with the press, but the little league agreed to shelve the fine as long as Lynch participated in media interviews going forward. The particular Seahawks operating back hasn't been an active individual, but he's participated within two interviews this week. Those two selection interviews have combined to last less than 15 minutes. Apart from talking about not really wanting to pay out the fine, Lynch offered a four-word description of his Animal Mode play name on Wednesday, "It's just a lifestyle. "

Then he answered something about playing in his first Super Bowl, "I'm just taking it all in. inch

Lynch also answered a question as to what he believes of the media attention he is getting because of not talking to the particular media, "I really don't have got too much to state, boss. I really don't. We appreciate it, but I don't get it. I'm just here so I won't get fined, boss. Which is only reason I'm right here, " Lynch said.

If you're keen on awkwardness, then you have to be expecting that Lynch wins the particular Super Bowl MVP honor because that could end up producing the most uncomfortable postgame job interview of all time. Furthermore, if Lynch were to earn the MVP award, however have to do this particular after the sport:

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Panthers, Rivera agree to three-year extension

Ron Rivera got a three-year extension from the Panthers Tuesday.

(USATSI)Ron Rivera got a three-year extension from the Panthers Tuesday.
CBS SB coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert picks | Super Bowl weather | Latest news Somewhere in the middle of 2013, Ron Rivera morphed into the gambling madman known as Riverboat Ron and led the Panthers from a 1-3 start to a 12-win season and an NFC South division title. To reward the coach, Carolina gave him a three-year extension on Tuesday.

Rivera initially signed a four-year contract and was headed into the final year of his contract in 2014. He looked like a dead-man walking when the Panthers lost to the Bills in Week 4, but an 11-1 run to close the season and a playoff berth obviously changed things.

 

"I have been very clear about how much I have enjoyed living in Charlotte and working for this organization, " said Rivera. "I very much appreciate the support and confidence Mr. Richardson and (general manager) Dave Gettleman have shown in me and our staff. Any success we have enjoyed is the result of a team effort by players, coaches, scouts and the entire organization, and our ultimate goal remains winning the Super Bowl. " Rivera won six games in 2011 (his first year), seven games in 2012 and 12 last season. He survived a change in general managers, when Dave Gettleman was hired to replace Marty Hurney, the man who hired Rivera.

"The team has shown improvement under Ron each year, and he is deserving of the recognition that he has received for the 2013 season, " said Gettleman. "We are pleased and excited with the continuity this extension brings. "

Under Rivera's guidance, the Panthers have developed some serious defensive stars including Defensive Player of the Year candidate Luke Kuechly and rookie defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Kawaan Short.

The secondary, featuring mostly castoffs, became a strength as the Legion of Whom.

"The improvement of our team has been reflected in the progress of the record over the last three seasons under Ron, and we look forward to building upon that foundation, " Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson said.

Rivera's return means the Panthers keep some consistency which, they obviously hope, will result in Carolina returning to the postseason for consecutive years for the first time in franchise history.

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Ditka on playing Super Bowl in Jersey: ‘It’s stupid’

Mike Ditka braved the weather to watch his jersey be retired in 2013.

(USATSI)Mike Ditka braved the weather to watch his jersey be retired in 2013. (USATSI)
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Many members of the media landed in the New York City area on Sunday to begin preparations for Super Bowl week, and everybody was met by snow on the ground and an Arctic chill in the air. So maybe former Bears coach Mike Ditka has a point when he said the following.

“The weather’s going to be a problem, ” Ditka told the

Detroit Free Press

. “They made a big mistake. The game shouldn’t be there. I mean, it’s stupid. ”
As of Sunday, the weather prediction for Super Bowl Sunday was a 60 percent chance of precipitation with temperatures dipping down to 31 degrees around the time the game is scheduled to begin. Also, something about ice pellets.

On Monday morning, things perhaps began to look a little more hopeful. With regards to precipitation. Not to temperature.

Still, it’s not cool, Dikta said.

“First of all, it’s not fair to the players, ” Ditka said. “It’s not going to be fair to the fans. It’s not going to be that enjoyable.

“I mean, I understand it’s the Super Bowl and it’s a privilege to play in the Super Bowl. It’d be nice to be playing in Miami or San Diego or New Orleans or somewhere the weather is conducive to guys being able to show their talents. ”

I understand all that, but I talk to so many fans who think football should be played in the outdoor elements. Sure, these people won’t have to sit in those actual elements while fighting off frostbite, but if there is snow and sleet and wind and cold, that could make for a cool-looking visual for those watching on TV (how, obviously, the vast majority of people are going to watch the game).

As for the tens of thousands of fans (and, ahem, media) who will brave those elements, well, they’ll probably have a chance to tell you whether an outdoor Super Bowl is a good idea or a bad one. And you know what, so will the commissioner.

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Carroll: NFL should look into medicinal marijuana

Pete Carroll is open to the idea of medicinal marijuana use in the NFL.

(USATSI)Pete Carroll is open to the idea of medicinal marijuana use in the NFL. (USATSI)
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JERSEY CITY, N. J. – There are only two states in the country where recreational marijuana use is legal and the NFL teams from those two states are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII. So it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked about marijuana on Monday.

Carroll wasn’t asked about recreational marijuana use though, he was asked his thoughts on the use of medicinal marijuana in the NFL.

“We have to continue to explore and compete to find ways that are going to make our game a better game and take care of our players in the best way possible, ” Carroll said. “The fact that it’s in the world of medicine is obviously something [that Commissioner Roger Goodell] realizes and him making the expression that we need to follow the information and the research absolutely I’m in support of. Regardless of what other stigmas may be involved, I think we have to do this because the world of medicine is trying to do the exact same thing and figure it out and they’re coming to some conclusions. “
Carroll echoed the comments of Goodell, who said on Jan. 23 that the NFL might consider medicinal marijuana if it there’s evidence that it helps treat concussions, “We will obviously follow signs, ” Goodell said. “We will follow medicine and if they determine this could be a proper usage in any context, we will consider that. Our medical experts are not saying that right now. “

If the NFL’s medical experts ever do get on board with medicinal marijuana, Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson doesn’t seem like someone who would mind.

“I think anything that can make our job a little easier without sacrificing our health at the same time is good for the league, it’s good for players, ” Robinson said. “I’m all for alternative forms of recovery and all those types of things – hyperbaric chambers, o-zoning, whatever it may be. So, I’m all for it. Whatever can help the player, I’m for. “

Medicinal marijuana is legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, the NFL would probably need it to be legal in any state where it has a team before the league would make a move on allowing marijuana use for medicinal purposes.

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Adams says he will walk home if Broncos win SB

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Should the Broncos win the Super Bowl, Mike Adams is walking home.

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If the Broncos win the Super Bowl, safety Mike Adams plans to celebrate in an unique, cathartic fashion. “If we win the Super Bowl, I'm going to keep my helmet and pads on, and I'm walking home, ” he told
The Denver Post

.

 

See Adams is from Paterson, N. J., just 12 miles from MetLife Stadium. The veteran safety plans on walking home, back to a place numerous people told him he'd never escape from. He heard those same naysayers as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware and is now in his 10th year in the league.

Of Paterson, Adams describes his hometown as a disease. “It can be almost like cancer, and I say that because the negativity in that place can be like a snowball rolling down hill, ” he said.

According to Giants receiver Victor Cruz – also a native of Paterson – too many teenagers died from their hometown instead of even graduating from high school. Adams grew up not knowing his father and his mother died of ovarian cancer in 2004. Needless to say, if Adams wins the Super Bowl, he'll be walking on clouds.

“After I get to the IHOP on Route 3, I'll start hitchhiking, ” Adams joked. “But they'd probably just think I'm some crazy person. ”

Super Bowl XLVIII forecast: Wintry mix in picture

Eric Grubman tests out the NFL's cold-winter swag for the fans.

(USATSI)Eric Grubman tests out the NFL's cold-winter swag for the fans.
More SB coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert picks | Latest news Here's finished . about weather forecasts: They like to change. And, contrary to popular belief, weather is never the same. So while we have a recent forecast calling for fairly mild weather, as of Saturday we're now staring at ICE PELLETS and 70 % chance of precipitation for Super Bowl XLVIII.

In addition , the high, per Weather Underground, is 34 degrees. So that's fun.

 

The forecast now calls for 70 percent chance of precipitation and ICE PELLETS.(WUnderground. com)

It isn't much better for the day before and after Super Bowl Sunday either. Saturday, Feb. 1, calls for 30 percent precipitation and snow, while Monday, Feb. 3, calls for 50 percent precipitation and snow as well.

 

Weather. com has a slightly different forecast but brings into play the dreaded

wintry mix

. It's the same basic forecast though, except the 40 percent precipitation at night is a lot more doable than the 60 percent throughout the day.

 

Cold rain and snow sure sounds fun though.The forecast now calls for 70 percent chance of precipitation and ICE PELLETS.
Cold rain and snow!(Weather. com)
Our friends at the current weather Channel (a good follow on Twitter this week is @WeatherChannel by the way) type of explain the mixture in precipitation expectations in their latest update:

 

"To be clear, we're

perhaps not

anticipating a major storm with heavy precipitation to affect the Northeast on Super Bowl weekend, " Jon Erdman writes. "However, we are expecting a frontal system to slide into the Northeast Saturday, possibly lingering into Super Bowl Sunday. With colder air retreating, all precipitation types, from snow, to sleet, freezing rain, even rain, are on the table with this system. While most of our guidance suggests most of this precipitation might fall Saturday into the early part of Super Bowl Sunday, we still can't exclude any lingering precipitation throughout the game itself. "

The official forecast from Weather. gov hasn't come through yet. The responsible jerks at the government won't do anything more when compared to a 7-day forecast. We'll know soon what they're expecting.

For the time being prepare for the worst.

 

Super Bowl forecast: 25 degrees, but no snow

Some snow or showers might be in the forecast for Super Sunday, Feb. repayments

(USATSI)Some snow or showers could be in the forecast for Super Sunday, Feb. 2.
More SB coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert Picks | Latest news We are now officially significantly less than 10 days out from Super Bowl XLVIII in Nj. That doesn't just mean it's almost time for you to head as much as the Big Apple area. It also means we are within the "10-Day Forecast" range.

And lest you imagine weather isn't a big deal for this game, well it's. I walked outside in North Carolina on Friday and almost lost a few fingers because it was 10 degrees and I was gloveless. Trying to tackle someone in the snow or throw a football into 20 mph winds ain't easy.

 

Knowing that, Weather. com is calling for a decently mild forecast.

Sunset is scheduled for 5: 15 p. m. so bank on the 25-degree part of things. What's interesting is there's no snow currently slated at night for the 10-day forecast.

 

The chance of precipitation is merely 20 percent, which would be big for the NFL.

 

All things considered, this is a pretty Broncos- and Peyton Manning-friendly forecast. Winter is a nightmare but it's just likely to be cold in the brand new York area on Feb. 2 . Expecting anything different is delusional.

 

But mid-20s with a low potential for rain or snow and only 8, ph winds? That's a calm freaking day compared to what

couldhappen.

We'll keep you updated through the week.. whether you like it or not.

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Goodell: I haven’t checked Super Bowl forecast

Roger Goodell has not checked a forecast however he says.

(USATSI)Roger Goodell will sit with the fans in New York.
Super dish coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert picks | extremely Bowl news The Broncos-Seahawks matchup aside, the one thing everybody's talking about in relation to Super dish XLVIII is the weather. snowfall is absolutely a factor and there will be plenty of forecasts bandied regarding in the coming days.

But Roger Goodell won't be checking all of them. Or at least that's what he says. Goodell, who plans on braving the elements and sitting outside for the 2014 Super dish, accurately pointed out the errors of weather forecasting.

 

“One will be, I'm not sure how dependable forecasts are this far out, ” Goodell said. “And two is, we have a whole group of people that are getting the greatest information, have the right group together, to make sure we have suitable information at the right time. There's nothing I can do about that. Our team has been working to be prepared for all alternatives and I'm assured they will be. " There's no way Goodell's not looking at

any kind of

forecasts leading up to the game. The weather matters too much when it comes to how this game will be pulled off to completely disregard.

But the commish is absolutely correct in the fact that he "can't control" Mother Nature.

“I can't control weather. all of us don't control weather, ” Goodell said. “We made the decision that football is performed in the elements and so all of us recognize that and we made a decision to do that. Championship games are often performed in inclement weather. We had a number of games that were played within inclement weather, including playoff online games this year. That's football. ”

It's a smart PR strategy, in order to embrace whatever gets tossed the league's way. performing scared of snow or rainfall or a little ol' vent will only crank up the buzz around the Super Bowl climate. apart from, everything is out of Goodell's manage at this point anyway.

Brady ‘could care less’ about watching Super Bowl

Tom Brady won't be watching SB XLVIII.

(USATSI)Tom Brady won't be watching SB XLVIII.
Super Bowl coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert recommendations | Super Bowl information Watching a Super Bowl occur – after coming up 1 game short of playing in it – can't be easy. It might not happen at all in the case of mary Brady.

The Patriots quarterback, speaking to WEEI during his every week appearance, said that he could "care less" about watching the particular 2014 Super Bowl.

 

"I don't have much of a rooting interest, honestly, " Brady said. "Those games are hard to view. I don't really observe myself sitting down to enjoy the football game to watch this. Our season's over. honestly, I could care less about viewing the game. That's pretty much how I feel. " Brady's apathy towards the game comes from a pretty apparent place. He and the vyri? kis were one game timid of making it to New York and getting a shot at rich Sherman and the Seahawks.

Surely Brady would love a little revenge upon "that type of guy, inch but in this case he will not get it. And though he plus Peyton Manning are pleasant off the field, it's dubious he'd enjoy seeing Manning knock down his 2nd Lombardi Trophy since Brady captured his last extremely Bowl victory.

Unfortunately for Brady he'll probably have to spend the evening at his small little house with his supermodel wife Gisele. Tough crack. At least this time she'll become free to criticize Wes Welker's ability to catch the golf ball.

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"I try to stay in stride with what's going on plus play my cards because they're dealt to me, inch he said. "I've usually said I would love to complete here, with the Vikings, therefore I'll just stick with that will. "

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