The Super Bowl X Factors

February 4, 2012 at 4:29 am 3 comments


There has been a lot of discussion revolving around the two quarterbacks playing in the Super Bowl, and rightfully so. Tom Brady is Tom Brady, and Eli Manning has elevated his play this year, solidifying his place as a top quarterback. These two are quite possibly going to be the deciding factors in this game. That being said, there are many other players, who could possibly make a huge difference in this game. Here are a few names which should garner attention, as this game approaches and unravels.

Giants

1) Jason Pierre-Paul: Coming out in last years draft, JPP was the raw, undeveloped talent, which was the physical freak project. This year, his skills were honed, and JPP showed what a game changer he truly is. The Pats top protection priority should be containing this freak athlete.

2) Justin Tuck: The heart and soul of the Giants defense, Tuck is an elite defensive player which needs to be taken into account in every game. After a lackluster season due to injuries, Tuck is now playing good football.

3) Osi Umenyiora: He’s back, and has been outstanding in the playoffs, enough said.

4) Victor Cruz/Hakeem Nicks: Both game changers, both explosive, both can exploit Eli’s strong arm and New England’s suspect secondary.

Patriots

1) Rob Gronkowski: A big physical freak and a match up nightmare. Most physically imposing tight end in the league. Will be able to impose will on Giants secondary.

2) Aaron Hernandez: A great versatile tight end, who will cause match up problems.

3 )Wes Welker: Never been to high on this guy, but Brady knows how to use him. Could cause problems with Giants secondary.

The Two Dark Horses:

Deion Branch for the Patriots and Mario Manningham for the Giants.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mike Frangione  |  February 4, 2012 at 4:39 am

    If Gronkowski is 100%, he could cause problems. I have doubts that he is, but maybe an injection will say otherwise. As for Manningham, given the number of dropped balls I’ve seen from him, he might be down on Eli’s depth chart. However, a good QB uses all available weapons – really, Manningham could make a difference with 3 or 4 catches. He’s made some big plays in the past.

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  • 3. Mike Frangione  |  February 4, 2012 at 4:39 am

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