Posted on: February 6, 2010 11:11 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2010 11:15 pm
The Saints held their final practice session on Saturday, and so far still only have corner back Randall Gay (illness) and Lyle Hamilton (ankle) as their sole injury concerns. Gay has been suffering from a cold, but head coach Sean Payton expects him to play. Payton is not as sure about Hamilton, who has been nursing a sore ankle, but the coach remains optimistic.
When last we heard from the Colts, all their star players were spontaneously combusting all over the place. Indianapolis also held their final walkthrough practice Saturday morning. Dwight Freeney (ankle!) sat out practice again. Corner back Jerraud Powers (foot) did some light work. Head coach Jim Caldwell said both are considered day-to-day. As for Reggie Wayne, he returned to practice Saturday after leaving 20 minutes early Friday when he re-aggravated his right knee.
“We’ve done extremely well and been attentive," he said. "The [players] have been very, very focused and our practices have been sharp as well. Overall we’ve been moving in the right direction.”
I certainly hope so. It would be great if both teams had all their star players in the game. Super Bowl parties are depending on it. And these injured players need to stand up, play through the pain and understand that destiny is calling. "Perseverance!: What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve!" I read that on a poster at a dentist's office once. I'm not sure what it means, but if it has anything to do with my Super Bowl party and the crapload of buffalo wings and Jose Ole' taquitos that' I'm planning to consume, then that would be fantastic.
Posted on: February 2, 2010 10:26 am
So late Sunday it was reported that Dwight Freeney had a third-degree ankle sprain. And yesterday Colts head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed that report. But, Caldwell called Freeney a "quick healer" (like Wolverine, if that reference helps you), so it sounds like the Colts' thinking is he will play.
But Caldwell then told reporters that the Colts are preparing their game plan as if Freeney won't play.
Meanwhile, Drew Brees told the Times-Picayune that the Saints are preparing their game plan as if Freeney will play.
And Hashmarks gives us a list of players with bad injuries prior to their respective Super Bowls who did end up playing.
So I guess the moral of the story is, no one knows what the hell is going on. Advantage = Ambiguity and Vagueness. Yay!