The weather at the Super Bowl has been a huge focus of the coverage as we get ready for Sunday in New Jersey. Everyone wants to know what impact the outdoors will have.
Well, I am of two minds on this.
As a coach, I have spent 80 to 90 hours working on a game plan in a week, and I never wanted to play against the weather. I wanted to play against my opponent, which I could prepare and plan for.
Then there are those that say the weather is a part of the game throughout the season and this Super Bowl will be no different from a cold-weather playoff game. That certainly is a valid argument.
The last time Peyton Manning, now the Devneor Broncos' QB, played in a Super Bowl it was in Miami in the rain, and there were eight turnovers. You kind of expect nice weather in Miami, but no one really knows.
What we know about the forecast for this Super Bowl is that it will be cold – freezing weather – and 8 mile-an-hour winds. If the wind stays at 8 mph with no precipitation, everything is going to be manageable. If it's cold and dry, everyone can play in that.
But if you just get a little bit of precipitation in this football game, it's going to change the game in favor of the Seahawks. Here's why: Peyton Manning does not throw a tight spiral. And if the conditions get windy and wet, it's going to affect the Broncos passing game.