In ESPN The Magazine, Seth Wickersham writes that the two teams in Super Bowl XLVI are not perfect -- the Patriots have a weak defense and the Giants, an average offensive line -- but the team that covers its weaknesses will take the game.
Well before the NFL draft begins in New York, the battle over pro prospects has already been waged. Scouts, head coaches, GMs and owners all have conflicting agendas, and it's the players who get caught in the crossfire.
Seth Wickersham wonders how Norv Turner can win in the court of public opinion. If the Chargers upset the Patriots on Sunday, their deep roster will be hailed. If they lose, it will be considered Turner's fault.