Taj Smith won't suit up for Super Bowl XLIV, but he's played an important role in the Colts' defensive preparations, writes Len Pasquarelli.
How did the Colts and Patriots, facing off Sunday for NFL midseason supremacy, become powerhouses? One organization chose the homegrown method, while the other has made the most of used parts.
Tony Dungy wasted little time at the Colts' recent minicamp letting his players know that their focus needs to be on what's ahead of them, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Forget the finesse label. The suddenly smashmouth Colts just may be running their way to a Super Bowl championship, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Maybe it was the little prayer Peyton Manning said before the final drive. Or maybe it was Bryan Fletcher's big idea. This much is certain: Manning is finally going to the Super Bowl, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Although the Colts in the Pro Bowl would like to be basking in a Super Bowl win, they're ready to put the disappointing end to their season behind them.
One reason for the Steelers' success is the continuity along their offensive line.