Bill Fishman was unable to stake his beloved New York Jets in this year’s AFC title game because Coach Herman Edwards’ crew was left behind at the runway gates, leaving him with little choice but to take the “bus” to the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit the following month.
The thing is, Fishman does n’t know if it will stop in Denver on its way to Motown.
He was pretty sure of one thing: the Carolina Express would run out of gas in Seattle on Sunday in an NFC championship game.
“Can you stop (Steve) Smith?” He asked.
“I doubt it, but you can make things difficult for (Jake) Delhomme by giving him the ball.
Seattle does lead the league in sacks and this is Carolina’s fourth roady in a row.
“I just don’t see the Panthers playing with the same intensity, Super Bowl or no stakes. The last time the team was at this place lost 30-3.”
As far as other games go, Fishman is still undecided 24 hours before kickoff.
‘Bus’ is a great person for the sport. I just haven’t made a decision on that yet,” Fishman said.
“The Steelers played with a lot of karma, but the Broncos didn’t lose at home this year!
“I see both teams with solid defence.
“Ben (Roethlisberger) is a better midfielder, but still in his second year. Plummer has made no mistakes this year.
“I think the team that runs better and leads early will have the advantage and win.”