You knew one of the first questions Eli Manning would get at media day for the 2012 Super Bowl would be about his brother, Peyton Manning. Super Bowl media day is being played out in Lucas Oil Stadium, home to Peyton and the Colts, and Peyton's one of the biggest stories in the NFL right now with his uncertain future in Indianapolis.
NFL Network's Deion Sanders asked Eli about what should happen with Peyton and he gave the family line on the topic.
"Peyton's going to do everything he can to get back healthy. He wants to continue to play football and I think that's the No. 1 priority right now, get him healthy, get him well and get him back to the level he was playing football last year. That's the goal and if he can do that everything else will work itself out."
And that family line is not giving up much information at all, as you can tell.
On a lighter note, Eli shared a memory of growing up when he said that Peyton used to wrestle him to the ground and pin him down until he could name all 12 schools in the SEC. (He eventually learned them.)
Other highlights from Eli Manning's time at media day:
- On nearly missing the playoffs and then making it to the Super Bowl: "We got a tough minded group here. When things get difficult you get our best performance and that's the way our coach is and that's the way our players are."
- On changes he'll make from the last time he was here: "I think last time we did a great job of preparation, of getting ready to play. We're going to enjoy it, enjoy our time here. The bus rides, and when the players are together, are a special bonding time with the group."
- On how to beat the Patriots: "You gotta have a good mix of the run and pass. they're going to have some new wrinkles, they're going to be prepared to try and slow us down. But we have good players all the way across on our offense."