James Ihedigbo returns to Super Bowl this time with Ravens

1/27/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

Although the Baltimore Ravens entered the playoffs on a four game loss in the final five games of the regular season, the team turned out to be a surprise contender trouncing quarterbacks Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts), Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos), and Tom Brady (New England Patriots) en route to the Super Bowl.
 
It will be the Baltimore Ravens’ first Super Bowl appearance since the 2001 win over New York Giants. Although the Baltimore Ravens are taking on the san Francisco 49ers in one solid run to the Super Bowl, teammates James Ihedibgo wants the Ravens to be aware of the small details that can sometimes costs a game at such high level. For starters, James Ihedibgo doesn’t want the Baltimore Ravens to underestimate rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick who has taken the majority offensive snaps throughout the playoffs and was heavily favored by the San Francisco 49ers for the starting spot during the regular season.
 
“He is an explosive player ... in the running and passing game,” said the Baltimore defensive back James Ihedigbo. “He can get the ball down the field in a hurry.”
James Ihedibgo also warned the Baltimore Ravens against underestimating San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore.
 
“He runs the ball extremely hard. He is a player you would want to have on your team,” Ihedigbo said. “They have a great offensive team.” 
 
Additionally, James Ihedibgo’s recent Super Bowl experience is coming in handy calming the nerves of any player feeling jittery due to the hype surrounding the Sunday Feb. 03 game at Superdome.
 
“The energy is electric. It is surreal…You have to enjoy it for what it is,” James Ihedibgo said of the atmosphere surrounding g the Super Bowl game. “You have a lot of guys on this team that have played in big-time games. Not that you can compare that to the (hype of) of the Super Bowl.
 
“I want the guys to experience it on their own, to try and enjoy the Super Bowl. Enjoy the experience and enjoy it for what it is worth.”
 
Being waived by the New England Patriots on Aug. 31 but still going on to play 16 regular season game (three starts) after being picked up as a free agent by the Baltimore Ravens, James Ihedibgo hopes the Baltimore Ravens can end an over decade long Super Bowl drought with a won next Sunday.
 
“That is what it is all about, playing your best football at the end of the season. We have been saying that all year,” said James Ihedibgo. “This is the last stretch, the last mile of the stretch.”
 
“We are preparing for one game,” said James Ihedibgo marking the end of the Baltimore Ravens’ postseason. “We just have two weeks to do it .”
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