Q&A: Two Super Bowl Champion Coaches Talk NFL Playoffs

NewsFeed hopes for a Victor Cruz touchdown, just so we can see his talented salsa-dance celebrations.

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New York Giants' receiver Victor Cruz spins the ball after a touchdown. Look for his spot-on salsa dancing after a score.

How can you tell if Tebow is starting the game well?

Cowher: The biggest key for Tim Tebow is Denver’s ability to run the football, not just with Tebow, but with Willis McGahee. Tebow is left-handed and likes to run, roll and throw to his left. He will have to prove the ability to move to the right.

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We know about Tebow, but who else should we watch?

Cowher: Look for (running back) Arian Foster for Houston and A.J. Green for Cincinnati, a dynamic rookie receiver who makes acrobatic catches. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham is a 6-7 basketball player who is a matchup nightmare. Detroit’s Calvin Johnson is a special, special receiver and you will watch (quarterback Matt) Stafford just throw it up to him. The New York Giants’ Victor Cruz is phenomenal and you’ll see the best salsa dance if he scores a touchdown. He is very good at it, so hope for a TD by Cruz. Atlanta’s Julio Jones makes acrobatic catches. Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown is a good receiver and look for Denver linebacker Von Miller to rush the quarterback.

Does having this week off (like Green Bay, San Francisco, New England and Baltimore) help or hurt?

Dungy: There is something in you as a coach where you want to keep playing, especially when you’ve been hot. Having rest and getting guys healthy is something you look forward to and I don’t think any of these teams would trade that.

Who do you like in the Super Bowl?

Cowher: I will take New Orleans and Pittsburgh. I think Pittsburgh is a team that can go on the road, they are built to do that with their great defense, and do that all three games. Pittsburgh has great matchups with New England (13-3) or Baltimore (12-4). New Orleans is the one team that can go back up and beat Green Bay. I’m picking the hot hand there.

Dungy: Well, I started out early on with Pittsburgh and Green Bay and I’m going to stick with that. If Ben is healthy, that has a good chance to play out. The team that is scary to me is the Giants. I think they can make some noise.

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