Raheem Brock is keenly aware that, when Sunday evening rolls around, he’ll most likely be one of the closest watched players in recent Super Bowl history.
With defensive end Dwight Freeney’s availability for Super Bowl XLIV in doubt, thanks to a torn ligament in his right ankle, it looks like Brock and Robert Mathis will be in the starting lineup against the New Orleans Saints.
But its a role that he is familiar with. Earlier this season, with Freeney nursing a strained groin that kept him out of the lineup for a couple of weeks, it was Brock moving into the Colts’ starting defensive lineup.
“Yeah I mean we’ve been through this before from earlier in the season where Dwight’s not playing and me and Rob [Mathis] are starting, [with] the rest of the young guys stepping up and playing a little bit more. We’re not worried. We’ve been through it before,” he said Wednesday.
“You can’t replace Dwight, but we still want to get to the quarterback like we do.”