So, let's see if I get this straight: On Defense The Colts defense is predicated on having fast, speedy defenders that can cover a lot of ground and get to the ball quickly, therefore limiting the offenses ability to drive down the field. Making on the fly adjustments and getting to the QB is supposed to force their opponents into short gains or missed plays. Now, if the field is say....covered in slippery snow, sleet, freezing rain....something like that. Won't that negate the effectiveness of that fast, speedy defense? If they can't get to where the ball is thrown or run to quick enough, then those short gains suddenly become bigger plays. Wouldn't a larger, more physical O Line be able to bear down and push the smaller Defense around in a trench battle since the "swarm to the ball" tactic won't work as well on a sloppy field? On Offense If the swirling wind predicted by Colts fans will shut down Bradys passing game, then it should have the same impact on Mannings ability as well, unless of course Dungy manages to arrange for the Colts to use a special ball on offense. Therefore, if the Colts passing game is limited, then, unlike this past Sunday, the Pats D can focus their effort more on stopping the run game. Addai ran free in the dome because the Pats had to concede something to the Colts offense....they knew they couldn't stop all of it. So, they schemed to take away Clark and the big strike play of Manning and his WR's and gambled on trying to limit the running game. Even though Addai racked up the yards, it also killed the clock and limited Indy's scoring chances. If the Pat's won't be able to pass in January, neither will the Colts. Therefore, the larger Pat's D will focus on stopping the running game, meanwhile, the smaller Colts D is going to be 2 steps behind where they'd normally be on a fast surface.