FORT LAUDERDALE -- Kicker Adam Vinatieri was front and center Monday night, one of six Colts players to meet with the media after the team's arrival. Vinatieri addressed his teammates last week, speaking to them about what the Super Bowl is all about. This is Vinatieri's fifth Super Bowl in his 11-year career.
Vinatieri was asked how Colts coach Tony Dungy and Patriots coach Bill Belichick are similar and different.
"The way they are similar is that they are both very, very intelligent and very good coaches as far as Xs and Os," he said. "I guess, pretty much everything beyond that, is different. It's hard to even compare. They are two completely different styles but both very successful. Coach Dungy approaches everyting more of as a friend type of thing where he wants you to play well because he wants to see you succeed. Coach Belichick is a little bit more of a figurehead, maybe that's the wrong terminology, but more of a scary figure."
Vinatieri was also asked about the styles of the first two coaches he played for in the NFL, Bill Parcells and Pete Carroll.
"We're getting into my whole career here," he said. "I think everybody knows how Coach Parcells coaches. He's that strong, tough-nosed guy and very successful obviously. And then Pete Carroll won national championships at USC. They are four completely different coaches, so it just goes to show that you have the right team, and the right players and the right leadership on the team, you can lead in your own way and still be successful. A lot of guys have rings, so I guess you can't complain one way or the other. Hopefully [Dungy] will get one, too."
TUESDAY LOOK-AHEAD: The Bears and Colts will take part in Media Day festivities on Tuesday, with the Bears at 10 a.m. and the Colts at noon.