Manning's fragile nerves, Belichick's bad luck, best NFL bargains

Will Peyton Manning's arm ever heal enough to throw the football the way he used to? Michael Lombardi has a disturbing report, while Pat Kirwan has some searching questions Manning and the Colts must ask themselves.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

» The Super Bowl edition of NFL Network's Sound FX captures the moment when, in the critical seconds of last Sunday's fourth quarter, Bill Belichick tells his secondary to make the Giants throw to Mario Manningham.

Wyche: The future is now

The 2011 campaign has ended ... which means next season is upon us! Steve Wyche has 12 storylines to follow in 2012. **More ...**

» Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best-selling book "Freakonomics," hands out honors for the best value players of 2011, the key prize being his MVB award.

» Rich Eisen pulls in some big-name guests to the podcast booth for the first of two editions this week. Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham is first up, followed by three-time Super Bowl winner Troy Aikman.

» Seth Paladin never thought Antonio Brown would respond to his tweet. Brown did, putting in motion a weeklong friendship between the Steelers wideout and one lucky fan in Indianapolis.

» Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett becomes an intern for a day at Young & Reckless clothing design company. Watch as an NFL star carries out the duties of a lowly intern.

» With the 2011 NFL season behind us, it's time to focus on the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

» The NFL has grown from humble roots to a league with a global fan base, but it's not stopping. Take a look at the sport's evolution.

» Happy birthday to former NFL cornerback Ty Law, who turns 38 on Friday.

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