INDIANAPOLIS - Were he still patrolling the Patriots defensive backfield, maybe Rodney Harrison would preach the team’s party line regarding its Super Bowl rematch with the Giants, which basically can be condensed to this:
Payback is not on our minds, and what happened in XLII has nothing to do with motivating us for XLVI. Next question. But Harrison, who is three seasons removed from his final NFL game and has flourished in his second career as a studio analyst on NBC’s “Football Night in America’’ because of his unfiltered candor, says the suggestion that revenge won’t be a motivating factor for the Patriots is . . .