Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dolphins cranking the AC in prep for Denver?


This week, the Miami Dolphins are preparing for their coldest game so far this season.

Miami will travel to Denver Sunday to take on the Broncos, where the temperature is expected to peak in the low-40s or mid-to-upper-30s.

Sure, that's not that cold. However, the coldest the Dolphins have been this year is 50 degrees--in Chicago a few weeks ago--and they're certainly not battling frost bite every day in practice.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Monday that one of the topics of discussion among the staff this week will be the weather, "because we certainly don't get a lot of that."

"We’ve cooled the bubble down to a chilly maybe 62 (degrees), or 63 if we can,” Philbin quipped, via MiamiDolphins.com.

But when Sunday afternoon rolls around, Philbin expects the temperature factor to be a minor side note. Until then, they'll at least be mindful of it.

“It’s similar for a Northern team coming down here,” he said. “Once the ball gets kicked off, I think it’s really more about football and attitude and execution than it is about the temperature, whether it be 88 (degrees) with 70 percent humidity, or whether it be (36 degrees) like it’s supposed to be on Sunday. But we’ll certainly take a look at it.”

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