With rain in the forecast for Sunday at Candlestick Park, Giants left tackle David Diehl isn’t concerned.
“My mudder was a mudder, so I think I’m going to be all right,” Diehl said Thursday, per Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Diehl was making a reference to Papanick, a horse from Seinfeld about which Kramer overheard a couple of guys talking.
Coach Tom Coughlin may not similarly “love the slop,” but he’s ready for whatever comes. “There isn’t going to be anything that we can do about it except go play in it,” Coughlin said. “If we have to put the ball in a bucket of water a couple times this week [during practice], we’ll do that. . . . I’m not going to change the plan. It’s not going to change what we hope to do going in. Once we’re in the game, if it becomes a factor then we would have to make adjustments.”
If the rain merely makes the field slick, that could help the passing offenses by giving the players who know where they’re going an edge over those who don’t. Throw in wind and wet balls, and that could make it harder to gain ground through the air.