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Wes Welker on cold weather: This is what football is supposed to be

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The Broncos have arrived for the Super Bowl and, predictably, the weather was a popular topic when they met the media in New Jersey on Sunday. 

Count wide receiver Wes Welker in the group that thinks concerns about Denver’s ability to succeed should conditions get perilous won’t amount to anything. Welker said he didn’t see a problem for the Broncos throwing the ball in bad weather and that his time with New England left him feeling good about whatever Mother Nature may bring on gameday.

“I feel good about it. I played in this for six years so I have a good idea of what to expect and what to be ready for, different things like that,” Welker said at the team’s press conference. “It really didn’t feel too bad out there just walking over here to this boat and things like that. I’m looking forward to it, this is what football is supposed to be … You remember growing up playing in the snow with your buddies and everything like that and enjoying it.”

There will probably be a lot of variations on Welker’s answer throughout the week from the Broncos. There will be variations in the forecast as well, but the Seahawks defense will be there regardless of the weather and the Broncos’ time is best spent focused in that direction rather than gazing skyward to see if the sun is shining.

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26 Responses to “Wes Welker on cold weather: This is what football is supposed to be”
  1. packfntk says: Jan 26, 2014 8:14 PM

    I prefer to watch in the elements. Nothing better than a game in the snow.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 26, 2014 8:16 PM

    “…I just wish I’d packed an overcoat to wear on top of this sports jacket…”.

  3. jacobslatter says: Jan 26, 2014 8:18 PM

    Matty Ice Ice Baby of the Atlanta Falcons thinks football is best played at 72 degrees in the friendly confines of a domed stadium. 4,500+ yards thrown this year baby.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 26, 2014 8:22 PM

    I wonder who blinked when Welker came face to face with Caserio when he was on the Patriots.

  5. sewalters79 says: Jan 26, 2014 8:22 PM

    Wes is correct, Football was invented in Northeastern Ohio, where it’s very cold!

    It’s also not fair that all Bowl Games are played in the SEC’s backyard. Let’s face the facts, it’s much more fun in the elements versus 85 and Sunny everyday. I’m in Florida now and it’s 50 and they think the works is going to end!

  6. doe22us says: Jan 26, 2014 8:23 PM

    I am confused do the Broncos play in a dome?? No, so why is the weather an issue and before some smart alerk says but Peyton, stop your thought right there before embarrassing yourself.

  7. granadafan says: Jan 26, 2014 8:45 PM

    Unless it’s raining and miserable outside, the freezing weather should favor the team which is located a mile up in elevation in the middle of the Rockies, not the team on Pacific Ocean.

  8. denbronx says: Jan 26, 2014 8:46 PM

    The Denver Broncos have always played in the elements of bad weather.

    /thread.

  9. chiadam says: Jan 26, 2014 9:15 PM

    Letting wind / snow / cold / any weather element of any kind impact who wins the effing Super Bowl is stupid. And it’s not manly to wear short sleeves when it’s freezing and act like you’re not cold. It’s juvenile. I want the best team to win, not the one that screws up less in bad conditions.

  10. alskdh says: Jan 26, 2014 9:16 PM

    And it is such a shame, he won’t be doing it with the ULTIMATE cold weather quarterback. And instead we settle for the matinee of the Old Man and his neck.

  11. bluezeroe says: Jan 26, 2014 9:20 PM

    If I recall correctly, Manning didn’t want to play for the Seahawks because of the cooler climate…..

  12. juliusanonymous says: Jan 26, 2014 9:29 PM

    If I were Welker, I’d be more worried about a hit from Kam Chancellor than the weather. Last time he played the Seattle defense, he got blown up and didn’t catch a pass the rest of the game cuz he was too busy looking for the incoming hit.

    Seattle is going to show the world why physical football will always beat finesse. We play with bloody noses and bruised knuckles and we like it that way.

  13. arwiv says: Jan 26, 2014 9:48 PM

    Its hilarious….depending on who hosts the conference championship games, those games could be played in darn near blizzard conditions and nobody in the country would have a problem with it….a lot of people would actually look forward to it.

    Yet, the game that’s played 2 weeks later is expected to be played in sunny, warm weather, or in a dome. I have never understood that. The tickets sell regardless and football is fall/winter sport.

  14. arwiv says: Jan 26, 2014 9:58 PM

    Ok…ALMOST nobody in the country would have a problem with it. Most actual football fans appreciate games where teams have to fight each other AND the elements. It adds something to the game IMO. Its old-fashioned football.

  15. revskip says: Jan 26, 2014 9:59 PM

    arwiv says: Jan 26, 2014 9:48 PM

    Its hilarious….depending on who hosts the conference championship games, those games could be played in darn near blizzard conditions and nobody in the country would have a problem with it….a lot of people would actually look forward to it.

    Yet, the game that’s played 2 weeks later is expected to be played in sunny, warm weather, or in a dome. I have never understood that. The tickets sell regardless and football is fall/winter sport.

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    This guy gets it.

    The Ice Bowl, the Tuck Rule game, the NFC championship game in 2008 all fantastic games made even better by the elements. Real football players aren’t scared to play in snow, sleet, rain, etc.

  16. abninf says: Jan 26, 2014 10:03 PM

    chiadam says:

    Letting wind / snow / cold / any weather element of any kind impact who wins the effing Super Bowl is stupid.
    ===================================

    Then I guess the wind / snow / cold / any weather element shouldn’t have an impact on the conference championships, division, championships or any game at all since they’re all important?

  17. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 26, 2014 10:08 PM

    Fact: Manning loses when it’s cold.

  18. ytsejamer1 says: Jan 26, 2014 10:20 PM

    While Welker is “Fredo” to me right now…He’s 100% right and I expect he’ll do just fine come SB Sunday. He’s been part of a good number of offensive explosion games in the snow (59-0 in a blizzard).

    I hope the snow comes down during the game…makes things really interesting and is the true equalizer. The game becomes a test of wills.

    PS. Love the suit/jacket…stylin’ and profilin’…lear jet flyin’…

  19. epack13sb says: Jan 26, 2014 10:21 PM

    1967 NFL Championship “Ice Bowl”, those were the days, of real men playing, real football. Vince Lombardi would be asking today ” what the hell is going on out there”

  20. leatherface2012 says: Jan 26, 2014 10:22 PM

    dome , or south only case closed. what if its -50 and 40 mph winds , and 18 ” of snow fall. utter idiocy

  21. JSpicoli says: Jan 26, 2014 10:30 PM

    Not in February, not in New York. Where do they play all the college bowl games and, prior to this year, the SB?

    It a lame cash grab the NFL is making by getting it in NY. Ask the fans who are not buying tickets like normal years.

    It isn’t the worst thing, but it is another thing that the NDL is doing that comes under the category of “Trying too hard”.

  22. doctorjagaloon says: Jan 26, 2014 11:22 PM

    Yes, Denver plays in the elements. But Denver is the offensive force in this gane, much of it through a passing attack, and if the weather Seattle ia more the defensive force. So if the weather is crappy (very cold/windy/snow) that will likely hamper an offense that relies on precision passing and timing and help a defense trying to stop/slow it.

    I liked the idea of an outdoors SuperBowl, but now that we have the two beat teams in the NFL squaring off, I just want to see the two teams face off on equal footing and weather having zero impact who wins the game.

  23. markzitterkopf says: Jan 26, 2014 11:24 PM

    The two best teams in the NFL are going to the Super Bowl. Both have played in foul weather this year. When the weather is nasty the advantage goes to the offense. Thy know where they are trying to go. i.e. routes, blocking assignments. I think the biggest game of the year should be rotated around to all NFL cities.

  24. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 27, 2014 12:03 AM

    If it gets too cold, will Welker’s rug blow off on the sideline? That weather can’t be good for hair glue.

  25. mackcarrington says: Jan 27, 2014 1:28 AM

    bluezeroe says:
    Jan 26, 2014 9:20 PM
    If I recall correctly, Manning didn’t want to play for the Seahawks because of the cooler climate…..
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    If *I* recall correctly, Manning didn’t want to play for the Seahawks because he didn’t want to play in the same conference as his brother.

  26. edithpiaf51 says: Jan 27, 2014 1:28 AM

    Football is meant to be played in the elements. Like someone saiid , it as invented in Ohio where it is cold and te Broncos play in mile high stadium. Higher elevations tend to be colder due to thinning air.,Peyton is used to a dome but the rest of the Broncos are ready for the elements.

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