Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows exactly how to dress.
And how to have a little fun with the annual questions that come when you play in a part of the country where it gets a little chilly.
Brady said frigid temperatures didn’t bother him, though he said it while wearing a black headwarmer that covered everything but his nose and eyes.
“I know exactly what to wear,” Brady said, via Tom Curran of CSNNE.com. “I know how many layers to wear every degree.
“I’m a [bleeping] machine, man, I’m a [bleeping] machine! C’mon baby!”
Clearly, being fired up helps raise the body temperature.
The Patriots love using weather to their advantage, and with temperatures expected in the mid-teens for Saturday’s playoff game with the Ravens, they’re making sure to let people know it’s not a big deal to them.
Coach Bill Belichick scolded players during practice for using hand-warmers, telling them he didn’t want to see it the rest of practice, as part of the build-up to the psychological advantage of not letting it bother them.
“I do what I’ve been doing for 11 years – go out there like I’m playing in 80 degrees,” defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. “I’m a big believer in, ‘I’m not playing the weather,’ so I’m not going to switch my routine up just because of what’s going on outside. Deal with it.
“I think at that point in the game, I don’t care if it’s minus-two or 98, you have to be able to play that football game, and the more you can just focus on your opponent and everything else just block it out, the better you’ll be, the more successful you’ll be. I’m not going to change much going into this game.”
And having plenty of [bleeping] layers will help too.