Snow could force Super Bowl teams to practice indoors

Pete Carroll says weather could force the Seahawks to practice indoors. (USATSI)
Pete Carroll says weather could force the Seahawks to practice indoors. (USATSI)

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Like it or not, the weather will be a major storyline heading into Sunday. Six days out, the forecast is mostly clear with highs near 40 and lows dipping into the mid-20s. But both Super Bowl coaches concede that the practice fields could pose issues as the Broncos and Seahawks prepare for the biggest game of the season.

The Broncos are training at the Jets' facility in Florham Park, NJ, while the Seahawks are calling the Giants' complex in the Meadowlands home. With snow and freezing temperatures in the New York area in recent weeks, the teams could be forced to practice indoors.

Fox said Sunday that "I'd prefer [to practice on] grass. It saves our players' legs, but if need be we'll go indoors or on their synthetic surface."

Carroll echoed similar sentiments.

"I understand there's snow on the field and they're somewhat frozen, so we could likely be indoors for most of the week," he said. "As we always do, we'll figure that out on a day-to-day basis. We like to get out when we can. We'll have to see if it's available to us."

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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