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Broncos’ McDaniels not fair weather guy

Mike Chambers
The Denver Post

Amid cold temperatures and rain-mixed-with-snow conditions at Broncos headquarters today, coach Josh McDaniels led his team to the outdoor practice field. McDaniels doesn’t generally believe in practicing in bubbles.

“If we play in it, I hope we practice in it, and that’s going to be our philosophy,” he said. “If it’s wet, damp, raining, snowing, whatever, we’re going to be outside.”

Sunday’s forecast for the Broncos’ game against the visiting New England Patriots calls for more cold weather and possibly snow. Knowing that, McDaniels said there is no possibility that his team would practice indoors.

“You can’t just tell the guys, ‘Hey, we’re going to practice inside in a bubble all week long and when we go out there and play in the snow on Sunday, just make sure you do all the things you’re supposed to do,’ ” McDaniels said.

“You have to be ready to handle it. You have to understand what you can and can’t do when the weather’s poor. You can’t cut the same way, you may not be able to throw the same way. And it definitely affects the kicking game first.”

Now, if the Broncos were playing at Tampa Bay or San Diego on Sunday, McDaniels said he might move practice indoors – but only if there were blizzard-like conditions during practice.

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