Three games remain in what has been a miserable season for the Cleveland Browns, but Joe Haden is already eager for 2017.
Limited Aubrayo Franklin Jersey “I’m super excited about it,” the cornerback said Friday.
And he meant it.
“You can be 0-13 one year and turn around and be 13-0 the next year,” linebacker Chris Kirksey said.
His example: The Raiders, who started 0-10 in the rookie seasons of Derek Carr and Khalil Mack. Oakland finished 3-13 and now are 10-3.
“At any moment things can change,” Kirksey said.
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â€œIn â€™08 down there, the night before, it was like minus-40,â€ he recalled this week. â€œI remember going to dinner thinking, â€˜How the heck are we going to play in this tomorrow?â€™ It warmed up to about minus-it-was-in-the-teens, maybe, with the windchill. That was definitely a tough day as well, and a tough outcome for us.â€
This year, it could make matters worse that Rodgers has a right calf injury that so far this week has prevented him from practicing. Rodgers said he has to make sure he drinks enough fluids on Sunday because muscle fatigue can be just as problematic in the cold.
Just about everyone whoâ€™s played in Green Bay or Chicago has a coldest-game-ever story. For Packers offensive line coach James Campen, it was Dec. 22, 1990, against the Lions. It was 2 degrees, which ranks as the fourth-coldest game in Lambeau Field history, and the former center tried to play in short sleeves.
â€œAll of us linemen went out with no sleeves, and we all ran back in and put sleeves on,â€ Campen recalled. â€œThere was only one guy who did not have sleeves on, and that was Sterling Sharpe. That was a cold day.â€
For some, this Sunday might end up as their coldest-game ever.
â€œWeâ€™ll be able to get a full assessment in warmups — or I donâ€™t know if you can call it warmups, for what weâ€™re going to be dealing with out there,â€ receiver Davante Adams said. â€œWhatever it is, weâ€™ll be ready.”