Not going to be left out in the cold

Published on January 13, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

The temperature on Sunday in Chicago is expected to peak near 20 degrees, conditions that will not be all that comfortable for the Seahawks.

But the support staff is doing everything possible to make the coaches and players as comfortable as possible regardless of the winter weather. Take a look at how the cold temperatures in Chicago are affecting the Seahawks’ preparations this week leading into the weekend:

The cold-weather game will not have a greater impact than on the equipment department. Ever since the Seahawks found out they’d be playing in Chicago, the equipment staff has worked virtually around the clock to prepare and pack for the trip, since the chilly temperatures necessitate loads of additional clothing and gear. More than 3,000 extra pounds of equipment is being transported to Chicago, raising the cargo load from 14,000 pounds to 17,000 pounds. Besides the suspected winter gear, the equipment department is also packing battery-heated jackets and gloves, cases of hand and foot warmers and enough thermal gear to suit up the traveling party of more than 130 players and staff. “It’s just a lot of stuff,” head equipment manager Erik Kennedy said. “You don’t want to forget anything.”

Hydration will be a key emphasis all weekend, as athletic trainers and strength coaches will be encouraging players to drink lots of fluid throughout the trip. The dry air from a long flight combined with the freezing, low-humidity weather in Chicago will be cause for dehydration, so the Seahawks will be aiming to combat that. Head athletic trainer Sam Ramsden said bodies work overtime to create heat and players have a decreased desire to drink in cold weather, a volatile combination for dehydration. “We encourage players to hydrate as if we’re playing in Tampa Bay in September,” Ramsden said.

Hot apple cider and warm chicken broth will be available on the sideline to keep the players’ body temperatures up and provide them with nutrients.

Gatorade and water will have a short shelf life on the sideline during the game since it’ll start to freeze if left out too long, Ramsden said.

Athletic trainers will encourage more frequent snacking on the sideline since bodies consume more calories while trying to maintain a normal temperature.

The team’s medicine bag, balms and Gatorade gel packs will be kept in a heated cooler on the sideline so they don’t freeze during the game.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

141001chancellor600

Strong safety Kam Chancellor a ‘game-changing force’

FOCUS ON: KAM CHANCELLOR Not that it’s easy to overlook Kam Chancellor, the Seahawks’ 6-foot-3, 232-pound All-Pro strong safety ...
140930-gilliam-660

Seahawks’ tight-end shuffle focuses on Luke Willson, Cooper Helfet and Garry Gilliam

With veteran tight end Zach Miller out indefinitely after having ankle surgery last week, Luke Willson moves into ...
140929-miller-600x405

Seahawks tight end Zach Miller has ankle surgery

Seahawks tight end Zach Miller used the team’s bye week to have surgery on a troublesome ankle. It ...
140923wilson600

Russell Wilson leads the way for historic start by NFL quarterbacks

Russell Wilson isn’t just off to an efficient start to his third season; the Seahawks’ QB is leading ...
18TvJi.AuSt.5

Seahawks begin six-day break, which is especially timely for Kam Chancellor

Earl Thomas now has time to go on that cruise he said he wouldn’t mind enjoying. The All-Pro safety ...
dumb ass denver donkeys

Denver columnist blames coin flip for Broncos loss

The Denver Broncos defense showed improvement in their overtime loss to Seattle, but they were run over in ...
140922-wilson-lynch-round-660

Game at a glance: Seahawks 26, Broncos 20 OT

After surrendering a six-play, 80-yard drive that allowed the Broncos to tie the game at the end of ...
140921wilson660a

Overtime proved to be Russell Wilson time

After the Broncos rallied behind Peyton Manning to tie the score in regulation, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz