This may not come as much of a surprise, but Bill Belichick isn't much for talking about the weather.
Be it hot, be it wet, be it snowy or, as it is Thursday (mid-teens) and likely for Saturday's playoff game in Foxborough against Baltimore (18-20 degrees), really, really cold, the weather is just something that will happen. It is outside Belichick's control, and thus his interest.
It's a mindset that shapes how the New England Patriots prepare for games, the season, the playoffs, pretty much everything. With the exception of the possibility of lightning, weather is never a consideration in what the Patriots are doing. New England almost always practices outdoors, eschewing the humble, old-style bubble it has set up behind Gillette Stadium.
It meshes with Belichick's core belief that you might as well prepare for anything, which means practicing in everything. Early this season quarterback Tom Brady said New England was inside just once all year.
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