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Fox & Carroll concerned about practice fields

Fox & Carroll concerned about practice fields

A football with the Super Bowl XLVIII logo is set on a mound of snow as an for an NFL photographer to make photos of it as workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Julio Cortez

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Super Bowl coaches John Fox and Pete Carroll have expressed concern that snow on the practice fields could hinder their preparation this week.

The New York metropolitan area has been hit with snow and icy temperatures for several weeks. Fox’s Denver Broncos will train at the Jets’ facility in Florham Park. Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks will work at the Giants’ complex at the Meadowlands.

Fox says Sunday he prefers the natural grass field outdoors because it “saves players’ legs,” and the Broncos have brought along their field experts, adding “We’ll see if we have to go inside or on their artificial turf.”

Carroll says he “understands there’s snow on the field and it’s frozen and we likely could be inside most of the week.”

He adds he would like to get the Seahawks outside as much as possible so they can adjust to weather far different from Seattle’s climate.

 

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