The weather is in the single digits at Gillette Stadium and the wind chill makes it feel like the negatives and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to use that to his advantage.
Belichick put some thermometers in the Jets tunnel outside of their locker room to remind them of the cold.
A source with the Patriots tells me Bill Belichick ordered the field crew to place these thermometers inside the Jets tunnel so New York is reminded how cold it is. Mental warfare. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/I7IwcZQZXf— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) December 31, 2017
It’s so cold that the Patriots issued an advisory warning to fans that they should bring blankets to the game and they bought hand warmers to issue to those entering the stadium.
Patriots center David Andrews certainly isn’t letting the cold affect his preparation...
Starting center David Andrews in shorts and short sleeves despite frigid conditions. pic.twitter.com/Svubdd0S4N— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 31, 2017
...but Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams one-upped Andrews:
Jets top draft pick Jamal Adams going shirtless in warmups. pic.twitter.com/vxxtPLNsuK— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) December 31, 2017
So we’ll see if the thermometers play any part on the Jets’ collective morale.