Munchak scoffs at cold-weather sleeves

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

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    Don’t expect Titans coach Mike Munchak to have a lot of sympathy for his team’s linemen as they prepare for frigid conditions in Denver.

    In Munchak’s day as a player, when the Houston Oilers were playing regular cold-weather games against division rivals like Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, he and his fellow linemen never wore long sleeves under their game jerseys.

    In fact, players who chose to wear sleeves under their jerseys were fined by their teammates.

    “That became kind of like a deal. If you happen to go to sleeves in December, you were fined accordingly,” Munchak said. “I don’t know if they honor it now as much as they used to back when I played.”

    Munchak said the cold has much less of an impact on the men in the trenches than it does skill-position players.

    “Once you get out there and get going, the weather’s really not an issue,” Munchak said. “I never had to handle the ball, obviously, but as far as linemen’s play, you never get tired, you feel good, your energy’s good all day.

    “I played in a lot of really cold games, and I never really noticed it affected the front guys. Obviously, it’s going to affect the guy catching the ball if it’s windy and those things, but for the most part, the cold really didn’t become a factor.”

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  2. CaseyTrain

    CaseyTrain Starter

    I don't get it. His job is on the line and he's worried that our lineman might wear long sleeves
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  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    I have a pic of Munch scoffing


    Either that or he has to take a dump really bad and is trying to hold it in
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  4. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow CEO of PPO Tip Jar Donor

    **** man, I'd encourage them to wear long sleeves. Underarmour and the like is real slick, anything to keep from getting someone on the otherside less traction the better. It probably isn't much, but anything like that helps.
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  5. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    I'm sure he was asked a question about why the linemen never wore sleeves. I doubt he walked up to the podium and started rambling about his hatred of long sleeves. He might have, but i doubt it.
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  6. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    Which is why I've never understood why skill players wear that stuff. You have to think it increases the likelihood of fumbling/dropping the ball.
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    "Don’t expect Titans coach Mike Munchak to have a lot of sympathy for his team’s linemen as they prepare for frigid conditions in Denver."

    How about we not have sympathy for his team's linemen who can't block worth shlt? If this is an actual issue that he is spending time with........*******.
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  8. Ten_Titans

    Ten_Titans Pro Bowler

    Munchak scoffs at so many things.

    Having a pair on the sideline, adjusting the gameplan at halftime (or any time), and calling challenges at correct times only; to name a few.
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  9. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    Irrespective of Munchak (he's far from the only one), this is actually one of, if not the dumbest line of thinking ever in football. A player should wear exactly what makes him feel good in any conditions, why on earth would you not try to optimize your own playing conditions??
  10. Dman

    Dman Starter

    why is this even a dam topic!!!!!! focus on the game, this is why we lose games, we lose focus and we are talking about olinemen wearing sleeves!!!!!!! wtf lol
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