Wind will continue to shape the way games are played at the New Meadowlands Stadium.
During last month’s practice at PSL Stadium, Giants quarterback Eli Manning
From 1991, New York Times’ Dave Anderson wrote this interesting article about the winds at Giants Stadium. There is salient quotes from Phil Simms and Sean Landeta.
“If you don’t get a good grip on the ball,”Phil Simms said, “you can’t throw it at all.”
“With the wind or against the wind, you just throw everything hard,”Simms said.
“When it’s colder, you think it’s blowing harder, and in a way it is,”Landeta said. “It’s harder to kick into a 5-mile-an-hour wind at 30 degrees than it is to kick into a 10-mile-an-hour wind at 75 degrees. The colder it is, the harder the ball is. Your foot doesn’t sink into the ball.”
In order for the Giants to win cold weather games at PSL Stadium, they must execute flawlessly on offense, defense, and special teams.
Do you think they can win cold weather games at home?