Big storm? Big deal
Sunday’s game has the potential to be a messy one if the weather forecast is correct.
The forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of rain, including some heavy storms slated for the morning. Koetter said his team will be prepared to make adjustments. “There’s plenty of people out there who think a wet field is an advantage (to the) offense just because you know where
you’re going and footing,” Koetter said. “There’s wet, and there’s sloppy wet, and then there’s cold wet. There’s wet and windy.
“Let’s just see how it is. It’s not going to be freezing cold. It’s going to be in the 70s. They’re saying 10-15 (mph) wind. We’ve played in wet before.”
While ball security should be a concern if it’s raining during the game, and a sloppy field could potentially slow the Bucs’ downfield passing game, Koetter said his main concern would be players maintaining their footing.
To prepare for adverse conditions, Saints coach Sean Payton planned out a practice this week specifically themed for bad weather that would include wet-ball drills. When told about that level of preparation, Koetter simply said, “Good for them.”