Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu sat down with Pro Football Talk on Friday, and revealed that when he looks at the schedule for the upcoming season, he jumps right to December.
"I look to see who we play for in December,” Polamalu said.
“I always look to see like where our warm games are and where our cold games are. So like, playing outdoors in Green Bay is not too exciting, playing outdoor or indoor in December is always exciting for us cold-weather teams."
Polamalu grew up in California and also played there at USC, but in the NFL, he plays mostly in the cold.
"The unique thing about the AFC North is that we don’t have a cold-weather break. Whether it’s the NFC North, you know, Chicago and Green Bay, they can go to Minnesota in the indoor game and Detroit and play indoors. Well, all four of our teams are outdoors and Baltimore, Cincinnati and Cleveland and Pittsburgh. So they’re all cold weather games so we never really get a break from the cold weather.”