On Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will play his first NFL game of the indoor indoor season: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
After fans (and the media) realized that this would be the first time Mahomes would play in an ideal environment, there immediately speculated how this could improve his performance .
But when the press asked him about it on Wednesday, the reigning NFL MVP didn't seem to think it would change much.
"Unless it's raining or snowing, I don't think it makes too much of a difference," Mahomes said. "I know when [you] gets out there, you still have to play football ̵
But will that change Mahomes' preparation?
" No … not at all, "he said." I mean we practice inside. I played a few games inside before. We played preseason last year inside some, you're just getting ready if it's another football game.I think that's what you do, whether it's in the dome [or] if it snows [or] if it rains.You just have to make sure you are ready with whatever or circumstances. "
This is how Mahomes learns from his head coach (and mentor) Andy Reed, who to some degree n adhering to his routine playing week, Mahomes seemed much more interested in defending the Detroit Lions than he was playing indoors.
"They played physical football," he said of the upcoming opponent game against the Philadelphia Eagles. in week 3. "They played a lot of coverage. They really got in everybody's face. And then for the most part they stopped the running game.
" I think the biggest thing they did against the Eagles, was that they made a profit from the turnover, "he added. "I think [is] is a big thing that they focus on: trying to get that ball out – if it's catching or trying to take the ball away from the guys running around with it. This is a great thing that they benefit from. So we will try to protect the ball and move the ball down the field. "
Whether the field is indoors … or outdoors.