Football is a game of inches, where teams do everything in their power to gain even the smallest advantage.
This is apparently to counter the change in routine that could be caused by “the thinner version used in England.”
Yes, we’re serious.
“Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Aaron Degerness, Jets senior manager of team operations, told the New York Times’ Ben Shpigel. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.”
The team will spend a total of 65 hours in England.
For argument’s (and fun’s) sake, let’s just say the rolls are just for the 53 Jets players making the trip.
350 rolls divided by 53 players equals roughly six-and-a-half rolls per player.
With just 65 hours in the country, the Jets better get wiping, as each player has to get through a roll every 10 hours.
That’s a tough task – even for some giant human beings with even bigger appetites.
Copyright © 2015 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.