In anticipation of the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather location, ESPN.com recently tasked its NFL Nation team reporters with finding out which quarterbacks rely on gloves in frigid temperatures. Here's a sampling of the quarterbacks' answers:
-- Terry Blount
"It's just part of the adjustment I've kind of had to make. I've said that I've had to make a lot of changes in this point in my career. I'm kind of coming off an injury and different team. It's just been part of the adjustment, so I don't know what game-changer really means exactly, but it's part of the adjustment that I've made and tried to adjust and still working through it kind of each time that I wear it."
On finding gloves that he believes works:
"I've experimented with them throughout my career, even when I was in Indy. I never just quite found a pair that I liked, so I finally found a pair that I liked. … The equipment guys kind of researched and gave me some options. Found a pair that I liked."
-- Jeff Legwold
Josh [McCown] messed with it a little bit. Jordan [Palmer] really likes it. But I like to be able to feel the ball. When I have gloves on, I feel like you have to take some off of [my throws] and just kind of draft it out there. I just can't do it."
-- Michael Wright
-- David Newton
Ben [Roethlisberger] throws real well. I tried one out in practice, but not as we were throwing. Just long throws. It just didn't feel right. I guess it takes some time getting used to it. We play in the [AFC] North; it's cold. It's probably something I should try out."
-- Pat McManamon