Jake Delhomme is 33-years-old. He's been throwing passes all his life. He's thrown them in his family's yard in Breaux Bridge, La., at Teurlings Catholic High in Lafayette, La., at Louisiana-Lafayette, in New Orleans, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, in Charlotte, Minneapolis, Seattle, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. And he has never thrown a pass in the snow. Not one.
"I've never played in a snow game," he says after practice Wednesday.
He might. Snow is a possiblity Sunday night at Giants Stadium.
The closest Jake has come to snow is Green Bay. Late in Carolina's victory at Green Bay Nov. 30, gunk came down from the sky. But it wasn't snow. It was like floating garbage, a mix of unwanted stuff. Delhomme threw a spiral through it to Steve Smith and the Panthers won.
But still. How could you play the game as long as you have and never play a single game in real snow? Everybody has.
"I come from southwest Louisiana," Delhomme says. "We didn't get a lot of snow."