Sleeves or no sleeves? All about comfort

 Packers guard T.J. Lang doesn't mind the cold weather.  He says you feel it more during practice than on gameday.  Lang is one of many players who won't wear long sleeves - no matter the temperature.

\"No I never have,\" Lang said.  \"I probably never will. For me, it's not a toughness thing, it's just a comfort thing. I just don't like having my arms covered with spandex.\"

He's not the only one, fellow offensive lineman David Bakhtiari says he won't wear sleeves.  For cornerback Casey Hayward, there's a temperature threshold.

\"There's a chance that I have sleeves on,\" Hayward said. \"[Laughs] If it's under 20, I'll probably have sleeves on, if it's not, I probably won't.\"

Linebacker Julius Peppers is new to Green Bay but got a taste of cold weather playing for the Chicago Bears.  He says the impact is overblown.

\"You wear the right equipment,\" Peppers said. \"You wear the right equipment and make sure you are comfortable is the most important thing that I did when I came up.\"

The Packers host the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Lambeau Field. 

Share this article: