Patriots’ Josh McDaniels says team has ‘float tanks’ so coaches can simulate 4-5 hours of sleep in 40 minutes
The New England Patriots always seem to be ahead of the curve. Whether it be their schemes on offense or defense, or in this case, resting techniques, they always find an edge. Per Evan Lazar of CLNS media, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels said the team has a special room for the coaches to sleep at Gillette Stadium. It uses float tanks to simulate 4-5 hours of sleep in just forty minutes.
McDaniels said the #Patriots have a room at the stadium for coaches to sleep with float tanks that simulate 4-5 hours of sleep in 40 minutes.
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) January 31, 2019
Men’s Health ran an article this past month discussing the specifics of a float tank.
“Floating takes place in a light-proof, soundproof tank, also known as a ‘float tank’ or a ‘sensory deprivation chamber’. While it used to be a practice reserved for the New Age hippie crowd (John Lennon used float therapy to kick his heroin habit in 1979), it’s rapidly gaining popularity in the fitness world, with some of the world’s strongest athletes swearing that regular float sessions are key to everything from decreased muscle soreness and anxiety to a noticeable performance boost during workouts.”
The team uses these chambers to efficiently utilize their coaches time that they have to gameplan and prepare for contests. The length this team will go for competitive advantage is more than any other. In the last 18 years, they’ve been to 12 Super Bowls and won eight.
The Patriots this past season have been rolling through the league once again.
During the 2018 campaign for the Patriots, Brady threw for 4,355 yards with 29 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. They finished the regular season with a 10-6 record winning the AFC East Division.
He will now be leading his team to another Super Bowl appearance against the Los Angeles Rams this upcoming Sunday