That is coming from somebody who performed on turf that obtained as much as 181 levels final September in the course of the hottest sport within the historical past of Baylor’s McLane Stadium.
“My cleats melted and stuff like that in that sport. Then I obtained on my highschool turf two days in the past and it was simply as scorching,” Roy mentioned. “The climate mentioned it was like 103 out, however it felt like 115 or one thing like that. And that on turf is simply loopy scorching. So once I stepped on the sector, my toes began immediately burning.”
Roy was on the sector for about an hour to get his exercise in.
“I simply handled it. My cleats began melting just a little bit. I needed to tape them up, after which I simply obtained up out of there,” he mentioned. “It ain’t nothing like North Carolina. It is hot-hot out right here (in Texas) — and humid.”
However Roy would not fairly know that for certain, since reporting to Bank of America Stadium shall be his first publicity to Charlotte.
“By this time final yr, all people would’ve been settled in and all. Now, I do know I obtained drafted, however it simply looks like I am nonetheless coaching making an attempt to get to the Mix or one thing,” Roy mentioned. “I do know as soon as I get to North Carolina, get to the stadium, get to the locker room, then it’s going to sink in, like, ‘OK, now I am right here.'”
Quickly, we’ll see whether or not Roy’s offseason work and familiarity with the teaching employees and playbook translate to a bonus on the sector.