The playoffs in the NFL are a very special challenge for the former football professional Sebastian Vollmer.
“There are three speeds in a season. The preseason is one thing. Then the regular season and then the playoffs,” said the two-time Super Bowl champion on the “ranNFL web show”: “You know: if I lose, the moving truck will be at the door tomorrow.”
Vollmer made it to the NFL finals three times with the New England Patriots, and the team then secured the title in 2014 and 2016. “Everything is done for this victory, more massage, conditioning, you watch more films. It’s a unique experience and you have in mind that you might never make the playoffs again and have to take your chance immediately,” said Vollmer.
The 37-year-old also spoke about the special challenge with his German successor at the Patriots Jakob Johnson, about whom Vollmer only had words of praise. The fullback gives a team “that certain something” and “does everything right, I’m a big fan,” said Vollmer.
The Patriots are guests at the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs that begin this weekend on Sunday night (2:15 a.m. / ProSieben).