New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 15: Chase Winovich #50 of the New England Patriots celebrates a win against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

Due to COVID, nobody is really having their ‘usual’ Thanksgiving this year. But Patriots defensive end Chase Winovich is changing up more than just his typical guest list.

“This year I’m celebrating a little different,” Winovich told Zolak & Bertrand on Tueasday. “So always on Thanksgiving everything’s closed down. And I’d always eat like less on Thanksgiving, you know, just during the football season because it’s like all the other restaurants and Chipotle is closed.”

For 2020 though, he’s going to challenge himself. “This year I’m approaching it the opposite,” he said, “I’m going to try to eat as much as possible, like for like a four day stretch. That’s going to be my Thanksgiving holiday this year.”

What kind of food will go into that four day run? Winovich said his favorite Thanksgiving side is “probably sweet potato casserole,” and that, “it has to have the marshmallows in it.”

With Thanksgiving on Thursday and the Patriots playing on Sunday, we’ll have to keep an eye on how well Winovich is moving around the field, and if his new Turkey Day diet makes him any more stout against the run.

You can listen to Winovich’s whole interview with Zolak & Bertrand below.

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