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Old 01-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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I do not know if there was already a thread about this but the field yesterday was horrible. Three players injured their knees badly, including a kicker. I do think the field had something to do with it, and Joe Buck called it "Dirt with paint over it." - or something along those lines. I thought it was atrocious how bad the field looked for a playoff game with that much time to prepare.

Pete Carrol had this to say about the field:

It was horrible, Carroll told Brock & Salk of ESPN 710. Its a horrible field. Its as bad as a field can get for being dry. And its too bad, its really too bad. And we deserve better. . . . We deserve better. . . . It just was worn out. And there was a lot of slipping and all that kind of stuff.

We should just expect to see a better field at that time of year, Carroll said.

Pete Carroll says FedEx Field was “horrible” | ProFootballTalk

The Redskins Were Done In By Their Own "Crappy" Field

Just searching for some opinions on what happened with the field yesterday and why an NFL team provided such a poor surface to play on. There are hundreds of high schools with better surfaces than that. You can just look around Northern Virginia. What are some thoughts to possible movements since the stadium is 20 years old and obviously the field needs major improvements.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Just put down field turf and be done with it.

I swear I remember the opening game there in '97 against the Cardinals and huge divots were coming up all over. It's always been a problem.
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the redskins were the only team that had to play on the field, unfair
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the redskins were the only team that had to play on the field, unfair
I think the injuries effected them a lot as well. Losing Clemons is huge for their Dline and having an injured kicker is never good thing for playoff games.
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Just put down field turf and be done with it.

I swear I remember the opening game there in '97 against the Cardinals and huge divots were coming up all over. It's always been a problem.
It would be nice to have the turf just to enhance the speed of the team. No reason not to really.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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don't a lot of players blame field turf for leg injuries?

the grass is always greener...
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don't a lot of players blame field turf for leg injuries?

the grass is always greener...
It's not perfect either, but it's got to be better than what we've got, which is one of the worst fields in the league.
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don't a lot of players blame field turf for leg injuries?

the grass is always greener...
I do not have that much of a problem with grass. But I do have a problem with the poor condition of the field yesterday.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:00 PM   #9
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I have a problem with a $1.6 billion franchise having a field that bad. Hire the greens keeper from Augusta National for goodness sake.
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Isn't the field in Pittsburgh worst? Also, how many years did the turf in the old Meadowland stadium tore up knees before it was fixed?
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i can dig it, improve what we have, don't switch to artificial.

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Isn't the field in Pittsburgh worst? Also, how many years did the turf in the old Meadowland stadium tore up knees before it was fixed?
Pitt and Chicago are both bad. Not sure ours is much better really.
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Pitt and Chicago are both bad. Not sure ours is much better really.
Not saying that it is worst, I just get the sense that Pittsburgh always says that they won't change anything.
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I do not know if there was already a thread about this but the field yesterday was horrible. Three players injured their knees badly, including a kicker. I do think the field had something to do with it, and Joe Buck called it "Dirt with paint over it." - or something along those lines. I thought it was atrocious how bad the field looked for a playoff game with that much time to prepare.

Pete Carrol had this to say about the field:

It was horrible, Carroll told Brock & Salk of ESPN 710. Its a horrible field. Its as bad as a field can get for being dry. And its too bad, its really too bad. And we deserve better. . . . We deserve better. . . . It just was worn out. And there was a lot of slipping and all that kind of stuff.

We should just expect to see a better field at that time of year, Carroll said.

Pete Carroll says FedEx Field was horrible | ProFootballTalk

The Redskins Were Done In By Their Own "Crappy" Field

Just searching for some opinions on what happened with the field yesterday and why an NFL team provided such a poor surface to play on. There are hundreds of high schools with better surfaces than that. You can just look around Northern Virginia. What are some thoughts to possible movements since the stadium is 20 years old and obviously the field needs major improvements.
donofriose, it really comes down the venues schedule of events and the winter weather If the grass is covered up or trampled on for concerts, monster truck events, motocross events, etc. then add winter weather and other college and HS football and soccer and the grass can not recover.

Here in Houston at Reliant Stadium (home of the Texans) they have a removable grass field that gets moved out to the parking lot during events that do not need the grass field. Despite all of that and a much milder winter they still ended up having to buy an artificial grass floor for all of the college and High school football and soccer. So now only the Texans play on the grass and everyone else will play on the artificial surface. but that take a ton of money and labor so most teams wont do it. Bottom line it is all about Money Money Money.
But ultimately football wrecks havoc on grass fields in the winter climate.
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Isn't the field in Pittsburgh worst? Also, how many years did the turf in the old Meadowland stadium tore up knees before it was fixed?
It did'nt, it's the "New Meadowlands " field that is tearing up knees.

The stadium that was bad was the Vet in Philly, they would use duct tape.
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