I'd look at the stats, and whatever produced the least amount of injuries is what I'd install at FedEx, IMMEDIATELY!!! We have got to get a handle on all these injuries year in and year out.. Bad luck is getting pretty old as an excuse.. The turf, the training staff, something needs to be addressed!! And yea, the FedEx sand trap looks like crap most games..
Do people still think that "turf" is still produced the like the old Astrodome turf? Which was basically just carpet?
If we had the choice to do it, I'd be all for it.
Last edited by STBonecrusher21; September-27th-2012 at 02:23 PM.
I've been thinking this for a while. If we're going to continue to host college football teams and outdoor concerts, and field a fast football team, then I think moving to Field Turf would benefit us greatly.
I think the "I like seeing grass stains, grass is how we grew up" thing is kind of dumb. FedEx probably has one of the better grass fields in the league and it still isn't very good. It's still beaten up and torn up from when Kenny Chesney played there, plus the drought, plus the soccer game. I don't think teams go to Field Turf because they want to keep jerseys clean; I think they do it because aside from the annoying rubber pellets, it's just a better playing surface. It's weatherproof, easily repaired, you can field a faster team.
Plus RG3 is allergic to natural grass. Doesn't matter since he played on grass at Baylor, but still, every advantage counts, right?
Forget the "I love seeing grass stains and watching players get dirty". Screw that. Give me a fast football team that wins on Field Turf over grass stains and bad fields in November anyday.
Last edited by HOF44; September-27th-2012 at 02:27 PM.
I remember Jim Smith and QPR thinking they were serious challengers in '88 due to nobody being able to win on their plastic when they had like 6 or 7 of the first 10 at Loftus Road. Kind of capitulated when the away games on grass caught them up though.
But back to the thread at hand and 'proper' football.
Last edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven; September-27th-2012 at 02:32 PM.
Skins are historically bad at FEDEX Field so there's really nothing to lose by going to turf. FEDEX is also one of the worst fields for place kickers. I played on pellet-turf, its quite nice.
I prefer playing on turf. The games are much faster and cleaner. Not in the sense of dirt, but in the sense of not stumbling over patches etc. Actually, the only time I prefer grass is in the rain when it gets really nasty. Other than that, give me turf all day!
Sean you were one hell of a safety and an even greater role model for young men like myself. You played my position with the same reckless abandone I play it with. More importantly, you WEREN'T perfect and you MADE mistakes, a lot like me, and you were growing and maturing into a man, a lot like what I'm trying to do. And the fact that you're gone now only motivates me more, as a safety and as a young man, to carry on your legacy.
Forever R.I.P. #21 Sean Taylor4/1/1983-11/27/2007
Pellet Turf looks terrible on television, especially under the lights. No thanks.
This is the field I was talking about in my earlier post. It looks pretty good...
Last edited by MLSKINS; September-27th-2012 at 02:57 PM.
Gone, but not forgotten... RIP RP
Part of the deal is that the soil that is in Fedex Field is a very, very sandy soil. I have talked to a number of players who said that after they get used to it, that it is actually an advantage over other teams coming in and not expecting it.
Natural grass forever. I agree with the other poster, I don't even like that football is played indoors in some places...
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