Last edited by HogNose; January-9th-2013 at 06:09 PM.
My final thoughts on the field at FedEx
Not a fact, but football players prefer real, HEALTHY, green grass. It allows you to dig in and make cuts and do your job without the abuse on your joints. Playing in the elements is also a more natural thing rather than a pool of standing water. The key word is HEALTHY. Real grass is not dirt, or sand, painted.
The problem with FedEx is the maintenance cuts that took place, and the abuse the field sees outside of Redskins games. The team can put in new grass easily, but it will end up back to dirt and sand if they do not change procedure. Maybe they want to consider a hybrid field that will hold up to the amount of use the current field sees, but a new field will simply not cut it long term.
I did enjoy seeing A. Morris have a stellar year on the grass, also the grass was not a problem for Lynch to cut on as he juked out several defenders this past weekend, the grass being grass or dirt is not a problem for a downhill runner, but for a shifty passing game like our read option, it can bite you in the butt
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I have a feeling, whatever turf best fits RGIII's injury needs will be in place before he plays at Fed Ex again....book it.
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I've often wondered if Snyder is what we call asset rich but cash poor...meaning most of his $ 1 billion net worth is tied to the value of the Redskins franchise. Reason why I say this is because the stadium and practice facility were both built by Jack Kent Cooke and haven't had much improvements on them in years. The practice facility looks shabby with a parking lot needing repaving for years and the grounds around it are poorly maintained. Maybe Snyder has no problem spending for players but is cheap when it comes to things like spending on a state of the art playing surface at FedEx. I even recall being at the Paul McCartney concert at FedEx several years ago and none of the bathrooms worked. Even the practice bubble which was desperately needed was built the economical way rather than with more permanent construction. RG3's indoor practice field down at Baylor was better built. Want to see a nice facility google the Jets at Florham Park facility. FWIW
Kevin Sheehan just announced on Espn 980 that Fed-ex will not get field turf and will remain grass. Source Doc Walker
Last edited by Sizzla3000; January-10th-2013 at 12:48 PM.
- Does better in the shade/requires less sun (so the grass in the shaded parts of the stadium will do better)
- Does better in cold weather
- Needs less water and fertilizer
- Darker green vs. Tifway
I have both varieties in my yard and can vouch it does better in the shade than Tifway (which is why I replaced it).
Of course if you don't know how to take care of it in the first place, nothing is going to look good.
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Looks like the NFLPA is going to put pressure on the Skins to get this issue fixed... the players don't want to get hurt and rightfully so.
I'm sure that even though they're keeping grass, they'll improve the conditions. There's been so much negative attn that they can't avoid it.
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