I have a hard time imagining nothing will be done. Just willing to wait for the right something.
I know Snyder has already said that the field will stay natural and I have no problem with that; but, if Snyder is really concerned about the state of the field late in the season then he needs to look at scaling back the amount of events that FedEx hosts..especially during the season.
I think an artificial surface certainly could work to our team's advantage with the way it is built currently but the romantic side of me would hate to not see grass and dirt stains all over the players at the end of a hard-fought game. There's nothing better than seeing a 4pm division game end under the lights with the players all stained up. Thats football..
Go to this thread and check out the post by Monk4hall (post #172) on page 12. Some excellent information.
Last edited by pjfootballer; January-14th-2013 at 12:51 PM.
Redskins 2013 Opponents:
Home- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City, San Diego
Away- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta, Denver, Oakland
This is the problem about the field and why they need to go ahead and start using Field Turf, or something synthetic with the grass woven into it. You have WAY too many events that happen at Fed Ex Field. You have soccer in May that happened last spring. Then you have 4 or 5 college football games that go on during the season. So combine 10 games the Redskins play and 6 other events that need to use the grass, and what you will have is a terrible field that we have seen. Remember last season after the Army and Navy game? That field was horrendous. All sorts of divots was coming up, and we had a game right after that if I recall. You have to incorporate some sort of field like what Cowboy Stadium, or Univ. of Phoenix Stadium has. They will have to invest in it some how. As some of you all know, those stadiums have different turfs for different occasions. The only time the Cowboys leave their field on is for the Texas State Championships. The Cardinals host the Fiesta Bowl, and I think they roll out some different turf for that. The bottom line is, you can't have various sporting events happen in the Stadium. I don't think back in the RFK days, they had someone play on the field at all. That lies one of the problems. If that is the case, do what they do at Sun Life Stadium in Miami(even though the climate is way different than here). They host ALL of Univ. of Miami games and the Dolphins, as well as 2 bowl games, and I'm pretty sure the Florida State Championship may happen down there(I could be wrong). But this can work out. Count me in for seeing Field Turf, or whatever they incorporate in Philly.
Watching NFL action this weekend, NONE of the natural surfaces were exactly lush velvety green.
Flying Vince Lombardi x x x x x x x x x x x Ryan Kerrigan... Funky-style
We had the second most game missed due to injuries from our starters in the league. Those who are worried about that turf will lead to more injuries need to check the stats, first was the packers who play on grass also.
"If Shanahan has a signature, it’s his faith in the young, seemingly undersized marginal, try-hard player, guys who have a hint of desperation, who play, as he puts it, “like every game is a playoff game.”
THE FIRST MEMBER of the NILES PAUL FAN CLUB unleash the beast
Dan T., remember when Candlestick was the crappiest field in the league. Once the Giants moved to their new park, you didn't have to worry about stepping on 2nd base. the field looks a lot better than it did years ago. Of course the Pats use a combination of Field Turf and grass as well as the Falcons. The Broncos, not so much. That field looked pretty ****ty from what I've seen. I know it won't be a velvety green by December, but at least get it looking like Green Bay or Pittsburg.
---------- Post added January-14th-2013 at 02:23 PM ----------
Damn, I thought it was field turf they use. Well that is out of the question
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)