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Should We Go To Field Turf?

No. Football should be played on real grass, even if it's dead.
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No. Sod it more often.
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Yes. It's embarrassing.
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:51 pm

welch wrote:
Countertrey wrote:The turf has nothing to do with either injury... in fact, a player is far more likely to have a catastrophic knee injury on artificial turf... this is a load of crap.


The foot plants on artificial turf; the player is hit; the foot stays planted; the knee snaps, since something has to give.

That's typical of turf.

Give the groundskeepers whatever they need to keep the field in good shape.


Kinda like when the foot plants into a hole on a poorly maintained field of grass?


I'm all for lush grass with deep roots, so long as it covers the whole field.
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Postby HTTRRG3ALMO » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:24 pm

Just keep loads of sod in a climate controlled warehouse and break it out the night before a game. I'm sure they have storage warehouses if even my company does.

If not, job opportunity!! I'll grow the crap myself and sell it to them cheap

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Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 am

If sodding it more often makes the real grass better during the season, than heck yea!!!!

NO ARTIFICIAL TURF!!!

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Postby SkinsJock » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:46 am

OK - I'll weigh in

I think that FedEx field will have a MUCH BETTER surface for the next playoff game

NOTHING can change what was there - Dan Snyder will NOT let the field condition be an item of conversation for the next playoff game ..

EXCEPT ... maybe to point out how much better it is than it was last Sunday :wink:


I really think we'll see a new surface when we next play there
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I'd be VERY SURPRISED if Dan or Mike let them make a change away from a grass field
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Postby DaSkinz Baby » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:18 am

The blame I hear is due to more college games being played and concerts! I think that is a crock of crap. Snyder needs to find who did this field when the Cooke's owned the team. That Bermuda grass that once was planted was awesome, durable and had this field the envy of many teams. However they now have that new synthetic substance that is like grass and better than artificial turf. I think Snyder went with some low priced landscaping unit for cost savings. There is no credible reason as to why you have a billion dollar franchise and a ghetto field. Seriously......

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Postby HTTRRG3ALMO » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:12 pm

DaSkinz Baby wrote:The blame I hear is due to more college games being played and concerts! I think that is a crock of crap. Snyder needs to find who did this field when the Cooke's owned the team. That Bermuda grass that once was planted was awesome, durable and had this field the envy of many teams. However they now have that new synthetic substance that is like grass and better than artificial turf. I think Snyder went with some low priced landscaping unit for cost savings. There is no credible reason as to why you have a billion dollar franchise and a ghetto field. Seriously......


Especially when the grass is relatively inexpensive (in comparison to their other expenses that is).

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Postby chiefhog44 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:18 pm

cowboykillerzRGiii wrote:

I'm all for lush grass with deep roots, so long as it covers the whole field.


I too, am all for lush grass and deep roots. Irie
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Postby Burgundy&Wha? » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:33 pm

Bermuda grass goes dormant in winter. We don't want that. The field would look tan & brown. No thanks.

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Postby The Hogster » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:04 am

chiefhog44 wrote:
cowboykillerzRGiii wrote:

I'm all for lush grass with deep roots, so long as it covers the whole field.


I too, am all for lush grass and deep roots. Irie


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Postby yupchagee » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:07 pm

Countertrey wrote:Football is an outdoor game. Mud happens... mud is part of football. Relish it. Some of the best games in Redskins history were played in the mud bowl of RFK.


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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:53 am

The field isn't the issue, it's Snyder. He needs to find a solution that allows him to make a profit but protect his players. But there isn't one. He'll have to make less money...
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Postby DaSkinz Baby » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Burgundy&Wha? wrote:Bermuda grass goes dormant in winter. We don't want that. The field would look tan & brown. No thanks.


When FEDEX FIELD was first built along the Micheal Westbrook days we had Bermuda grass, and tan and brown is okay, that can be painted if need be. There is a difference in grass and mud. Looking at the field that was MUD with Sand sprinkled on and painted. Besides we are an outdoor stadium team on the east coast we shouldn't be having expectations for green grass in November, December or January and it that is the case then get a roof built and get some grow lights going.........If it's that important that we need that synthetic grass that is supposed to be so good........

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Postby markshark84 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:16 pm

Whichever prevents injuries most effectively is the way to go. No question.

I personally think that leans to turf. I am old school in that I believe there is something sacred about playing on actual grass, but we need to protect the players and turf has come a VERY long way. My high school just but in a million dollar turf field and it is literally like playing on grass.
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Postby The Hogster » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:17 pm

I prefer grass. But, I'm sure that we can re-sod this field twice a year. Once during a stretch of road games, and once the week or so around the bye. I'm not an expert in agriculture, but I'm sure the players would rather play on re-sodded grass than a clay surface that looks more like Wimbledon.

Every year we have a stretch of games on the road, and we should be able to work it out so that we have a road game before or after the bye. That would allow the grounds crew 2-3 weeks to re-sod the field and let it take at least twice during the year. This is a billion dollar corporation and this is perhaps just as relevant to player safety than are things like Kickoff returns.


East coast teams with out door stadiums should have two mandatory periods for grounds maintenance. Maybe the league can have a specialist inspect the fields to determine the extent of re-sodding required during those time periods.
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