NFL  > General NFL  > Is it time to outlaw grass in the NFL?
January 7, 2013, 01:27 PM
NO not weed, natural grass.

Did it make RGIII's knee injury worse?
Did it end Chris Clemons season yesterday?

I say Yes and Yes.
January 7, 2013  01:31 PM ET

It all depends on how well kept the surface is. Washington and Chicago have the two worst playing fields in the NFL because of poor maintenance.

January 7, 2013  01:38 PM ET
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It all depends on how well kept the surface is. Washington and Chicago have the two worst playing fields in the NFL because of poor maintenance.

The growing conditions in L.A. are great year round but the field in San Diego looked pretty bad for the Holiday bowl.

Poor maintenance or not in Washington, Chicago, Pittsburgh etc. are you not going to have good grass in January.

Did look good at the bowl games play in Florida though, should be in good shape for tonight's game (gaging at the thought of watching it).

January 7, 2013  01:50 PM ET

For me it depends on how it's maintained, artificial playing surfaces can be just as brutal.

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January 7, 2013  02:24 PM ET

RGIII was clearly hurt and was evident and shouldn't have been playing after halftime, although the playing surface was bad "really bad" I can't blame the surface on RGIII's injury he shouldn't have been playing at the time he got hurt worse than he already was.

Bottom line though the NFL does need to look closer at the playing surface if they are intent on keeping players safety as they want us to think they are as well as question whether or not RGIII should have even been playing after half time.

I have to ask though if RGIII would have had labeled a quitter or toughness questioned had he not played after half time as some players in the past have been.

January 7, 2013  02:28 PM ET
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RGIII was clearly hurt and was evident and shouldn't have been playing after halftime, although the playing surface was bad "really bad" I can't blame the surface on RGIII's injury he shouldn't have been playing at the time he got hurt worse than he already was. Bottom line though the NFL does need to look closer at the playing surface if they are intent on keeping players safety as they want us to think they are as well as question whether or not RGIII should have even been playing after half time.I have to ask though if RGIII would have had labeled a quitter or toughness questioned had he not played after half time as some players in the past have been.

Good point, brings up Cutler and even LT in a bolts playoff game years ago.

January 7, 2013  02:32 PM ET
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are the owners just cheap....or do they think they have an ''advantage'' over their turf-playing matchups....?,...i know the pats had their ~grass~ ripped-up and replaced A$AP after the jets came-in and kicked their butts in a ~messy~ muddy [REGULAR-SEASON] game.......never mind a freakin playoff-game !

Hard to imagine it's cheapness but who knows. Those owners sit in their luxury boxes being fed gourmet meals dressed in $2,000 dollar suits. Makes one sick thinking about it.

January 7, 2013  03:13 PM ET
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are the owners just cheap....or do they think they have an ''advantage'' over their turf-playing matchups....?,...i know the pats had their ~grass~ ripped-up and replaced A$AP after the jets came-in and kicked their butts in a ~messy~ muddy [REGULAR-SEASON] game.......never mind a freakin playoff-game !

Hard to imagine it being cheapness especially considering Snyder & cheapness is usually something you never hear of and usually totally opposite is usually being discussed.

It could however be the thinking of giving an advantage or slowing down a fast team but I always question this as both teams play on the same surface and what hinders one team hinders the other as well.

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January 7, 2013  04:30 PM ET
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Hard to imagine it's cheapness but who knows. Those owners sit in their luxury boxes being fed gourmet meals dressed in $2,000 dollar suits. Makes one sick thinking about it.

You should have been an owner.

January 7, 2013  04:31 PM ET
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Hard to imagine it being cheapness especially considering Snyder & cheapness is usually something you never hear of and usually totally opposite is usually being discussed.

Snyder is more closely associated with being an idiot than for being cheap.

January 7, 2013  04:32 PM ET
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i think it cost the pats just under a million to replace their grass [with turf] back 7+ yrs. ago.,....i could only imagine the co$t today.....?

Did they raise season ticket prices to pay for the new playing surface?

January 7, 2013  04:56 PM ET

I saw the video,and yeah he's fubared,did the same think with my knee aslo,[stepping into a sink hole] whilr delivering years ago,and still gives problems today.

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January 7, 2013  05:02 PM ET

You really don't care about whether it is grass or turf. You're just upset because you guy got hurt.

Some of us think that a player using PED's should have been banned for 4 games. Ya I know they say that Shermans test was compromised by the testers. My question is if the other players test wasn't compromised and he tested positive wouldn't it make sense that if they both drank from the same container then they should both have PED's in their system? Ya I know that kind of logic is probably to overwhelming for the NFL.

The answer to your question is a resounding "NO" the NFL should not ban grass.

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January 7, 2013  05:27 PM ET
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The answer to your question is a resounding "NO" the NFL should not ban grass.

How about contact?

January 7, 2013  10:04 PM ET
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For me it depends on how it's maintained, artificial playing surfaces can be just as brutal.

Usually worse. Fans have ripped on artificial turfs as dangerous for years.

Which is why I find the grass ban to be a complete joke.

 
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