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12:40 PM ET 11.15 | Chicago bears kicker Robbie Gould appeared in a radio interview on Tuesday, and criticized the field conditions at Soldier Field, calling the field uneven and torn up. The field was messy during the Bears' 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday night, as it had been soaked during a rainy week leading up to the game. Gould went 2/3 during that game, and scored the Bears' only points of the night. He mentioned that if field conditions in Chicago continue to be spotty, that could affect his decision when he reaches free agency after the 2013 season. Gould issued an apology through the team on Wednesday, but stood by his comments that the field could be in better condition: "I need to apologize to the grounds crew at Soldier Field and our grounds crew for my recent comments regarding the field. I have since learned a lot more about the NFL???s policies and the measures that are taken at Soldier Field to ensure a reliable and safe playing surface. It was my mistake to speak prior to having a full understanding."

Chicago Sun Times

Robbie Gould, Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE Robbie Gould, Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
November 15, 2012  12:44 PM ET

Idiot kicker.

November 15, 2012  12:56 PM ET

Soldier Field has a reputation as a dump.

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November 15, 2012  01:24 PM ET

"He mentioned that if field conditions in Chicago continue to be spotty, that could affect his decision when he reaches free agency after the 2013 season."

He's a kicker. WHO CARES. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out.

November 15, 2012  01:51 PM ET

" It was my mistake to speak prior to having a full understanding."

"And now that I do have a full understanding, I would like to say that the field really sucks."

November 15, 2012  01:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's a kicker.

Tell that to the last two teams to employ Billy Cundiff.

November 15, 2012  01:58 PM ET

Hey at least you can't get turf toe, no turf to get hung up in

November 15, 2012  02:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Idiot kicker.

Nope.

November 15, 2012  02:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Soldier Field has a reputation as a dump.

The playing surface, yes.

November 15, 2012  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's a kicker. WHO CARES. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out.

I bet you're the first guy to blame a loss on a kicker for a missed FG too... even though your whole team played like crap all game.

 
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