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Daniel Snyder is an embarrasment to the NFL

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The condition of that field on Sun was deplorable, and Goodell needs to hold Snyder accountable for refusing to maintain a safe workplace, and putting all of the players at risk.
Can you spell OSHA, anyone?

"Jack Kent Cook must be rolling over in his grave" - a Redskins fan
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Fedex Field is probably the worst of the modern post 95 NFL stadiums. M&T Bank outclasses that stadium in every possible way. What a joke of an organization, have fun walking into an outhouse to get evaluated for injury. What a joke of an owner
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The Steelers did not get sanctioned about their field against the Dolphins a few years ago and Fed-ex was in better shape then that,
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[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Whatever happened to just playing on a dirt field? Or in the mud? Everything has to be all shiny & new. Makes me sick. Like the Super Bowl -- when are we going to get another Snow Bowl? HUH!??![/i][/font]
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[quote name='CosmicRedPanda' timestamp='1357692144' post='1298796']
[font=trebuchet ms,helvetica,sans-serif][i]Whatever happened to just playing on a dirt field? Or in the mud? Everything has to be all shiny & new. Makes me sick. Like the Super Bowl -- when are we going to get another Snow Bowl? HUH!??![/i][/font]
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Hopefully 2014 when it's in New York :D
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That field is the reason RG3 is having total reconstruction surgery on his right knee. The player they traded up for and gave all those picks away for quite possibly will never be the same player once again all because of that horrible condition of the field.
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Dan Snyder is an embarassment to the NFL in many more ways than field condition.

As Mod 2 said, the Steelers played in a cesspool and got away with it.
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Hey, you guys leave Hacksaw Dan alone! He's still paying on the contracts to Deion Sanders, Marty Schottenheimer, and FatAlbert Haynesworth. There's no way he could afford to have a decent field. :D
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[quote name='Moderator 2' timestamp='1357688667' post='1298719']
The Steelers did not get sanctioned about their field against the Dolphins a few years ago and Fed-ex was in better shape then that,
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You read my mind. The Steelers field is worse than that field at Fedex on Sunday. If Fedex needs to change, so does Heinz.
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Actually, I'm pretty sure Daniel Snyder is a genius, seeing how everyone criticized his selection of Kirk Cousins, in last year's NFL Draft. But, now? That move was smart, especially since Cousins is going to be their QB, next season... :P

Oh, I think it's fitting to share this video, originally Tweeted by the Faux John Madden: [url="http://fauxjohnmadden.lockerdome.com/articles/104557586"]http://fauxjohnmadde...icles/104557586[/url]

Honestly, does anyone remember when Brian Billick said (something like), "I will not put my team on this surface" before that Ravens/Eagles preseason game at Veterans Stadium? The Vet was a horrible stadium to play at, given its terrible playing surface on that turf. But, I can't "blame" these injuries, at FedEx Field, because of the field's conditions.

I'm pretty sure Heinz Field is the only, other stadium, north of FedEx Field, that uses real grass. I recall the Patriots getting rid of grass at Gillette Stadium mostly because it "cost" the team a game in late 2006; and, just a week later, FieldTurf was installed. So, I guess it would just be wise for the Redskins to remove the grass and replace it with either FieldTurf or Sportexe Momentum Turf (like the Ravens have). Either way, the surface would be better suited for cold-weathered games, like the ones that tore Adrian Peterson's, RGIII's and Chris Clemons' ACL.

Thinking about it, though, after writing what's above, is how no one ever brings-up artificial grass being a contributor to the NFL becoming an offensive-lead league. I'm pretty sure artificial grass is easier to run on than real grass; plus, unlike like turf, the surface isn't hard. But, maybe that's just me...
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Domes are one of the biggest reasons for offenses being ridiculous. Must be nice playing in a game like it was between spring and summer. Not too cold and not too hot. Just the perfect temperature.

Ever go outside and play in the cold? It sucks. You play much much slower, you feel everything more. Catching a ball, running, getting tackled, everything hurts a lot more. I really think they need to outlaw domes, or require the temperature to be played slightly lower. I know it defeats the purpose but it gives teams such an advantage. The Falcons have such an artificial home field advantage. An explosive offense inside a dome. Yeah, I wonder why they play so well.
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[quote name='berad' timestamp='1357743705' post='1299374']
Dan Snyder is an embarassment to the NFL in many more ways than field condition.

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I live in the DC 'burbs and I can attest to that. From suing an old Lady who could not pay her club seat contract, not allowing pedestrians to cross Landover Road to get to the Stadium and not even getting a waiver to allow the shuttle buses to continue to run from the Landover Metro thus forcing fans to walk a mile to FedEx from the Morgan Boulevard Station on the blue line, its obvious he doesn't care about the fans or his players, especially RG3.
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[quote name='Nightman' timestamp='1357950312' post='1302355']
I live in the DC 'burbs and I can attest to that. From suing an old Lady who could not pay her club seat contract, not allowing pedestrians to cross Landover Road to get to the Stadium and not even getting a waiver to allow the shuttle buses to continue to run from the Landover Metro thus forcing fans to walk a mile to FedEx from the Morgan Boulevard Station on the blue line, its obvious he doesn't care about the fans or his players, especially RG3.
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All about that money! Which is funny, considering he could be making a lot more by cutting out stupid decisions. RG3 was his cash-cow, his most promising player in decades, and he watched him blow his knee on his own shoddy turf.
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[quote name='Nightman' timestamp='1357950312' post='1302355']
I live in the DC 'burbs and I can attest to that. From suing an old Lady who could not pay her club seat contract, not allowing pedestrians to cross Landover Road to get to the Stadium and not even getting a waiver to allow the shuttle buses to continue to run from the Landover Metro thus forcing fans to walk a mile to FedEx from the Morgan Boulevard Station on the blue line, its obvious he doesn't care about the fans or his players, especially RG3.
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I remember when he banned signs in the stadium. The guy is a bozo.
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