Remember all the hubbub about the Washington Redskins playing field after quarterback Robert Griffin III’s ACL injury, and it included players taking picks of the surface claiming it was dirt painted green? Well we could see a similar situation in Chicago at Soldier Field today.
I’m not saying they’re painting dirt green, but they did host a NCAA FBS game there yesterday and there is less than 24 hours between the end of the game and the start of the Chicago Bears game against the Vikings.
Head groundskeeper Ken “(Mrock) feels they will do a good job in cleaning up the field for the game,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman said.
Oh, yeah…. it’s supposed to rain too.
“I’m not concerned about it,” Trestman said, via ESPN Chicago. “We don’t have any control over the weather. We played in some mud at training camp, certainly, and had weather in training camp, so our guys have been on that kind of field.”
Turf issues aren’t new to Solider Field and Trestman thinks the players will be ok.
“These guys have played on it a lot more than I have and certainly have been around it,” Trestman said. “I don’t expect that the field conditions will dramatically impact either team to where any team will have an advantage.”