FanPost

Bills Should Just Say No To Bad Grass

Ed. note: Bumped from the FanPosts. Nice catch, friend, and a perfect example of what we look for in our FanPost section. - BG

Compounding the uncertainty of the preseason, lockout, et al is the headline from Chicago yesterday regarding the state of the playing surface at Soldier Field. Under the extreme heat in the Midwest, it appears the ground crew failed to "adequately water" the new sod recently installed. The result was a shrinking of the sod, opening up the seams and creating "cracks". It was so bad the Chicago Bears canceled their practice in the stadium that was to be attended by thousands of fans. The fans were turned away after the team arrived and deemed the field unplayable.

Who is scheduled to play the first preseason game on that parched earth? You know the answer. The question becomes what should the Buffalo Bills do? Given our penchant for injury as well as the use of common sense, if I were the front office, I'd look long and hard at the option of not playing the game. While the Chicago Parks District says it's "easily correctable", I would send an advance party to examine the field and determine its suitability. If unacceptable, stay home and tell the league 'no thanks'.

Both Brian Urlacher and Jay Cutler have openly criticized the field as unsafe. Do we want to risk injury to any of our players knowing there is a problem? Can we afford an injury to any of our players in what amounts to a meaningless game?

I hope the Bills do their homework and react accordingly. We don't need the season to be over before it begins.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Join Buffalo Rumblings

You must be a member of Buffalo Rumblings to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Buffalo Rumblings. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker