Washington Redskins Must Fix FedEx Field Before 2013 Season

By Andy Schmidt
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

There were a lot of different storylines that emerged from the 2012 NFL season. The one that has my attention is what should be done at FedEx Field after the condition it was in for the Washington Redskins‘ playoff game.

The field looked awful and torn apart as chumps of grass kept coming up. You can’t say that it was entirely the field that caused Robert Griffin III to get hurt again, but it didn’t help. Washington should be considering either the idea of going with FieldTurf or getting some natural grass in there more often so it isn’t literally coming apart at the seams.

I have always been of the opinion that games be played outside and on natural grass. The condition of the grass at FedEx Field was terrible by January last season and when you have a quarterback with a weak knee already, you need a solid field to work with.

There was really no excuse for it to look like that and owner Dan Snyder needs to fork up the money to install something that works. The Redskins have one of the most dynamic players in the entire NFL with Griffin, so why not protect your investment?

It all comes down to the mighty dollar and even though Griffin’s jersey was the most sold last year in the NFL, the team still won’t fix the field. They could have done it during the team’s bye week, but never did.

That was a mistake on their part and they admit it. The NFL is already looking into field conditions around the league so if this happens again, Snyder will be forced to put in the turf.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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