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  1. SVN

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    kinda called out the playing field in houston and says the so called player safety starts on the field.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Just going to mention it.

    He's buried the Texans stadium staff there.
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    Whoa.....I didn't think of that.

    Of course, our field used to be fairly horrible too.
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    Fred mentioned it but he sort of waved it passed. To be fair, there's a huge difference between a poor real grass pitch where you can still slide your foot about, and one of these Turf things where it's actually quite sticky and you can get your studs caught.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    BB commented on this as well saying that the old Gillette turf was consistantly soft and slow, but the Houston turf was inconsistent because some spots were hard and others soft. He said immediately upon stepping on the field he was concerned with it
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    He actually admitted that. He did go on to say that "at least it was consistent in all the spots".

    I disagree. It had grass on the sides and mud in the middle.
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    Wow, for someone who usually says little as possible, that's quite a revealing comment from BB.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Well, I'm sure some of you are already thinking this but if he was immediately concerned with it, why play Brady so much?
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    Well the QB position doesnt require a lot of movement and cutting so the turf wouldnt really effect Brady that much. I dont know what his plan for Welker was because he got hurt on the 3rd play of the game, but if it was really a concern I dont think he would have played much beyond the 1st quarter.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Very interesting, wonder if Goodell will remain silent on this???
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    Yeah, I think you are right. I don't think the starters would have gone beyond the first quarter if not for the injury. Maybe first half.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    "Who has been more wrong than charlie casserly ? He is like a meteorologist". he sounds quite chippy today
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    Interesting that BB mentioned the playing surface at the Texan's stadium. I was reading a thread on Welker's injury at a Colts forum yesterday and a couple of posters said the injury was probably due to ****ty field at that stadium. They should know better because they are in the same division.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    He seems very upbeat today. He has revealed a lot. Hes comfortable with Fred, Steve, Pete and the Big O, but usually doesnt ever reveal this much.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Was chatting w/ a blogger who follows the Texans during last night's SNF travesty. She said that Texans players themselves ***** about the the area of the field where Welker went down.

    Apparently, because of the way they grow the real grass under the retractable roof, there are a few patches that stay slick for a while after there's been weather, while the rest of the field is perfectly dry.
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    Nice! An angry BB could be bad for the Ravens...:)
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    also means that he didnt care about yesterday's game as much. normally after a loss is he pissed. infact the hosts asked him that he seems to have a bounce in his step today....
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    Wow, BB in a very spiky mood today.

    Love it.
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    Ordway notes BB relative ebullience, and BB attributes it to being in the playoffs. BB seems pumped, IMO. :)
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    fact is, if BB was actually concerned about the field, he should have sat the starters....at least the skill guys.......and when the commish would come a calling, then lay into the field......now its kinda too late
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Yeah that is a good point, but its weird because I think in his postgame PC yesterday he was very pissed off. Probably second most all year besides after the Colts game
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    Agree 100%. For a guy who's supposed to always be a step ahead of the curve, he sure isn't looking so smart right now.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    While he said it was a concern I dont think he thought it would be that bad to cause such a freak injury which happened to Welker. If it was that bad we would have heard more players talk about it including some of Houstons.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    only seems obvious in hindsight
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Just lookin through other fan sites I noticed some Colt fans thought the same thing, they said they lost someone (can't remember who) down there last year because of the crappy turf.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    That's the only thing 90% of this forum seems to operate in nowadays.
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    wish one of the hosts asked him that question.but i guess someone had to play since you have to dress 45 guys..
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Though I don't have any posts to prove it, I was thinking the following players wouldn't have seen the field at all yesterday - Brady, Moss, Welker, Faulk, Neal, Mayo, Merriweather, Wilfork, Warren.
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    That's 9... And if we lost Taylor or Morris or Sanders or McGowan or Bodden or Springs or Wright or Banta-Cain or Light or Neal or Vollmer or Koppen or Mankins fronting the backups there would have been the same hindsight second guessing games going on today. Not to mention if we still lost in the playoffs they'd be blaming it on Bill laying down with a an inconsistent team that still struggling to form an identity...
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    Re: BB on WEEI

    Sitting the players in 'meaningless' games is the same thing that's done in game 4 of the preseason, and for many of the same reasons. The only difference is that 53 spots means fewer players get that rest during a regular season situation.

    It's not "hindsight". It's been discussed time and again. Some people may have a different take on the situation, but the "hindsight" assertion is just not valid. There were clearly enough receivers available to keep Welker on the Bench.
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