The league and the union are getting tough on field conditions, and it's about damn time. Tucked away in the league's announcement about tougher concussion rules was another piece of news aimed at player safety. The NFL and the NFLPA are creating a joint committee to monitor field conditions. The committee will inspect fields and take steps to make them safer, be it the turf itself or the apparatus surrounding the field. FINALLY. The list of terrible field conditions is a long one, and that's without going back too far into the past. Reggie Bush's season ended last year thanks to the exposed concrete in St. Louis' old dome. Who could forget the grass at FedEx field playing its part in ending RG3's rookie season? The conditions at Bank of America Stadium were terrible throughout the Panthers' playoff run. At one point, they resorted to painting it. The Steelers lost their kicker because of a garbage field in the Hall of Fame game last year, and Aaron Rodgers didn't hold back when asked about injuries and Tampa's field.
The NFL is finally going to do something about its garbage field conditions
SB Nation | Jul 27