Aaron Rodgers Blames Tampa Turf For Calf Injury

IMG_0989.JPGAaron Rodgers has leveled a serious accusation at Tampa Bay about their field conditions. On his radio show Thursday, Aaron Rodgers said, “I think there’s a couple of surfaces that are more likely to create injury than prevent injury.” He also said of Raymond James Field in particular “I’ve played there three times and been hurt there, in my opinion directly related to the field, twice.”

The other injury he is referring to is the shoulder injury in 2008. Rodgers indicated that there should real12thmanhave to be some sort of standard for field conditions in the NFL. But what does Packernation think?

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Aaron Rodgers Blames Tampa Turf For Calf Injury
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  • February 7, 2015 at 12:46 am

    I find Rodgers’ opinion and these pole results very disturbing. With strict standards, which NFL teams would be at most risk of losing home games and/or fines because of field conditions? We’d be at or towards the top of that list, depending upon the weather on any given Sunday.

    Some of the greatest NFL games in history wouldn’t have been played if there was a strict standard on field conditions. The Ice Bowl, Mud Bowl, Fog Bowl, and many others would have been postponed or moved somewhere else. The condition of Soldier Field has been discussed almost every year for the last 2 decades. Every team knows that footing will be a problem at Soldier Field, and they either adjust to it or lose because they didn’t adjust to it.

    The only way to eliminate those variables is for every team to build domes. In my opinion, domes are the worst thing to happen to the NFL. Goodbye home “field” advantage, and goodbye Lambeau “Field”. Is that what we really want? Really?!?

    I grew up playing football in the elements, which greatly affected field conditions, and wouldn’t have it any other way. My most fond memories of playing the game were in mud and snow. The dirtier, slipperier, and more difficult the field conditions, the better the memories were of those games.

    Whatever the condition of the field, both teams have to play on it. Couldn’t be more fair than that. Go Pack go!


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