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Shanahan says field is “better than expected”

Naval Academy midshipmen celebrate during the closing minutes of the Army Navy football game in Landover, Maryland Reuters

On Saturday, Army played Navy on the non-frozen tundra at FedEx Field.  On Sunday, the Redskins host the Patriots there.

Randy Moss (not that one) of NFL Network is on the scene, and he filed a report moments ago regarding the condition of the field.

Moss said that Redsins coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett recently inspected the field, and that Shanahan said the field is in “better than expected” condition.

The grounds crew worked on replacing bad spots in the field until 4:00 a.m.  And for good reason; in addition to a football game being played on the surface, 8,000 cadets walked on it.

Moss said that there’s more work to be done.  As of right now, the end zones still say “Army” on one side of the field, and “Navy” on the other.

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13 Responses to “Shanahan says field is “better than expected””
  1. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    Interesting. Trying to come up with a suitable wisecrack, but I got nothing

  2. marcuswelby70 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:49 AM

    Shanahan should be more worried about Brady, Welker, and Gronkowski than the field conditions.

  3. CKL says: Dec 11, 2011 9:55 AM

    Pardon me if I don’t trust Shanny talking up his home field. And I don’t mind, it’s what he should do even if it has a sandtrap in the middle of it. Homefield advantage…use it.

  4. CKL says: Dec 11, 2011 9:56 AM

    Also, I wonder if BB wouldn’t mind if they left “Navy” there. :)

  5. worldwidebleater says: Dec 11, 2011 10:06 AM

    Click on “worldwidebleater” above the time/date stamp for a quick take on Fred Davis and Trent Williams.

  6. jrizzo575 says: Dec 11, 2011 10:34 AM

    no worries – easily and consistently the best natural grass field in the nfl. Danny does SO much wrong, but he obviously invests in the field crew.

  7. evomike06 says: Dec 11, 2011 11:36 AM

    Maybe the more screwed up the field the more advantage to the redskins D. Since they wont be able to shut down brady, grankowski and welker..

  8. theblowtorchreview says: Dec 11, 2011 11:39 AM

    Maybe they should just replay the Army/Navy game on the big screen. Certainly would be more entertaining than what we will probably see today.

  9. kcrobert10 says: Dec 11, 2011 11:47 AM

    I don’t get it the NFL did this same thing in arrowhead for sun night against the steelers. Boarder war (mu v ku for u people on the coast) was played the day before there. Is it so hard to send that team on the road that week so they can properly fix the field.

  10. justanotherdummy says: Dec 11, 2011 12:00 PM

    Sail Navy down the field, sails set toward to the sky, we’ll never seer off course, so Army you steer shh-yyy! Ten straight, Go Navy, Beat Army!

  11. freerayray52 says: Dec 11, 2011 12:45 PM

    i wish the redskins had enough class to keep army and navy on the field. it would be a nice little thing to honor the real warriors.

  12. gadgetdawg says: Dec 11, 2011 1:09 PM

    ‘Redsins coach Mike Shanahan’. . . I have to remember that when I tease my cousin about his ‘Skins. “We talkin’ about the Redsins son?” :)

  13. waltdawg says: Dec 11, 2011 1:12 PM

    The field is in awful condition…All the redskins jock straps and corpses litter the field. Brady arrested after murdering the SKINS

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