Shanahan says field is “better than expected”

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.