Apart from the question of whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III should have or shouldn’t have been playing with an obvious knee injury is the question of whether anyone should be playing on that choppy, uneven surface attached to the floor of FedEx Field.
The natural grass at FedEx Field is, by January, neither natural nor grass. The agent for Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons has blamed Clemons’ feared ACL tear on the “crappy” condition of the surface, via the Washington Post.
Now that the Redskins have a prized asset at the quarterback position, they need to protect that asset by giving him a surface that maximizes his skill and protects his body. And if the Redskins insist on sticking with grass, they need to make it and keep it pristine by, among other things, playing no college football games at the facility.
Until that happens, the folks at UPS will be very glad that their company’s name isn’t the one attached to the Redskins’ home stadium.