Despite the fact that grass is widely available and easy to grow, mankind is determined to come up with ways to simulate it.
The bills’ efforts to better get their fake grass to play like real grass include via Buffalo News, adds more filling to the artificial surface. On Saturday, coach Sean McDermott explained that filling has been added to the playing field to improve the football field.
For most NFL stadiums, “stuffing” is a somewhat harmless way of saying “ground rubber balls, typically made from used tires that may or may not be toxic.”
The bills noted that both Buffalo and LA Rams players had issues with football in the last game played there three weeks ago.
“What we came back with was that there was some stuffing that was put in and adjusted on the lawn,” McDermott said Saturday. “It simply came to our notice then. We come out and train, but what I have been told is that it must be good in the future. ”
It’s good to see that the bills were willing to admit that things may not be ideal with the field (some teams will double down and refuse to acknowledge a problem) and that there is a way to make it better. While it helps Chiefs’ receivers cut down and turn on the jets during Monday night, it also helps the bills. More importantly, it’s the right things to do for the teams, the players and the game.
Here we hope that every team with fake grass problems will be willing to admit it and do what needs to be done to improve it. Even if an organization mistakenly views its players as pieces of a machine and not as sons, brothers, nephews, husbands, etc., any organization should want to protect the investment it has made in its players by making the fake grass look out and feel more like real grass or, even better, finding a way to use real grass.