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Bears K Robbie Gould Rips Soldier Field Grounds Crew
Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould said the Soldier Field grounds crew made a critical error in leaving the stadium's playing surface uncovered in the hours leading up to a 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.
Weather reports all week called for a chance of heavy precipitation to hit the area before and during the Bears game, but as early as five hours before kickoff the field remained exposed to the elements. Rain began to fall in the area a couple of hours before kickoff and did not cease until after the game had gone final.
"For some reason this season, and I don't know whose job it is, and I love our guys in the Chicago Bears organization that takes care of our fields, but I want to know this year who decided to keep the field so soft that it's been tore up the entire year," Gould said Tuesday night on "Football Night in Chicago" on ESPN 1000. "Let's put it to you this way: If I were a grounds crew superintendant, I think I would keep a little bit of an eye if they were calling for rain for six straight days, and I just might roll a tarp out on the field before the game.
"I don't know, maybe that's common sense. Maybe that's too tough to get done. I'm just saying I would do it. I would do it."
Source: The Redzone
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