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Pete Carroll Says Seahawks "[Deserved] Better" Field Conditions at FedEx Field; Chris Clemons's Agent Blames Injury on "Crappy" Field

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Seahawks Sound Off on FedEx Field Conditions, File Complaint

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Pete Carroll said Monday that the FedEx Field conditions were "horrible."

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Let's not sugarcoat this: The field conditions at FedEx Field for Sunday's game between the Redskins and Seahawks -- and throughout the season, really -- were abysmal. If you didn't know any better, you might have thought that Monster Jam rolled into town the night before. 

The playing surface's rough shape affected both teams, but while the Redskins were more or less ambivalent, the Seahawks made sure to voice their displeasure, even going as far as lodging a complaint to the NFL.

“It was horrible," head coach Pete Carroll told ESPN 710. “It’s a horrible field. It’s as bad as a field can get for being dry. And it’s too bad, it’s really too bad. And we deserve better. It just was worn out. And there was a lot of slipping and all that kind of stuff. We should just expect to see a better field at that time of year."

Meanwhile, defensive end Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL. His agent, Donald Henderson, blamed the "crappy" conditions at FedEx Field for his client's injury. 

Even after slipping on the field himself and aggravating his already-injured right knee, Robert Griffin III said after the game that FedEx Field's not-so-pristine, knee-destroying field is "just part of our home-field advantage."

That's unfortunate.


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