Lions’ Jared Goff likens pitch conditions at Bank of America Stadium to ‘cementing’ after loss
The Detroit Lions and quarterback Jared Goff fell to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, which kept the NFC South team in contention for their division title and gave the NFC North team a roadblock toward their push into the playoffs.
For Goff, there was an additional insult in the Lions’ 37-23 loss to the Panthers. The veteran quarterback didn’t like the field conditions at Bank of America Stadium.
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« I thought the conditions on the field were below NFL standards, especially before the game, » Goff told reporters after the game, via the team’s website. « I don’t know what the problem is here, but they have to find a way so that the grass doesn’t look like cement. »
Goff was 25 of 42 with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns. But he was fired twice and the Panthers delivered seven QB hits.
Field conditions in NFL stadiums have been a topic of conversation. Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte isn’t the only ground that has been criticized for the harshness of the pitch. MetLife Stadium has been blamed for multiple knee injuries this season, with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffering a torn ACL on a non-contact injury. The Allianz Arena in Germany has also been criticized.
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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle called for surface continuity on all NFL courts in October after playing against the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
« What puzzles me is if you don’t impose grass, why don’t the grass pitches have the exact same grass, so guys get used to playing on the same grass everywhere But every court has a different turf,” Kittle said, via NBC Sports Bay Area.
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« NBA guys don’t play on different ice, what do we do? Hockey guys don’t play on different ice all the time. It’s ice. So I would like just that we play on a similar surface every week, week so your body doesn’t just face a different, shitty turf. »