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Redskins to address 'horrible' playing surface; Carroll calls it 'as bad as a field can get'


Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch gets past several Washington Redskins defenders on his way to a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football wild card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, John Lok) SEATTLE OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES MANDATORY CREDIT TV OUT USA TODAY OUT (The Associated Press)

Pete Carroll says the "field" in FedEx Field is "horrible."

Mike Shanahan doesn't go that far, but he agrees the grass isn't always greener at the Washington Redskins stadium.

The playing surface was a mess when the Redskins hosted the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild card playoffs. There were plenty of bare sports, and dirt was flying with many of the steps taken between the hash marks. Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III and Seattle defensive end Chris Clemons left the game with knee injuries.

Seahawks coach Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday that it was "as bad as a field can get" considering the weather was dry.

Redskins coach Shanahan says he'll address the issue before next season. He says he'd consider a switch to an artificial surface.


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