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NFL Blames Chiefs, Eagles Players for Field Conditions in Super Bowl


Both the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles have complained about the field conditions in Super Bowl LVII, and the NFL seems to know who is at fault.


Pro Football Talk says that owners have been asking the league why the turf on the field was so slick, causing numerous players to slip during the course of the game. The league responded, however, by saying that players are at fault for not wearing the correct cleats in the game.


Eagles edge rusher Haason Reddick called it the "worst field" he's ever played on. Saftey C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who was on the Eagles during the Super Bowl, said earlier this week that he went through three different cleats during pre-game, and that the studs weren't working for any cleats.


George Toma, who has worked all 57 Super Bowls as groundskeeper or a consultant, says the blame should be on NFL field director Ed Mangan. Toma believes that Mangan overwatered the field and did not sand it enough, leading to a slicker surface on the turf.

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