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    Rams Get New, Permanent Turf


    The Rams knees, ankles and all joints below the waist are crying out in happiness today. (If they could cry out in happiness, but that would be weird.) The Rams are finally installing a permanent turf solution to the Edward Jones Dome that will hopefully cut down on the “Turf Monster” injuries the Rams have been suffering over the past few seasons. Here’s the quote from the Post-Dispatch:
    Ratcliffe said Rams officials appear pleased with an AstroTurf brand that can be stored away on giant below-floor rollers, and unwound and installed for football games.
    The dome’s original turf worked that way, and it’s still stored on the rollers, said Brian McMurtry, executive director of the Sports Complex Authority. For the last six years, temporary artificial turfs have been installed for each season and then removed.
    So, the Rams were too cheap or lazy to get new turf installed on their actual rollers that they already had under the stadium. Instead they just kept buying new turf every year and putting it down like cheap carpet. The Rams were certainly putting their players at risk and we saw a few turf monster injuries just in 2009. Laurent Robinson was playing like a number 1 wide receiver and broke his leg coming down on the turf. Bradley Fletcher was playing his best football of his rookie season and came down on his leg and tore up his knee. The Rams resorted to their backup backup guard Roger Allen in the final regular season game and he blew out his knee early in the game blocking on a routine play.
    The temporary turf, which was replaced once a year for six years had to go and finally the Rams are doing the right thing and replacing it. Hopefully, the turf can get worn in correctly so that these preventable injuries will not happen any longer.


    --Courtesy of Rams Gab


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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    So, the Rams were too cheap or lazy to get new turf installed on their actual rollers that they already had under the stadium.


    I'd say it is the cheap more then lazy. Sell the team soon, Chip.

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    Great News!!! This should help cut down on injuries with the combination of a new training staff

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    so its official? cause the link you sent with the st louis post dispatch just said a deal was close

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    About time. The green concrete was great for the Greatest Show on Turf days, but it's been time to switch over for a few years now.

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    We're bringing back the Astroturf?!

    I knew it. The solution was bring back the carpet. (LOL) *eye roll*

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    Maybe that fired trainer will get his job back now?

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    Football is ment to be played on grass not turf

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    It seems there are alot of teams that would disagree with that.

    I don't care what it's played on, I just want to see it played.

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    Re: Rams Get New, Permanent Turf

    Good news I guess, I still don't believe that turf was the culprit..

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