New York Giants’ management seems to be tip-toeing around any direct criticism of the Field Turf at the New Meadowlands Stadium in the wake of Domenik Hixon’s season-ending injury. Giants’ safety Antrel Rolle, however, is not.
“I was right there when it happened and I saw it right away,” Rolle told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday after the Giants’ final practice of veterans’ minicamp. “And I was like, ‘Damn, it don’t look good.’ He didn’t make a cut or anything. It just got caught in the turf.”
Rolle said he couldn’t put his finger on what the turf felt like.
“I don’t know what it was,” Rolle said. “My feet were burning at the bottom on the turf. I was slipping on each and every play. It just didn’t feel good to me at all. I can’t lie to you about that. I am not one to really complain or make excuses or anything but they should definitely look into that as far as playing on that field in the future during the season.”
Rolle said he initially thought he was the only one who felt a burning sensation in his feet.
“I thought maybe it was just me and my cleats,” Rolle said. “But everyone’s feet were burning, guys had a hard time gripping, they were getting caught a lot.”