Was the field to blame for the Eagles losing the Super Bowl?
The Philadelphia Eagles’ loss in Super Bowl LVII to the Kansas City Chiefs had various contributing factors, but one player from the Eagles, Dallas Goedert, believes that the field played the biggest role.
During an appearance on Pardon My Takes, Goedert was asked if the turf operator, nicknamed “The Sodfather,” affected their performance.
He promptly replied that the turf had a significant impact and did not benefit the team in any way.
According to Goedert, The Sodfather didn’t perform well, although he knew what he was doing.
“Man, the Sodfather did not do good. But he knew what he was doing. All I can say is it was a great game ’til the end. If the field was better, if we were playing on turf, I take us 10 (times) out of 10. But I have to say that,” Goedert said.
“There was a lot of people slipping, you can’t make that up. But we played on the same one (as the Chiefs). I hope we get back and can play on good turf next year.”
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He also pointed out that many players experienced slips on the same field, highlighting the need for better playing conditions in the future.
Almost every Super Bowl viewer recalls the considerable amount of slipping and sliding that occurred on the turf at State Farm Stadium.
However, ultimately, it was a pass interference call that sealed the Eagles’ fate against the Chiefs. As for the Eagles’ chances of returning to the Super Bowl next year, that remains uncertain.