DAVIE – Since the closing of the Orange Bowl in 2008, the Miami Dolphins (4-4) have been sharing their stadium with the Miami Hurricanes football squad for the past nine football seasons.
The turf has held up relatively well in past seasons, but the field conditions came under scrutiny during Sunday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Members of both teams regularly lost their footing on the chewed up surface, and the prospect of players suffering injury due to compromised playing conditions drew the ire of CBS analyst Phil Simms.
“Did you watch the Sunday night game down in Miami?” Simms said. “You know, those are professional football players on the field. Did you see the field and conditions? It really bothered me. There are guys — Ndamukong Suh — there are players out there that really could have been hurt because of the condition of that field.”
Coach Adam Gase is notorious for his unwillingness to pardon subpar play, but even he agreed that the field conditions have been suboptimal during…