ESPN, Associated Press, November 28, 2007
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All that was missing in the players' keep-the-grass campaign was a poster displaying a swatch of artificial turf with a slash mark across it.
"I think everybody wants to keep the grass," wide receiver Hines Ward said.
"I need the grass. I like the mud. I like the sloppiness," cornerback Ike Taylor said. "I'm used to it, Mr. Rooney, can we please keep the grass? I don't want no FieldTurf. It's bad on your knees."
Several players said it would be too much to practice several times a week on artificial turf and then go play on it.
“For us, there's a lot more injuries on turf."
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (knee) and wide receiver Santonio Holmes (sprained ankle) were hurt playing on artificial turf Nov. 18 against the Jets.