Egdorf emphasized that the turf was damaged for the Atlanta game because the stadium hosted a high-school game the previous day.
‘‘You have a specific issue about that day,’’ Egdorf said. ‘‘But the primary point is that the design they have, with these squares, you've got four seams on every square. Think of how many squares that is on the field. It’s just not safe for a professional athlete to be stepping on those — these big, strong, fast guys who are getting hit, and we see this all the time.’’