On Saturday, the University of Illinois plays host to Washington, while the Bears host the Vikings on Sunday. In the past, that would raise some red flags considering the condition the turf has typically found itself by mid-season. But because it's happening in just week two of the NFL season, there's a hope that conditions will be better.
"These guys have played on it a lot more than I have and certainly have been around it," Trestman said. "I don't expect that the field conditions will dramatically impact either team to where any team will have an advantage."
In fact, Trestman is much more concern about the potential for difficult wind conditions than he is poor turf. But he expects Jay Cutler's strong arm to help mitigate that issue.
"(In wind), it all depends whether you can use the area of the field outside of the numbers," Trestman said. "Fortunately, in terms of the passing game, it helps us because the numbers aren't an issue for Jay. He can throw the ball outside in wind and in that kind of weather, and he's used to doing it. But I think wind affects the game environment more than rain at times, or snow, or something like that."
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