than normal during Sunday's preseason home opener against Buffalo. A lot of discussion in the media about Soldier Field's playing surface and the grass
. Some of the players would prefer FieldTurf but management said they will go with grass for the 2011-12 campaign.
“We’ve talked about that. I haven’t come to a conclusion about that, but we have talked about playing them a little bit more,” Smith said after a shortened practice Monday. “And especially after you miss a day like today ... We need to kind of make up for it.”