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Bears kicker Cairo Santos trained on bad fields to prepare for 'sand' Soldier Field

Kylo Santos had his own strategy for preparing for the tough conditions on the Soldier Field. 

Soldier Field is notorious for having a rough playing surface where wind and frigid temperatures damage the turf. The Bears' first preseason game is already looming, and the turf is in bad shape. Santos described it as "sandy" and said it "looked good". 

So Chicago Place his kicker Santos began looking for an equally shabby field in Florida, where he was training. 

"I was going to go to the grass field in high school and it was perfect," Santos told reporters. There's a soccer field next door and the grass is Bermuda grass.It's really long.I was like 'OK'. This is more like "

Santos has performed well with the Bears the past two seasons.
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Turf Condition Affects Turf Condition . Santos, his eight-year veteran in the NFL, comes close to kicking. 

"The ball is flying differently," Santos continued. ``It's not always the best. , to his credit, he has handled Soldier Field admirably so far.In 2020, he made 93.8% of his field goal attempts, a franchise record and a solid finish last season. achieved 86.7% of his attempts with an excellent encore performance.