Charles Tillman became the latest Bears players to criticize the turf at Soldier Field, although he stopped himself before he said something inappropriate in a family newspaper --- or blog.
"Our field is a little bit harder in December and January, around that time frame," the veteran cornerback said. "It is what it is. Some people say it's a shh ... sorry field, but at the end of the day you have to play. That's what we do. We accept it, and we just play."
Tillman answerd "no" when asked if the turf affects how players make their cuts.
"Sometimes I've fallen on our field," he added. "I'll be the first to tell you that I've fallen sometimes. Sometimes I have the good break when I can plant. It is what it is."
Tillman said the soft surface doesn't give the offense or defense an advantage.
"Everyone is at an equal advantage on that field - offense or defense and special teams included," he said.