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NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

Posted on: November 21, 2010 12:44 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The NFL is examining the playing surface at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh after the Raiders made an official complaint about the state of the sod, a week after the Patriots also made their negative feelings known about it, NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora is reporting.

The problems on the field occur between the 30-yard lines and between the hashmarks. La Canfora writes the Steelers plan to re-sod those areas sometime in the future.

One reason the footing there is so poor is because the University of Pittsburgh plays its home games at Heinz Field, along with a number of high school playoff games.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 7:02 am
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 6:36 pm
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

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Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 3:55 pm
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

A little bit of a ramble but let me recap your points.

Our sloppy embarassement of a field is statistically not a factor.

It's a complete mess for both teams deal with it. We can't figure out how to fix it.




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Take a look at the numbers not the field

Always try to blame something instead of just admitting defeat.
Does Pittsburgh have an advantage on their home turf?
Let's take a look at the numbers:

      
;     &nbs
p;     &nb
sp;     RUSH YDSH/A   OPP     TEAM   Leading Rusher
H      ATL      58       Michael Turner - 42
A      TEN      46       Chris Johnson - 34
A      TB        75       LeGarrette Blount - 27
H      BAL      70       Willis McGahee - 39
H      CLE      70     &nb
sp; Peyton Hillis - 41
A      MIA      64     &nb
sp; Ricky Williams - 48
A      NO       30     &nb
sp; Julius Jones 16
A      CIN      54     &nb
sp; Cedric Benson - 54
H      NE      103       Benjarvus Green-Ellis - 87
H      OAK     61       Michael Bush - 33

So, the steelers have surrendered the largest amount of yards at home and the least amount away.
They have held all the premier running backs in check, in their house or ours.

If the field is sloppy, the defense is playing on it as well. Also, they have to react to the offense and that is more difficult.
Mentally they may be more prepared for it, but that is the responsibility of the coaches to prepare a team. It's not like Pittsburgh is heavily watering the field before the game.

IMO, I hope the Steelers just keep playing defense and let those idiots in the NFL head office finally come to their senses.




Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 10:19 am
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

Heinz Field is not own by H.J. Heinz company, Heinz merely retain the naming rights. The stadiun and field are owned by the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, so they should be party to pay for a new field service or negoiate with all those who use the field replace the substandard grass surface.




Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 9:44 am
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

This has been on an on going issue since 2006, when Heinz Field was voted as the second worst field in the league by a NFL players poll.  The field that had been voted the worst was Gillette, has since been upgrade not once, but twice. 



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 9:37 am
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

They should switch to field turf. It's not there fault it's hard to get anything to grow in that environment. With the polluted soil and dreary Appalachia weather it's a tough go.




Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: November 22, 2010 8:25 am
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

   Are you that stupid?



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2010 4:30 am
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

There's a reason that the Steelers are a good run defense team after all..

It's not quite as blatant as the cops not finding a single germ in that freshly claned bathroom, but stilll..





Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2010 9:09 pm
 

NFL taking a look at Heinz Field

You would think with the backing of the heinz food company, and the rich rooneys, they`d make damn sure the field would be in decent shape. Hope the league fines those rich bastards


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