STEELERS FANS DISRUPTED REDSKINS’ OFFENSE
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 4, 2008, 11:51 a.m. EST
The Redskins were at home last night, but they didn’t always feel that way.
So many Steelers fans made the trip to Landover, Maryland (and so many Redskins fans were willing to sell their tickets) that at times it sounded more like Heinz Field than FedEx Field.
The Steelers fans were loud enough when the Redskins had the ball that quarterback Jason Campbell worried that his teammates couldn’t hear his cadence.
“We actually went silent count one or two times out there,” Redskins tackle Chris Samuels said after the game, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “I mean, Jason called it so we had to basically obey it.”
The Redskins stopped short of criticizing their fans for selling their tickets, although they weren’t exactly happy about it.
“You know, I’ll be honest with you, it was kind of surprising there were a lot of Steelers fans in the crowd,” Redskins coach Jim Zorn said. “It reminded me of the Super Bowl in ‘05.”
Added Redskins guard Pete Kendall, “I mean, that’s not the reputation or the expectation I had of the fans here, but who am I to begrudge somebody from making a profit by selling their tickets? I’m playing for money, and they’re watching, and it’s their right to do what they want with their tickets.”
Depending on which estimate you believe, anywhere from 15 percent to 33 percent of the fans in attendance were cheering for the Steelers.