I wish they would have installed more seats and not worried about the open end of the stadium when they built Heinz. When I go to Steeler games I could care less about a view. All I want to see is Steelers football and if they closed that end and added 15,000 more seats, not only would revenue go up, but so would the noise.
We have the best fans in football. Why not put more of them in the stands and make it absolutely totally intimidating to opposing teams. It seems the only thing they talk about Heinz field is the pretty view and the difficulty kicking the football.
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Russell Wilson is the truth.. I watched him at NC State and Wisconsin... the kid finds ways to win. He's scrappy... has the legs to.get first downs and he just has something special. You don't pay sign Matt Flynn to a 20+ mill contract and then bench him unless you really believe in Russell.
Chadman hit the nail on the head... these teams out west are young and energized. We look stale and I'm sick and tired of hearing about Troy and JH. These guys are no longer dependable.... even with Troy and JH Tebow burned us... we didn't have Clark but that's part of football. We will always be without a player or 2 and if that means an embarrassing loss we need to change the scheme.
People love to talk about the other great defenses who would suffer without their 2 stars but I doubt they would give up 34 points to the Raiders.
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All that being said, I don't know how much longer all the having to make players switch positions et el is really worth it. It makes player evaluation much more difficult; they have to forecast how well a player will make a transition as opposed to just knowing how they have played at their current position in college. We make college DEs have to drop into coverage. How many failed LB picks have they had the last 10 years? Why can't they find more hits? I thought for sure that between Alonzo Jackson, Bruce Davis, Worilds, Sly, Chris Carter, Adibi, etc. they would have found good depth, but none of them are worth spit. When every announcer known to man says, "Once a LB puts on the black and gold, they instantly become great" they don't know what they are talking about. We've had so many of these guys not work out. I would love a 4-3 made up of 4 monsters who got pressure on their own, and enough with "tricky Dick" stuff that's not working. Of course, I say this after the D was #1 again last year, and we are without our two biggest starts on D right now. But, still. It feels stale.
I think the open end of the stadiums and the grass field is a huge advantage.
Furthermore, not only did multi-purpose stadiums suck out loud for baseball, but they were overrated for football too. All the seats in Three Rivers Stadium pointed toward the center of the field, so if either team got into the red zone, half the stadium had to twist in their seats to watch the action. Not comfortable. Heinz Field is much better designed.
And if you still don't like the open end, well they're about to close part of it anyway with 3,000 extra seats. As for the grass, I think it's awesome. It ****s the minds of every opponent who plays on it, which creates an extra home-field advantage.
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