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Slug
10-29-2012, 12:47 PM
Hey, finally home from Pittsburgh. A few thoughts:

The experience:

Love the Heinz Field parking lots. Not as good tailgating as FedEX, but still a lot of fun and the lots themselves have personality...character. Not just soulless acres of black-top like most stadium lots. Very cool.
I like the stadium. Everything screams "home town". From the hall of fame area to the open end giving a view of old town Pittsburgh. You look out and see things like the Duquesne Incline and you know exactly where you are. Kudos to the designers.
I ♥ the ketchup bottles. Even though it always meant we were about to be scored on again, I thought they were cool as hell.
A little disappointed in the fans at the game if I'm being honest (don't kill me here). To me Pittsburgh had a rep for hard core game day fans and a great atmosphere. It didn't translate on Sunday. The crowd was...depressed? Dispassionate? Tough to put my finger on. Even when the game was still close there was nobody on their feet. I was 12 rows from the field and everyone sat..like the whole game; only standing if the Redskins went for it on 4th down. And half the crowd split in the 4th quarter. When you were winning! Only a handful of people were really bringing it, being loud and getting into it on every down like I was expecting. I was expecting a raucous, hoppin' football crowd and was left wanting. But I know Pittsburgh fans better than that so I'm going to chalk it all up to the miserable weather.
The whole Styx/Renegade sequence in the stadium was pretty bad-***.


The game:

Great work by the Steelers holding down Morris and quashing our run game. The Redskins' entire offense is predicated on the run and forcing defenses to respect its potential to open up the play action which comprises over 75% of our passing game. With the ground game effectively shut down PIT was able to maintain secondary discipline and that meant no where to go for Washington. Terrific game plan and execution on y`all's part.
The Redskins seemed to quit in the 4th quarter. With 8 minutes to go, down by 3 scores players were still huddling and sort of casually sauntering up to the line. There was no urgency. And then going for it on 4th and 17 inside field goal and wasting a drive instead of taking the points? It was like they had already given up on the game despite there being plenty of time left. This was particularly frustrating to me due to the time and effort I put in to travel out there to be there for them.
Yay! We have a kicker!
Drops drops drops. I know, "luck" is a weak excuse for anything in football, but the Steelers were "lucky" for as much as that word can apply. Their secondary appeared weak and I counted 5 deep ball gashes where the 'skins had them beat but the receiver dropped a ball that hit them in the hands. And at least two of them had nobody between the receiver and the end-zone for what would've been sure TDs. If the Redskins receivers hadn't been snacking on buttered popcorn before the game then the outlook of the game completely changes.
Speaking of weak secondaries, if D.C. doesn't learn how to cover this is going to be a long, frustrating season. Haslett is a bad game day coach and fails to make adjustments. We obviously don't have the personnel to do whatever he is trying to do. Something needs to change and it has to start with him and then continue on.
Dwyer is LEGIT.
Deangelo Hall needs to STFU.
I hope Ryan Clark is OK. He catches some flak, but I think he's a terrific player.


Overall I had a great time. Obviously I'm disappointed in the outcome of the game, but I had a terrific time in Pittsburgh nonetheless. Fun tailgate, cool stadium. Everyone was friendly. I will definitely go back the next time the Redskins play out there. Fun experience. GG Pittsburgh. :yellowthumb:

(Now do us a favor and beat the hell out of New York and Dallas :reddevil:)

steelersbabex25
10-29-2012, 12:49 PM
I was 12 rows from the field and everyone sat..like the whole game; only standing if the Redskins went for it on 4th down. And half the crowd split in the 4th quarter.

That's your problem. The crazy fans aren't the ones in the expensive seats. They're up in the nosebleeds.

scudmissile29
10-29-2012, 12:54 PM
That's your problem. The crazy fans aren't the ones in the expensive seats. They're up in the nosebleeds.

Try to show more respect and honor at our guests.

@Slug, I'm glad you enjoyed the trip.

I love watching Griffin play, next year he would dick all over Lebeau's defense, that probably won't happen as the old man will be out at seasons end.

Alfred Morris is going to be amazing, our defense showed up today so he didn't do too much but man he's a tank.

You're missing Pierre Garcon :(

Hopefully if I ever make it up to a game in FedEx we can go around hunting for Ratbird fans!

LatrobePA
10-29-2012, 12:59 PM
RG3 is gonna be a great one for your team. Many years of excitement to come. He throws a beautiful ball and is smart.. Thanks for coming back out! Take care!!

steelchamp204
10-29-2012, 01:14 PM
Nosebleeds is where the party is at. The view is pretty decent also.

terrible.towel43
10-29-2012, 01:25 PM
I was watching on tv and my it sounded hella loud. I was switching back and fourth between that and the lions game and it sounded much louder in the burgh :dunno:

steelersbabex25
10-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Try to show more respect and honor at our guests.

Please explain to me how my comment was showing disrespect.

steelersbabex25
10-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Nosebleeds is where the party is at. The view is pretty decent also.

So true. Have so much more fun in the nosebleeds than I do in the club seats.

scudmissile29
10-29-2012, 02:28 PM
So true. Have so much more fun in the nosebleeds than I do in the club seats.

By saying "that's your problem" It comes across as snobby as if he you can't expect anything bad about Heinz Field, as a Redskin fan do you think he knows the stadium inside out?

A better response to the guest would be

"It was probably because you were in the more expensive seats, in the less expensive seats you get the more rowdy fans"

chisteeler
10-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Try to show more respect and honor at our guests.

@Slug, I'm glad you enjoyed the trip.

I love watching Griffin play, next year he would dick all over Lebeau's defense, that probably won't happen as the old man will be out at seasons end.

Alfred Morris is going to be amazing, our defense showed up today so he didn't do too much but man he's a tank.

You're missing Pierre Garcon :(

Hopefully if I ever make it up to a game in FedEx we can go around hunting for Ratbird fans!

This, coming from a poster who calls other posters Fags and uses expressions like "dick" all over our defense. What a fascinating turn of events.

steelersbabex25
10-29-2012, 02:47 PM
By saying "that's your problem" It comes across as snobby as if he you can't expect anything bad about Heinz Field, as a Redskin fan do you think he knows the stadium inside out?

A better response to the guest would be

"It was probably because you were in the more expensive seats, in the less expensive seats you get the more rowdy fans"

:lol: Am I in English class right now?

I'd appreciate it if you didn't tell me how to act towards other posters on our forum. I've been here for almost 4 years. Sure haven't seen you here too often.

steelersbabex25
10-29-2012, 02:47 PM
This, coming from a poster who calls other posters Fags and uses expressions like "dick" all over our defense. What a fascinating turn of events.

Beat me to it.

scudmissile29
10-29-2012, 02:55 PM
This, coming from a poster who calls other posters Fags and uses expressions like "dick" all over our defense. What a fascinating turn of events.

And the crybaby crawls out of his cesspit.

I treat all guest's apart from ratbird fans with great respect.

chisteeler
10-29-2012, 03:02 PM
And the crybaby crawls out of his cesspit.

I treat all guest's apart from ratbird fans with great respect.

No crying here. Just making observations.

igor0190
10-29-2012, 04:07 PM
•The whole Styx/Renegade sequence in the stadium was pretty bad-***

Gave me the chills like nothing else I have ever witnessed in any Football stadium...

BlacknGold Bleeder
10-29-2012, 10:54 PM
By saying "that's your problem" It comes across as snobby as if he you can't expect anything bad about Heinz Field, as a Redskin fan do you think he knows the stadium inside out?

A better response to the guest would be

"It was probably because you were in the more expensive seats, in the less expensive seats you get the more rowdy fans"

Saying "that's your problem" could very easily be seen as an answer to his question/statement. By babe stating that's your problem is indicating the answer to his question lies in the location of his seats... most reasonable people would see this and realize the obvious. It had nothing to do with disrespecting Slug. You really need to quit the constant pessimistic attitude all the time.

Slug glad to hear you had a great time and don't be such a stranger,ypu are always welcome here !!