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[News] Justin Tucker Preps For Nasty Field Conditions

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Heinz Field has a natural grass surface, which can be problematic in adverse weather.

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Don't worry J-Tuck you got this. If the game comes down to a field goal everyone in Baltimore knows you've got ice in your veins. You are the next Matt Stover and I'll be wearing your jersey tomorrow night in support.
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One of,if not the best,decisions by the Ravens. Keeping Tucker. Hope he stays healthy and has a long, great career w/us.
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17 of 18. AWESOME!!! Might need him to have a good night on Sunday, to win! Best of luck, Tuck!!
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Why is there not a minimum standard of requirement a NFL stadium turf must meet? Pittsburgh's turf is usually trash but it isn't like they can't fix this.
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[quote name='Purple City Bird Gang' timestamp='1353176040' post='1220861'] Tucker just kick it straight! If Cundif made some there you can make it anywhere [/quote]

Loving the Frank Sinatra reference!

Anyway, I'm confident the Ravens can go for it on 4th and short if the environment proves to be too unkickable.
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Tuck-Man is the man,our man, B'Mores man,clutch man.... you name it. If you can nail 'em in front of 100,000 in the pressure cooker of Texas football,then Pittsburgh will be a piece of cake, cold weather or not.
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The Steelers play real football on real grass.
Well, at least we don't have a dome. Those dome guys are the real cheaters.
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[quote name='flaccopoe' timestamp='1353178538' post='1220884']
Loving the Frank Sinatra reference!

Anyway, I'm confident the Ravens can go for it on 4th and short if the environment proves to be too unkickable.
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Maybe, depending on the distance.
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That is just it, it isn't grass. It is mud or dirt at the best of times. There is a big difference between falling on dirt versus grass when your knee hits. The NFL is so concerned about player safety that it would make sense to have stricter guidelines. Not just this field but many stadiums that have dangerous turf. I just think there should be some kind of standard in place. That and the field shouldn't be allowed to be abused by other teams having games in the stadium. I understand all the arguments but if it compromises the fields in question than it is an issue. Thats all.
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Can't really say i feel sorry for cundif and im glad we got tucker. We are behind ya. Its not that he missed the afc kick he got beat in training camp fair out right. What hid did in washington was terrible. We usually cut our people at the right time even though it hurts, Like heap and gregg etc.. unlike other teams we develope and draft and the next man up does his job. Its the circle of life in the nfl. someone younger more hungry and less pay is gonna be up your but trying to take your spot preform or cya
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We finally have a kicker that can do his job. Best decision harbs made this season.
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I know I mentioned this before a couple of times over the years, but I knew the fellow who supplied the soil for the field in Pburg. It was river silt. And every time it gets wet it becomes marsh-like. It's very soft with absolutiely no aggragate in it. Even the sod won't stick to it and often slides or comes off in sections where laid. The job was done using competitive bidding process and the low man won. It is soft though if one falls down on it. That's about the only good news about this playing field. And whoever wrote that there should be an nfl standard is dead-on.
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I hope he is preparing. He's going to be kicking about 5-6 extra points.

I hear all the talk about the Ravens road troubles and there is a certain amount of validity to the negative talk but..... The Ravens, particularly Joe Flacco, are quite comfortable playing at Heinz field.

No worries here about this game, we got it !
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[quote name='jive_1000' timestamp='1353183509' post='1220941']
cundiff sealed his own fate last January in NE. This guy makes cundiff look like grade school level.
[/quote]Yup! this was said to be Cundifs best training camp of his career and Tucker still out performed him.
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I can't say enough how good of a decision it was to keep this kid. And as impressive as he's been thus far, I don't know if any field conditions can mess with him.
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[quote name='display name' timestamp='1353180289' post='1220897']
Maybe, depending on the distance.
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That's why I said 4th and short! With all of the Steelers' injuries on both sides of the ball, we can afford to take some chances that we wouldn't normally.
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[quote name='tctony' timestamp='1353190817' post='1221008']
If Cundiff can make a 51 yarder at Heinz, Tuck shouldn't have too tough a time.
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That weather was also clear.
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Justin can also punt the ball. It makes him even more valuable as a player. I'm confident when he kicks and happy that in the end the Ravens saw he was too good to pass on.
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He is one of the best in the league this year, so far, and 1 of only 2 top playing rookies!! Yep, they kept the best kicker!!!
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Heinz Field has a natural grass surface, which can be problematic in adverse weather.

....I hear it's tough on shoulders and ribs :D
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If weather isn't a issue which it shouldn't be Tucker should do fine he kicked many kicks in Texas that were big kicks with crazy crowds
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We have played on worst fields plus we have been playing there since we came in the NFL So it is what it is What we need to do is come out with a W.Lets talk about the game cause we are going to play on the field anyway Lets talk about if we can blow them out like they did us when we first got in to there division cause right now we are beginning to own Spittsbugh and I am loving it How bout you/
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I would say Koch and and Tucker are up there as a duo but I think the Raiders are slightly above the Ravens
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[quote name='RunTheFootball' timestamp='1353247611' post='1221269']
Tucker and Koch the best kicking duo in the league?
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Well, "best" is a stretch! The NFL is full of professional kickers and punters!

I'm happy with "consistent and effective" - period!
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High school state championships there this weekend along with a heavy dose of watering from the Steeler ground crew will insure a sloppy, muddy field for the game. This field will be like the old New England field before they put in turf, terrible between the hash marks in the red zone. Count on it.
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As long as their isn't rain, everything should be good for us. I hate the games that are decided by who slips and falls. Pittsburgh needs to get turf if they are going to let the Pittsburgh Panthers and the State Championship Games to be played in the late fall. Every year their grass field is busted up because of all the games played on it. They use it to their advantage since they are big and slow on defense. The competition committee should mandate that all teams use the same exact surface. The field shouldn't give anyone an advantage or disadvantage.
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