No one can ever say Jeff Reed and Tommy Kelly don't have anything in common, because I now know that they both hate the Heinz Field turf with a passion. That and other Steeler notes from today:
-An article about Heinz Field's much-maligned turf is the #1 most-read article on the Trib's website today, and it featured that classic/insulting quote from the Raiders' Rick Ross-lookalike in the body of the article. But if you think it's bad now, just imagine what it will look like after five games on Friday and Saturday with the Brawl and the WPIAL championships. Yikes and gadzooks.
-Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and as predicted, talked glowingly about Ryan Fitzpatrick. But that's not exactly news (or interesting), so here's what he said that was actually relevant:
BRETT KEISEL will practice tomorrow and is expected to play Sunday at Buffalo, although there's a chance he may not start.
MAURKICE POUNCEY has a thigh contusion that isn’t expected to limit him in practice this week.
ANTONIO BROWN (knee) and MATT SPAETH (concussion) are questionable for Sunday
TROY POLAMALU (Achilles) will be limited in practice but is expected to play.
And here's Tomlin on the RICHARD SEYMOUR hit and fine: "I don’t have a reaction. That’s between Seymour and the league."