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Torrey Smith calls Heinz Field's turf 'terrible'

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Torrey Smith told reporters that playing on Heinz Field's surface is not ideal.

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Torrey Smith is no fan of Heinz Field.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Smith was asked what Heinz Field could wind up being like due to the poor weather conditions that are expected in Pittsburgh this weekend. Smith was critical of the surface both teams will have to compete on in Saturday's Wild Card round game.

"It's terrible, man," Smith said. "They need to go ahead and put some [synthetic] turf up there or something. But, you know that's the case. Apparently the field gets a lot of use, so that's good for them, but it's terrible for us playing this late. I'm sure they'll do a great job prepping it, but if we use our fundamentals, the field shouldn't matter."

In a tweet to ESPN's Jamison Hensley, Smith wanted to clarify his comment.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/jamisonhensley">@jamisonhensley</a> let me be clear. I meant good for them as in business not as a team advantage....they play in the same conditions as us</p>&mdash; Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) <a href="https://twitter.com/TorreySmithWR/status/550768823830589440">January 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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A lot of teams use Heinz Field, including high school programs and the University of Pittsburgh. With all that use, it's natural for a football team with real grass to be torn up by the end of a season.

As Smith pointed out, both teams play on the poor field so there's no real advantage one way or the other. But the field should be a factor one way or the other with the forecast calling for a 100 percent change of rain.

It could be a messy night at Heinz Field this Saturday.