Warren Sapp's pass rushing techniques are stymied because of dirt. "It just ain't a real comfortable feeling to put your feet down on the ground and they're not sturdy," Sapp said, shaking his head. "You can't get the pushoff you want and your not able to shake down and do your moves and little different stuff." Barry Sims, the Raiders left tackle chimes in with "It takes some getting used to, that is for sure. Earlier in my career I had a lot more challenges with it than I do now, but sometimes you will get up there and you will have one foot on the grass and one foot on the dirt, then its tough man. You have got to really focus on what you are doing so you dont trip on the seam or anything like that.
At least until this changes we can still use the proverbial "three yards and a cloud of dust" quote and it will still be relevent.
First-year Raides center Jeremy Newberry pulled his left hamstring on the Oakland dirt in the team's third offensive play of the season. Raider QB Josh McCown also slipped in the dirt that same game and it led directly to him throwing an interception.
Unfortunately for all, there is no ground swell or money for either team to get football-only stadiums.