Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ    Contact Us  Your donations are greatly appreciated! Donate  Chat Room

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:04 pm 
NET Rookie
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:03 am
Posts: 209
We've seen a few unfortunate slips in various games throughout the season. How do NFL teams prep for what may be a sloshy, wet mess coming up on Sunday? Is it just by running the ball more and throwing fewer passes that depend on timing?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:06 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:19 am
Posts: 720
If it's really heavy rain then yes, we would run it more likely than not. I know the Seahawks in the past have dunked the footballs in water to help with passing in those conditions.

_________________
Status: Active lieutenant in the 12th Man Army


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:07 pm 
USMC 1970-77
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:41 am
Posts: 9534
Location: Monroe, WA
The FieldTurf we use doesn't get "sloppy wet." It gets wet, and it probably gets a little bit slick, but there will be no mud.

Advantage offense anyway, they know where they're going and when they'll make their cuts. The DBs need to react and are more likely to slip.

:229031_shrug:

_________________
Talent can get you to the playoffs.
It takes character to win when you get there.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:43 pm 
* NET Radish *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:18 pm
Posts: 18002
Location: Spokane, Wa.
You will see the officials switch out the balls almost every play if its raining a lot. They usually rotate about 3 balls, keep a towel on them until they set it down on the field ready for the next play.

Other than that hey! its a mans game played in the fall and winter. NE won't have any problem with rain or snow,they are further north than we are and play in the stuff all the time.

:les:

_________________
Image
The SuperB owl ladys have left the building with our thanks.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:59 pm 
NET Rookie
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:03 am
Posts: 209
Thanks for the education folks. Not sure I like the idea of offenses getting an extra advantage, though - yikes.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:44 pm 
NET Rookie
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:53 am
Posts: 232
Location: Pe Ell, WA
Just for geographical information Portland Maine is south of Seattle, in Fact Portland Maine is south of Portland OR. Just to help everyone out.
PS. Thank you coastal mountains and Puget Sound for the Temporate Climate.
PSS Eugene OR is North of Portland Maine. weird huh?

_________________
"Go Hawks" Russlemainia
Thanks 12thMode.. You know why


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: How do teams adjust their gameplan for wet field conditions?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:07 pm 
* NET Moderator *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:35 pm
Posts: 18457
Location: Milwaukie, Oregon
Unless there's an absolute down pour I think it has zero effect on the game. Wind is much worse then rain, imo. Although a nice wind storm would benefit the Seahawks as it would turn it into a running battle.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]



 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Seahawks.NET is an independent fan site and not associated with the Seattle Seahawks or the NFL (National Football League).
All content within this Seahawks fan page is provided by, and for, Seattle Seahawks fans. Copyright © Seahawks.NET.