Packers Prepare for Century Link Noise
CREATED Sep. 18, 2012
When the Packers travel to Seattle for their Monday Night Football match-up, the team will be met by 11 guys on the field and 67,000 of the NFL's loudest fans.
"I hear it's loud, they call it the 12th man so it should be fun," said D.J. Smith.
"Yeah, it's going to be difficult, it's going to be loud, so we have to prepare ourselves for anything that's going to be presented," said Offensive Tackle Bryan Bulaga.
The Seahawks claim to own most opposing false start penalties of any NFL stadium dating back to 2005. 112, or 2.36 per game, according to their official website.
The highest recorded decibel level at Century Link Stadium is also 112. Just 18 below the sound of a Boeing 747.
"It's a loud stadium, we know that from the past," said Head Coach Mike McCarthy. "It's a challenge. We'll start with some crowd noise today. Those are the type of things we'll talk about."
The Packers had artificial sound ready to go at Tuesday's practice, but did not use any of it during the portion media were allowed to watch.
"The noise in practice, you never get used to that," said Defensive Lineman Ryan Pickett. "You've got the ringing in your ears, it's hard to get used to that. It comes in handy it gets you ready to make calls and checks and stuff. Defense is pretty easy, it's usually pretty quiet but offense they're going to have their work cut out for them."
"We just have to be on point with our communication, declarations. The guards, Josh [Sitton] and T.J. [Lang] have to help Jeff [Saturday] out. With his head between his legs in the snap count they have to make sure they make the changes that are necessary", said Bulaga.
The Packers and Seahawks are both 1-1 on the young season.