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In S.F., as in N.O, CenturyLink noise is top topic

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm with 18 Comments »
January 14, 2014 8:33 pm

Just as last week in New Orleans, the most-asked questions by Bay Area media today involved the noise at CenturyLink Field and how the 49ers plan to deal with it.

And – again, just like last week with the Saints — the Niners’ acknowledged that the CLink is an amazingly loud place, while also generally indicating confidence that they’d be able to deal with it.

Here’s what a few 49ers had to say:

Center Jonathan Goodwin on making his line calls: “You just have to be loud: get it to them somehow some way.”

Goodwin on any value in having played at CenturyLink before: “Everybody knows what to expect. Everybody knows it’s unbelievably loud.”

Guard Mike Iupati on the noise: You just have to have a strong mindset. It’s going to be loud, and you just got to focus in.

Kicker Phil Dawson on if he can even hear his foot hit the ball in Seattle: “You can’t hear anything. It’s so loud.”

And this leftover from Monday, from coach Jim Harbaugh: “You’ve got to be able to communicate without being able to hear very well. You can simulate that somewhat in practice. Signals, hand signals, verbal signals, body language, reading lips, different ways. But, we’ll practice that. We’ve been in some of those environments, as you know.”

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  1. jawpeace says:

    Not just loud but world record loud! I think the mindset of any Hawk fan attending the game is to leave it without a voice!

    What is funny is everyone knows it is deafening and even practice for it but come the real game, visiting teams just don’t perform as well. The 12th man is indeed an advantage. What always puzzles me is how come other teams fans are not crazy loud for their teams.

  2. Singularitarian says:

    Sweet. I’m going to the game!

  3. Singularitarian says:

    any non season ticket holders get seats in the 300 level? curious what face value is?

  4. Jon Kitna on Russell Wilson:

    “I believe this is the third time in the last two years that there was a whole bunch of angst about Russell Wilson. ‘Its his height again, its his inconsistency, they figured him out, he can’t do it unless he gets out of the pocket’… and I love it, because you know what? In both the other two instances, he came out and had games that just blew your mind.”

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Sing- Go to the Seahawks site to see where your seats in the 300 are and look up from there. It can vary quite a bit.

  6. If anyone checks the blog in the near future, the game at SF from last month is on right now (Whiners currently up 6-0). The game from Sept. just finished. Good stuff if you’re bored (good even if you’re not bored!).

  7. Thanks bobby

  8. montanamike2 says:

    Hi guys, i’m using my wife’s computer since mine crashed again a few days ago! I think it’s the SATA drive but i’m not sure, i just rebuilt it high end last year AAAARRGH! I’m brokety broke so i guess this is it for now. I’ll check in a few times a day.

  9. I have cheapest non standing room tickets for 300 level and they are $99 – but I have legacy Season Tickets so they are lower than “face value”

    During regular season I paid $48 but face value was $53

  10. Dukeshire says:

    Stevo – The angst comes from the lack of production out of the passing game.
    Part of that is the receivers he has to work with, but as equal a part is Wilson’s (fairly recent) inability to move the chains with accurate throws. If he comes out and blows my mind, no one will be happier than I. We’ve all seen what he capable of, but the reality is that he’s not playing his best football. And it’s been a while.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Bobby – they rant the two games back to back this afternoon as well. Doing it again this afternoon. Love it.

    Thank god practice begins again tomorrow so we too can begin thinking about the task at hand rather than idiotic tweets by who-gives-a-rip. Actual content is thankfully coming again.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    Ran and this *evening* ugh…

  13. slicktoxic says:

    I still think it’s funny to think back to the times when the QB could just step back from under centre and motion to the ref that they couldn’t call their plays because it was too loud. i remember Elway used to do this all the time.
    The ref would then restart the clock….and if it happened too often, or got even louder after that, the ref would warn the crowd that the home team would get a penalty, if they didn’t quiet down.
    Could you imagine if they still did that?!

  14. A closer look in Bobby Wagner’s Success. Learn more about our star LB. A little post I did on Wagner.

  15. mquinn73 says:

    Dukeshire – “If he comes out and blows my mind, no one will be happier than I. We’ve all seen what he capable of, but the reality is that he’s not playing his best football. And it’s been a while.”

    I could not agree more. Absolutely spot on.

  16. seahawkNJ says:

    ^^^^ same. Duke’s comment was spot on.

  17. Got $525 per seat in section 332 Monday at 10:25 am

  18. HawkFromDay1 says:

    I have to say – I don’t agree that Russell’s not playing well.

    I saw Russell miss a few slants last game – that shouldn’t happen: BUT…

    I think he was playing within the game plan. I’m sure he was told not to go downfield unless it was just too open to pass up. Even if it was open, that wind could grab the ball and take it anywhere, especially given that Russell throws all his deep balls as rainbows.

    Was no reason to put it up and take chance – not with Marshawn and the defense utterly dominating.

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