Saints Offense Wearing Custom-Made Earplugs to Battle Seattle’s 12th Man After Tip From Brett Favre

by abournenesn

Dec 2, 2013

Brett FavreBrett Favre is not one to hold grudges.

Although Favre was among the quarterbacks who was targeted during the Saints’ bounty scandal, the retired signal caller didn’t make a big deal out of it then, and he’s not making a big deal out of it now, lending a hand to Sean Payton and Co. before their Monday night matchup against Seattle.

The Saints head coach turned to Favre to get some advice on how to deal with the deafening crowd noise at CenturyLink Field, remembering that the former Vikings quarterback wore earplugs to combat the crowd at the Superdome during the 2009 NFC Championship game in New Orleans.

“Favre shared with Payton that the Vikings had designer┬ánoise-reduction earplugs custom-made for that game, and Favre said it really helped,” ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported. “So, Payton ordered up 20 of those earplugs.”

Salters said that the offensive players were fitted on Tuesday, and they had a couple of practice days to get accustomed to the special earplugs that block out fan noise while still allowing calls at the line of scrimmage to be heard.

The intentions were good, but unfortunately the results were not, as the Saints have fallen behind 27-7 late in the second quarter.

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