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Bills prepped for Superdome noise

Posted by Chris Brown on October 26, 2013 – 10:33 am

Having coached there as an offensive coordinator for three seasons, Doug Marrone knows all too well how distracting the crowd noise can be when it’s trapped inside the New Orleans Superdome. He’s been pumping artificial crowd noise onto the practice field inside the Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse all week and the players on offense feel prepared.

Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett has been drilling the players with hand signals and silent counts all week.

“If anyone has been in New Orleans, everyone knows it gets loud,” said Thad Lewis. “But we do a great job and I think we got the signals and the silent counts and things like that down pat. That’s what you work on—you try to limit your voice as much as possible. But we’ll be fine.”

“I think we’ll be okay,” said Stevie Johnson. “It’s going to be big on Thad and myself because when I’m in the slot I have to communicate with the guys on the outside. I think we’ll be okay because coach Hackett didn’t put in too many wild plays. So this whole week of practice should be helpful for us when we go down to the New Orleans.”

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