Tom Brady Wants to Silence the 12th Man
New England’s rock star quarterback says he wants to put such a beat-down on the Seahawks that Hawks’ fans boo their own players.
Brady told CBS Sports Wednesday:
“(Silencing fans is) the fun part about being on the road. There’s nothing better. Like in Buffalo a few weeks ago, there were more of our fans there at the end than their fans. We’ve done that in Pittsburgh; we’ve done that in some very loud environments.”
But has Brady done that at Centurylink Field?
“It’s always nice when you take 53 guys on the road and you say, ‘This is all we’ve got and this is all we need and this is what we have to do,’” he said. “And see 70,000 fans, if you can keep them quiet or turn them on their own team. I think that’s an exciting part for road teams.”
Brady must not understand to the fullest what CenturyLink Field is like. He must not understand that, since 2005, opposing teams have averaged nearly two false starts per game at the CLink — more than any other NFL stadium. He must not realize that the crowd can roar as loud as 112 decibels — louder than standing next to a running chain saw or leaf blower. Or that the crowd can actually cause a seismic event.
Crank it up 12th Man.
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