The Washington Times - September 5, 2012, 01:36PM

This week at practice, Washington Redskins players are dealing with loud noise inside the bubble to prepare for Sunday’s game at the New Orleans Saints. Read the story here and below check out what guys had to say about the music and more:

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on if noise will help:


“I think so because it was really loud in there the other day having the music going, especially as loud as we had it going. That’ll be good preparation, especially for the offense because that’s when it’s going to be the loudest, when the Saints are on defense. I think it’s good preparation, not only for us but mainly for the offense. It’ll be some good advance preparation.”

Running back Alfred Morris:

“It’s going to help us a lot because I hear it gets extremely loud there. It definitely helps with just not making mental errors like jumping offside, just little things like that because with all the music, you really can’t hear Robert [Griffin III] and I’m like right behind him or right next to him and you can’t hear his cadence. So I just have to key the ball.”

Defensive end Stephen Bowen:

“On defense it’s really not a big thing. More so for us at home. At home they want to make it loud so that their offense can’t communicate when really it’s hard for us as well to check into different strengths, we have a blitz. When you’re away, it’s usually not that bad. It’s usually a lot easier. It’s easier to communicate on the road because they’re always going to have it quiet for the offense.”

Help with concentration?

“That’s part of football; everybody’s going to make plays. You just try to limit them. You can’t get flustered if somebody gets a first down.”

Defensive end Adam Carriker:

“I actually enjoy that. To me, that’s game-like, that’s what the game’s going to be like. You’ve got to get ready for that. I enjoy that; the louder it is, the more I like it.”


“It’s like listening to music before the game; it helps get you up. If you can’t get into the game when the crowd’s going crazy, then you’re doing the wrong thing.

On music choice

“They play enough songs, there’s going to be stuff you don’t know, you don’t like. But the music is the music; you’re just out there to play football.”

Cornerback Josh Wilson:

“I’ve been so used to that because that’s kind of everybody’s staple. Anytime you go into a dome like this a lot of coaches try to just pound that music into you. I actually like to sit behind the speaker when I’m on the sideline because it kind of gets on your nerves. Honestly on the field, I played in Seattle for 3½ years, it doesn’t get too much louder than it is out there.”

Fullback Darrel Young:

“I’ve never practiced in a bubble preparing for a game, here anyway. I guess it does help, the noise in inside. But we played in Seattle last year and that 12th man was ridiculous. If it gets louder than that like they say it will, then I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

On music choice

“I don’t like all the rock-and-roll stuff. I’d rather listen to Miley Cyrus, to be honest. Party in the USA, that’s my song. It’s all good.”