Michael David Smith
With stadiums empty because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has decided to pump in fake crowd noise. But it won’t match the real thing.
The Saints have practiced with crowd noise set to the 70-75 decibel range, which is what the NFL has approved during games, and Saints players say it’s nowhere near as loud as the Saints’ fans really get.
“The crowd noise that the league approved is nothing compared to what the Dome sounds like,” Saints running back Alvin Kamara told NOLA.com. “I feel like they kind of played us on that.”
Other Saints agreed, including cornerback Marshon Lattimore...