Preparing through the din

Bring in the noise — the Seahawks are about to turn the volume up on their preparations for Saturday’s game at Minnesota.

For practice today and Wednesday, the team will have piped-in crowd noise playing from speakers around the field to acclimate the offense to the environment it’ll face come Saturday night in the Metrodome.

“Practicing with sound is one of the most important parts of preparing to play on the road, especially when we’re playing in a dome,” quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch said. “The fans are trying to affect the game, so we’ve got to prepare for that the best we can during the week.”

The two days of noisy practices will help prepare the coaches to communicate with the players on the sidelines and the players to communicate with each other on the field in an inordinately loud setting like the one they’ll be immersed for the team’s third preseason game this weekend.

“It will factor into communication only if we let it,” Coach Pete Carroll said.

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