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49ers had molded ear plugs made for Sunday’s game

During the week, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hinted that the strategy for dealing with the noise at CenturyLink Field wouldn’t try to hear over the din created by the 12th man.

Apparently, the goal will be to block it out completely.  Per Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the 49ers brought in an audiologist to fit each player with molded earplugs.

But Pam Oliver of FOX Sports reported prior to kickoff that tackle Joe Staley said that each player will make an individual decision whether to use them.

Regardless, it’s obvious that the 49ers will be communicating mainly through some of the non-verbal methods Harbaugh identified:  “signals, hand signals, verbal signals, body language, reading lips.”

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12 Responses to “49ers had molded ear plugs made for Sunday’s game”
  1. beastmode5150 says: Jan 19, 2014 6:49 PM

    Worked great for the saints. Oh wait…

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Jan 19, 2014 6:56 PM

    I wonder if Aaron Rodgers has any specially molded custom plugs?!?

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 19, 2014 6:57 PM

    49ers will hear no evil in Seattle. But man, they can sure see and smell the evil.

  4. csilojohnson says: Jan 19, 2014 6:58 PM

    They should just make a rule stating teams cannot pump “crowd noise” via speakers into stadiums.

  5. leatherface2012 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:00 PM

    seattle has what so far? zero yards? stick a fork in em. this game is over already

  6. wawa33 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:02 PM

    “Moldy” ear plugs sounds like a bad idea.

  7. leatherface2012 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:11 PM

    12th man my butt. seems like they have about 8 this game

  8. jmblosser82 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:14 PM

    Hey rustbelt, I thought the bengals were going to the SB on Dalton’s back

  9. wishingtonredslur says: Jan 19, 2014 7:14 PM

    They could just go up to the stadium sound booth and turn the 12th “man” off.

  10. maritime85 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:27 PM

    Performance enhancing ear plugs?

  11. Ferdinand says: Jan 19, 2014 7:30 PM

    But – are they the $8 earplugs from Wally-World-of-Crap?

  12. doctorrustbelt says: Jan 19, 2014 8:59 PM

    When did I ever say that?!?

    I ALWAYS mentioned the weak, inconsistent play at #2 and #3 wide receiver, jermaine gresham, center, and guard while typing with my fingers crossed.

    My hopes faded when Leon Hall was injured.

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