Rams prepared to use silent counts at home if Eagles fans flood L.A. Coliseum

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NFL teams often prepare to use silent snap counts in road game because the home fans make the stadium too loud for the visiting offense to hear the quarterback’s signals. But the Rams are preparing to use silent counts at home on Sunday.

With the Rams struggling to fill the L.A. coliseum and Eagles fans preparing to come to town in large numbers, Rams coach Sean McVay acknowledged that noise from Eagles fans is “something that we anticipate.”

“You bet we’ll make sure that we have some contingency plans in place,” McVay said.

Eagles fans have already shown they’re capable of traveling to Los Angeles in large numbers to loudly support their team: When the Eagles visited the Chargers this season, there were more Eagles fans than Chargers fans in attendance.

Still, McVay said he’s hoping L.A. fans can outnumber Philly fans on Sunday, as the Rams have given the local fans plenty of reasons to be excited.

“The way that these players have played, we’re hoping to get a great crowd to come out and support us and create a great home atmosphere,” McVay said.

There will be a great atmosphere for a great game on Sunday. The only question is whether it will be a better atmosphere for the home team or the road team.

40 responses to “Rams prepared to use silent counts at home if Eagles fans flood L.A. Coliseum

  1. If only there was some way to figure out ahead of time that people in LA just don’t care about football.

  2. just a reminder to all yall considering going to away games. The lamest kinda tourist visits a city to go cheer against the home team.
    this aint college football they dont have a lil section for you. yall are out there agitating people

  3. No one is flooding to any NFL stadiums these days. Plenty of seats will be available on game day.

  4. Maybe the national protest league won’t have to lie about the attendance figures then if enough visitors come to the Sanctuary State? Travel Advisory!

  5. I really wish this was a Sunday Night game. It would be hard to convince anyone that the Ravens V Steelers game deserves to be flexed out though.

  6. joetoronto says:
    December 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm
    Wait till the Raiders play the Chargers in LA.

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    Yes, I can’t wait for the Chargers to beat them again as well.

  7. I’m going love it when the Eagle’s balloon pops. It’s going to be sooo sweet. Fly Philthy Fly, Fans, Players, City, State… All Filthy 🙂

  8. Call eagles fans what you want, no matter how bad or good they are nobody takes over their stadium.

    Why? Because they are true football fans, not front runners or people living in the last decade or even further back.

  9. Nothing worse than philthy fans, had to deal with them here in Dallas a couple weeks ago. They make an absolute nuisance of themselves when their team is winning and disappear any other time. Some friendly comp with giant and redskins fans when they pop up, but hate the philthy fans.

  10. @slimglynn says:

    I’m going love it when the Eagle’s balloon pops. It’s going to be sooo sweet. Fly Philthy Fly, Fans, Players, City, State… All Filthy 🙂
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    No gifts for you!

  11. Call eagles fans what you want, no matter how bad or good they are nobody takes over their stadium.

    Why? Because they are true football fans, not front runners or people living in the last decade or even further back…

    “Eagle Fans are the worst Fans in the NFL….and they smell”
    GO COWBOYS!!!!

  12. If? You mean when. We will be out there in full force. And it isn’t just transplants to LA. Countless people like me who are within a 2-3 flight away will be there. On Sunday morning, there were more than 10 people going to the game that were on my flight from Albuquerque to Seattle for the game. We will be there, even more so than we were in LA in September.

  13. Hey! I was told this kind of thing would stop once the teams started winning. Well both teams are in first! Can’t wait to see the NFL with egg on its face when both the first place Rams and Chargers have no fans at their stadium (we already know this).

    Move Chargers back to San Diego!

  14. Everyone doesn’t seem to realize that ratings are down for all sports. I want to see the numbers for the viewing audience on the upcoming Winter Olympics.

  15. The issue with LA isn’t so much that people don’t care about football, its the fact that the league waited 20 years to get a team back in the market. Fans of the Rams and Raiders changed allegiance when those franchises left town and then an entire generation grew up cheering for any random team that caught their interest. Now they bring back the Chargers and Rams and are surprised when they can’t sell out a soccer stadium or when visiting fans takeover.

  16. Eagle fan is the strangest human being in the world. One, how can that many people just pick-up and leave to go to a football game across the country without repercussions from work, family, etc……unemployed, lonely people. Two, if you have ever been to the Linc you know that many of these people cannot afford this, and they are dumping life saving into this trip. Don’t expect X-mas presents from eagle fan this year. Not that cool to take over the stadium under these circumstances, actually kind of sad. Do something productive with your lives. Nothing magical will happen win or lose on Sunday for the eagles fan’s lives. Odd group.

  17. The LA Coliseum holds 93,000. And the seats are very expensive — a good chunk of them cost more than round trip airfare to Philly. That’s no joke. The nosebleed seats are less expensive, but they aren’t cheap. That’s why local Rams fans can’t/don’t go to games.

    My only concern about Philly fans flying here for the game is that some will decide they want to live here. The freeways are already too crowded.

  18. Won’t be if they flood the stadium but when they flood the stadium!! Tickets prices are through the roof. Not LA fans I’m guessing. Best and smartest fans in sports win or lose !! Flyeaglesfly

  19. 1. Florio, the Coliseum holds over 100k fans, they capped the stadium at 65k, so it will look empty no matter what.
    2. They are allowed to sell over 65k if demand permits.
    3. LA is a transplant city, many Eagle fans here already.
    4. Coliseum has some of the most affordable NFL tickets.
    5. LA is still getting used having the Rams back, skeptical about their winning
    6. East Coasters and Midwesterners are loyal fans cause they live in bad weather climates, us west coasters have many options. Our loyalty and money go with winning, we are not numb nuts rooting for teams selling bad products, ie Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit

  20. Wait till the Raiders play Chargers in LA
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    I won’t worry about until the Raiders have a winning season. I think it’s going on 15 years

  21. socalbirdfan says:

    December 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Won’t be if they flood the stadium but when they flood the stadium!! Tickets prices are through the roof. Not LA fans I’m guessing. Best and smartest fans in sports win or lose !! Flyeaglesfly
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    They almost flooded CenturyLink Field with all their fourth-quarter weeping in the restrooms! CryEaglesCry!

  22. Eagle fan is the strangest human being in the world. One, how can that many people just pick-up and leave to go to a football game across the country without repercussions from work, family, etc……unemployed, lonely people. Two, if you have ever been to the Linc you know that many of these people cannot afford this, and they are dumping life saving into this trip. Don’t expect X-mas presents from eagle fan this year. Not that cool to take over the stadium under these circumstances, actually kind of sad. Do something productive with your lives. Nothing magical will happen win or lose on Sunday for the eagles fan’s lives. Odd group.

    Sure makes sense unemployed fans just happen to have a couple grand to plop down on plane/game tickets to go to LA, after dropping a boatload on season tickets. You sir are a genius and I for one is proud of your YOUKNOWIMRIGHT attitude. Hats off you silly little man.

  23. The Rams clearly were not ready for the noise in US Bank Stadium when they played the Vikings. I suspect some subsequent work has been done in that area.

  24. vikesfan says:

    December 5, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    The Rams clearly were not ready for the noise in US Bank Stadium when they played the Vikings. I suspect some subsequent work has been done in that area.

    The Vikes were the better team that day..the fans had zero to do with it. The Rams play once a year in Seattle which is the loudest stadium there is. Nice try on trying to give the fans credit though. Paul Allen salutes you from the pressbox.

  25. I was at the Saints game. Coliseum was rocking. Full of Rams fans. L.A. is supporting this exciting team. Any Eagles fans who come out for the game better be ready for some disappointment and a long flight home.

  26. sportoficionado says:
    December 5, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Nothing worse than philthy fans, had to deal with them here in Dallas a couple weeks ago. They make an absolute nuisance of themselves when their team is winning and disappear any other time. Some friendly comp with giant and redskins fans when they pop up, but hate the philthy fans.

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    I bet they were SUPER DUPER nuisance-y that night, then. Boop.

  27. Unless, somehow, the Rams can trade for Russell Wilson before the Sunday they’re going to be in for a long day. Eagles were atrocious Sunday night, but without self-inflicted mistakes not even Wilson and his magic would have beaten them. Can’t expect that to happen two games in a row from a team that just won 9 straight. Add in the “home away from home” crowd and all signs point to relatively easy Philly win.

  28. Birds4ever…cute name…..I think u missed my point. there are lots of people from Philly going to la that have no business dropping that kind of coin on a meaningless game. There are people in Philly who live for the eagles…like a dead head…kind of ridiculous…grow up.

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