Saints paint Seahawks logo on field to 'create exact environment' (Photo)

Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a pass while under coverage from New Orleans Saints free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon, the New Orleans Saints will take on the Seattle Seahawks in a highly anticipated Divisional Round playoff game.

Before that though, they’ll feel as if they’re playing in Seattle as the Saints have decided to recreate the ‘exact environment’ by painting a Seahawks logo on their practice field.

Per the Saints Twitter account:

Payton had the Seahawks logo painted on the Saints practice fields “trying to create the exact environment”

Now, I get that teams often prepare for opposing venues – many times using sound, but painting your practice field with the opponents logo? Really? You practice against music/noise to prepare yourself for hand signals for play calls, but I’m not sure what some paint purchased at a local hardware store is going to do for anybody.

Of course, if the Saints come out of Seattle with a victory on Saturday night, Sean Payton looks like a genius for busting out the Crayola paint cans.

Wonder if they the Saints are also being forced to eat ‘The Beast’ burger as well, since we’re going for that whole ‘authentic’ feel?


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  • Bronco Walser

    This is the greatest thing I have ever read. The week before their playoff game in Seattle, the Saints painted a giant Seahawks logo on their own 50-yard line. Just think about that for a moment. This may be the most epic self-trolling of all time.

  • J.Reyes

    This is Payton’s creative way of telling his team “don’t let them take what is yours.” He wants them angry.