Wednesday is generally a big media day around the NFL with all the teams. It’s a big day for coaches and players to meet with the media to talk about what happened last weekend and what they expect for this upcoming weekend.
Wednesday, Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell met the media following their 20-17 victory over the New England Patriots, where he was spectacular in leading his team to a road win, and also looking ahead to this weekend’s matchup out the West Coast with the Seattle Seahawks and how he’s going to deal with the noise.
During the Q&A with the media, Howell was asked a lot of questions, and the two at the end of his media availability about which stadiums are the loudest he played in college is a credit to Virginia Tech fans.
Sam Howell throws a compliment at Virginia Tech fans
When asked which stadium was the loudest he played in when he was under center for the University of North Carolina, he said Virginia Tech.
This should not come as a surprise as Lane Stadium has always been a tough place for visiting teams to go to. Why? Well, for instance, this season the Hokies are struggling at 4-5, yet they have sold out five of their six games, including the final one next weekend against North Carolina State.
Enter Sandman is a great tradition when the Hokies take the field at Lane Stadium and it gets the crowd and the team hyped up for the game. Their last three games at home were all routs of the Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, and Syracuse and in each game, Virginia Tech started fast and rode the momentum of the fans and sold-out stadium.
Inside the Commanders’ locker room, Howell’s teammates Joey Slye, Logan Thomas, and Kendall Fuller would agree with their quarterback’s assessment.