No excuses for not making noise for the D. It DOES make a difference. The folks around me appear to be "casual" fans- no intensity. I am always whistling on D during huddle and pre-snap. (makes more noise than my shouting or seat-banging) I've generated alot complaints because of the noise. The fans around me just don't get it that it makes a difference or they just don't care. I love the view from where I sit and I remember in 03 the rest of the section actually did get loud. I thought the whole stadium got close to the noise level we generated back in 03 but nowhere close to 99. I am hoping that since the next home game is MNF it will get there again. I have no doubt that when the Steelers get to town in December the stadium will rock.