Advice For Chiefs Players In The Black Hole: 'Keep Your Helmet On'

OAKLAND CA - NOVEMBER 07: Fans of the Oakland Raiders look on against of the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

So Thomas Gafford is pretty awesome.

The Kansas City Chiefs long snapper is pretty unknown to most of us but he talked with Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com this week and had some interesting things to say about the Oakland Raiders.

On the importance of Raider week: "If we win a game, it's gotta be Oakland, [those] two games. We gotta beat them. We got to."

On advice to Chiefs players making their first visit to the Black Hole: "Keep your helmet on. When you're coming out of the tunnel, keep your helmet on. Those guys are crazy and you'll hear everything. You'll hear, 'Get a real job!' Guys yelling at you, trying to get in your head.

On the crazy Raider fans: "I actually enjoy it. I like that those guys are nuts. It kinda gets me going in the game because I wanna win bad, just to shut them up."

On whether the fans in the Black Hole get on the long snapper: "Oh they'll get after the long snapper, they will."

I'm glad Gafford seems to realize the importance of beating the bad guys in Oakland.

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