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.
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.