Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/25/12

The Kansas City Chiefs play the Oakland Raiders this week, and OLB Tamba Hali isn't mincing words. “It’s a tradition,” he told the Kansas City Star. “The Raiders, they come in, they cheapshot, they hit you. I’m not saying (any) names. It is what it is. We’ve got to be ready to play and keep our composure, stayed poised and be able to get this win.” Hali goes on, “The core guys that have been here, they understand what we’ve got going on Sunday,” he said. “(The Raiders) are coming in and they’re a good team and a fast team and they play dirty. We’ve got to come out swinging. “We’ve got to be ready for that. You can let these guys come in and if they do it and you let them do it, they’re going to enjoy themselves doing it and they’ll run over you. So you have to be prepared for that and stay with the game plan.” The Raiders' Richard Seymour was first to respond: “Any time you play the game, you should play with a chip on your shoulder,” he said. “You should play with an attitude. “But in terms of being dirty, going out to hurt guys, I don’t think I play that way or any of my teammates (play that way). I don’t stand for it. But we do play tough and physical. I do believe that’s the way the game is supposed to be played. I respect guys that play the same way.”

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