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Chiefs’ Tamba Hali calls the Raiders dirty

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As the Chiefs prepare to face the Raiders on Sunday, Kansas City outside linebacker Tamba Hali says his teammates need to be ready for dirty play.

“[The Raiders] are coming in and they’re a good team and a fast team and they play dirty,” Hali told the Kansas City Star. “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.”

Hali declined to say which Raiders players are dirty or to offer any specific examples of Raiders cheap shots he’s seen through the years, but he said dirty play is a part of how the franchise does things.

“The Raiders, they come in, they cheapshot, they hit you,” Hali said. “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 has been able to overcome Oakland’s alleged dirty play to record six sacks against the Raiders in his career.

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24 Responses to “Chiefs’ Tamba Hali calls the Raiders dirty”
  1. grogansheroes says: Oct 25, 2012 7:14 AM

    What’s the big surprise? I’ve know this for over fifty years. People are just learning this now? They lead the league in penalties almost every year, and are only called for half of what they deserve.

  2. bigal1952 says: Oct 25, 2012 7:15 AM

    “They hit you”. Waaaah! Poor baby Tamba.

  3. joetoronto says: Oct 25, 2012 7:25 AM

    “Mommy, he called me a name!”

    What a friggin baby.

  4. bombayjon says: Oct 25, 2012 7:31 AM

    Want some french cries with your waah-burger?

  5. Clay says: Oct 25, 2012 7:33 AM

    This guy just came off suspension for using Performance Enhancing Substances…

    Yeah, okay, everyone else is dirty…

  6. mrtog says: Oct 25, 2012 7:51 AM

    Is there any team in the NFL that is yet to be called dirty by an opponent? I think we need to have a ‘Dirty’ meter similar to the ‘Arrest’ meter, which would reset once someone accuses someone else of playing dirty. I don’t think we’ll make it into double digits.

  7. joetoronto says: Oct 25, 2012 7:52 AM

    Tamba bamba says what?

  8. swmirdr says: Oct 25, 2012 7:57 AM

    And which team was it that dove at Carson Palmer’s knee on his first series last year?

    oh, it was you!

  9. justwinsomeday says: Oct 25, 2012 8:00 AM

    Let’s finally get it over with and just put flags on em’…..wouldn’t you just love to see these overpaid prima donna’s play one game under the 1970 rules!

  10. philvil41 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:12 AM

    What a LOSER Hali is !!!!

  11. chuckxx says: Oct 25, 2012 8:16 AM

    Tamba is having a somewhat below average year so far. Hope that changes come sunday.

  12. savocabol1 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:36 AM

    So it is official, we now have every team in the league being called dirty.

  13. chiefwhirlingdervish10 says: Oct 25, 2012 8:55 AM

    He wasn’t suspended for performance enhancing drugs. The drugs he was suspended for didn’t enhance his performance, they just made him one half of the Chief’s fearsome duo- “Puff Puff Passrush!”

  14. jbaxt says: Oct 25, 2012 9:30 AM

    What a game this will be; combined records of 3-9… Faiders vs Chiefs in an empty Arrowhead stadium.

  15. jlb10 says: Oct 25, 2012 9:59 AM

    wasn’t he also fined for a low hit to a qb’s legs?

  16. dublindemonszfl says: Oct 25, 2012 9:59 AM

    That’s a brilliant theory, “the Raiders are cheap”
    Somebody tell Tamba the world is round.

  17. mullman76 says: Oct 25, 2012 10:01 AM

    @grogansheroes- Since your a pats fan, I guessing the last RAIDERS game you saw involved a fumble in the snow that was gifted to the home team, I’m sure you’re familiar with it.

    Also, two weeks ago against the falcons the RAIDERS had not one, but TWO phantom calls- one on a player that wasn’t suited up and the second on a player/number that is not even on the roster.

    The RAIDERS have more BS/phantom/fabricated (tuck rule) calls against them than any other team in the NFL. If you east coast donkeys would actually watch the games instead of spewing nonsense you would actually know what your talking about.

    RAIDERS 27 chiefs 13

  18. jm91rs says: Oct 25, 2012 10:26 AM

    joetoronto says: Oct 25, 2012 7:25 AM

    “Mommy, he called me a name!”
    ______________________________

    Joe, you let a Raiders story sit on PFT for a full 13 minutes before commenting? You must be slipping, or was the internet connection in your mom’s basement acting up?

  19. AlohaMrHand says: Oct 25, 2012 10:35 AM

    TheRaiders are dirty and the Chiefs just suck..Fair enough

  20. steelersownyou says: Oct 25, 2012 10:45 AM

    If het thinks the raiders team is “dirty” wait til he sees the raider fans!!!

  21. r8rsfan says: Oct 25, 2012 11:02 AM

    This guy is intimidated before the Raiders even made the trip to banjo land.

  22. odawg31 says: Oct 25, 2012 12:59 PM

    Tamba-hawk is just getting his players ready. This is a rivalry that dates back 50 years, and it gets dirty on both sides. Chiefs are the youngest team in the league so he wants the Rookies, 1st year, 2nd year players to know that.

    Raiders are always gonna be the bottom of the AFC WEST. 90% of the time! 1 every 10 years their good. Thats the dirty Raiders Hali is talkin bout!

    GO CHIEFS!

  23. d2thejr says: Oct 25, 2012 4:50 PM

    Wow look everyone CLAY is just wrong and look at all the likes he got for telling a lie. He was smoking weed and you confuse that with performance enhancing drugs… yeah maybe for eating a cheeseburger. Get ur facts riight before you go blapping. #dumb

  24. sullijo1 says: Oct 26, 2012 9:47 AM

    Tamba Hali……..I kind of remember that guy, he used to be a little bit of an above average player. I think I have the right guy…….

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