It really has an unreal quality about it. That's why I try not to think about all of that and keep my focus on what I have to do on the field, not on what's going on off the field. I'm not smart enough to do both.
You want to practice in the most realistic conditions, the same conditions you're going to play in. It helps get us used to communication in those conditions. It makes practice a little more fun. It gets you pumped. There's no crowd there, but it sounds like there is.
You have to do as much as you possibly can. It just helps your stock. Every little thing extra you can do, special teams, long snapping, fullback, tight end, it makes you multidimensional. The key is to get them to want to lose you less.