You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.
You have to stay one level above everyone else.
When I hear anything derogatory towards the Raiders, I am definitely hurt.
We have three tremendous tight ends in Christianson, Casper, and Chester.
We have always had great and loyal fans in Oakland.
There is hard hitting, but the hitting is not nearly as hard as it used to be.
The NFL offensive blocking is played differently they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders.
The first game I played. We played against the Dallas Texans.
It's not that difficult to win. It's more difficult to win consistently and stay on top.
If the entire team can feel the same way about these things, you can consistently remain a winner.
If something is said about the Raiders, I'm ready to go to war.
I've been a Raider all my life.
I work here at the Raiders. My position is basically what I make it.
I was told in high school that the last game during your senior year stays with you forever, which is true.
I think the tougher the challenge the better.
I think the officials and NFL owners are playing to the type of game that people want to see.
I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well.
I liked to play against all the teams in the National Football League or the American Football League, because they were always a challenge.
I have been a part of this development, so I am very proud of it.
I also played in the 1967 Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.
Everyone wants to beat us. So you can never take a single game lightly.
Everyday I walked on to the field I was the best center.
But now there are more concussions due to not being used to the hard hitting.
And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.
It was a very exciting time for me to play professional football, finally.