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