I also played in the 1967 Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.
I was told in high school that the last game during your senior year stays with you forever, which is true.
I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well.
It's not that difficult to win. It's more difficult to win consistently and stay on top.
The first game I played. We played against the Dallas Texans.
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 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.
When I hear anything derogatory towards the Raiders, I am definitely hurt.
I've been a Raider all my life.
You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.
We have always had great and loyal fans in Oakland.
The NFL offensive blocking is played differently; they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders.
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.
I have seen the Raiders develop into what they are today.
But now there are more concussions due to not being used to the hard hitting.
I think the officials and NFL owners are playing to the type of game that people want to see.
It was a very exciting time for me to play professional football, finally.
The plays I remember are the plays I made a mistake.
You have to stay one level above everyone else.
You come out hurting all over, and what didn't hurt, didn't work.
And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.
I think the tougher the challenge the better.
Everyone wants to beat us. So you can never take a single game lightly.