Time Changes Some Things: For The Raider Nation, Time Stands Still

February 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ask any Raider fan over the age of 40 what he most remembers of the Raiders, a tight group of names will come out.
Some will speak of Ken Stabler's ability to move on the fly. Some will speak of Tatum hitting a guy so hard, he was knocked out cold. Some might even mention players like Daryle Lamonica, Tom Flores, Warren Wells or Tony Teresa long ago.
The younger generation, might make mention of the names, of Marcus Allen, Jim Plunkett, Jeff Hostetler, Tim Brown, the first coaching time of Art Shell or the efforts of Terry McDaniel in the good years.
Time, marched on.
For the Raiders, the lingering of these players happened, because the players won games, fought hard, took the NFL and AFL at times on, without flinching.
The present generation, has two issues to deal with.
The first issue, is the lack of focus. The last Super-Bowl winning club dated back to 1983, with a win over the favored Redskins. Since that victory, the Raiders have been to the...

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