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Raiders’ statement on Tatum’s passing

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 12:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders released the following statement on the death of safety Jack Tatum, who died Tuesday morning at age 61:

We are deeply saddened by the news of Jack Tatum’s passing. Jack was a true Raider champion and a true Raider warrior.
He was a great player and person and has been a big part of our lives since we drafted him in 1971 as a first round pick out of Ohio State . Jack was the standard bearer and an inspiration for the position of safety throughout college and professional football. Our thoughts, prayers and well wishes go out to his wife Denise and family.

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  • http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=eb53t3&s=5&hid=3&tag=my+pool Lynn from Snot

    T.O. loves him some T.O. the Bungoles will find out soon enough.

  • Plunketthead

    Chad motormouth on he and TO existing together

    “It will be like Batman & Robin, Siskel and Ebert, Bonnie & Clde, except TO will be Bonnie”.

  • DKnight007

    neilb Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Been looking around the sites.ESPN.com has it as a headline on my home page,but nothing from NFL.com and SI.com.

    What a pitiful class-less organisation the nfl can be.A grudge against Jack?

    I’ve just spent the last hour on Yahoo sports defending Jack against some who are happy he’s dead.

    I’m saddened by his death and horrified that some are celebrating it.

    ^^^^^^^^
    Terrible….and those Tatum haters are just mad that he didn’t play for their sorry ass teams of the 70′s!

  • Henry Lawrence

    So, now we have Houston, and Mitchell with balls. Who else we got? Maybe J Henderson.

    As I asked year before last, and last year, whos gonna lsy it down, who is gonna put the other team in thier place, who is gonna enflict PAIN on the opponent? Who has the guts to walk up the the biggest, baddest guy on avery team, and punch him in the mouth? WHO IS GONNA BE A RAIDER???

  • Henry Lawrence

    RIP Mr. Tatum.

    You have been missed for a long time from the field, and now from the earth.

  • Just Fire Baby

    So who will be the jack-azz of this years camp?

    Last year it was our 300 lb, mohawked QB.

    Year before, we had the Walker-Vegas situation.

    Couple of years prior we had the Jerry Porter drama.

    Nothing should be as extreme as any of that, but you know somebody is going to act the fool.

  • fat kidd

    T.O. says he is ready to join the bungles and have chad carry his pads after practice.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Vegas, lest we forget the “Pounding” HC, my crystal ball says drama leaves the Raiders and descends upon the Pats this year, with many shake-ups on the East coast, we have the good Mojo this year, Seamour is seeing to it!!!!

  • Henry Lawrence

    The biggest jack-azz in camp is Kuief Barns, followed B. Campbell. Still not in the same class as drugy Russell, or puzy Walker.

  • Stabler76

    Very pleased that Jack was a defining member of the greatest Raider team in history. 1976.

    In an era that had many memorable and talented safeties in the league , Jack Tatum distinguished himself as a Great Raider and a great athlete.

  • Just Fire Baby

    LOL…..I left out jaw-gate!!

    Amazing we won 5 games last year with that mess, and a QB on drugs.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    See, working already! lol

  • Just Fire Baby

    I really hope someone can introduce this Bryant kid to the NFL in his first preseason game.

  • DKnight007

    Henry Lawrence Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    So, now we have Houston, and Mitchell with balls. Who else we got? Maybe J Henderson.

    As I asked year before last, and last year, whos gonna lsy it down, who is gonna put the other team in thier place, who is gonna enflict PAIN on the opponent? Who has the guts to walk up the the biggest, baddest guy on avery team, and punch him in the mouth? WHO IS GONNA BE A RAIDER???

    ^^^^^^^^
    Tyvon Branch can lay the wood and Trevor Scott is a beast also….McClain will be there as well and Wimbley is another beast, just waiting to be unleashed.

  • DKnight007
  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    D007, we also boulstered our line, freeing up some blitzes, which worked well for us last year, hope it is sustained, please AL!

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    The Raiders need to be focused in camp…there are a lot of new faces…its probably going to take time for all of this to gel, probably into the season.

    Hopefully Marshall and Jackson can get these guys going.

  • fat kidd

    Chad Ochocinco tweets about T.O.
    July, 27, 2010 Jul 276:50PM ET Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco is one of the most popular athletes in the world on Twitter.

    On Tuesday evening Ochocinco sent some interesting tweets following the Bengals agreeing to a new contract with his good friend Terrell Owens.

    OGOchoCinco #OCNNBREAKINGNEWS My homeboy is a Bengal, all of our games have been moved to pay-per-view, you got to pay to see this shh! 27 Jul 2010 from twidroid
    OGOchoCinco @KingJames you ready to play that 3 on 3 now, me TO and Antonio Bryant against you DWade and Bosh 27 Jul 2010 from twidroid
    OGOchoCinco I bet i won’t see all them damn double teams now! Cedric Benson could have a 2,000 yard season with the attention we gonna command 27 Jul 2010 from twidroid

  • JT52

    Sad day to see Jack Tatum gone.

    He is my favorite Raider all time. I have an authentic size 46 white Jack Tatum jersey that I ordered about a year ago. It is my favorite jersey I own.

    RIP Assassin

  • Henry Lawrence

    DKnight007 Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    Henry Lawrence Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    So, now we have Houston, and Mitchell with balls. Who else we got? Maybe J Henderson.

    As I asked year before last, and last year, whos gonna lsy it down, who is gonna put the other team in thier place, who is gonna enflict PAIN on the opponent? Who has the guts to walk up the the biggest, baddest guy on avery team, and punch him in the mouth? WHO IS GONNA BE A RAIDER???

    ^^^^^^^^
    Tyvon Branch can lay the wood and Trevor Scott is a beast also….McClain will be there as well and Wimbley is another beast, just waiting to be unleashed.

    //////////////////////

    Scott, Wimbley, And Branch are good guys. Thats it, GOOD guys. McClain is unknown as far as effectiveness goes, but he is NO RAY LEWIS. We need Ray Lewis, we need Tatum, we need Philyaw, Sistrunk, Upshaw, Tuzz, Long, Shell, Alzado types. At lease a few more!

    Who is gonna have MM, and Houston’s back?

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    HL, Who is going to save them from MM and Houston, I’m likeing this combo to be twins….IMHO

  • Henry Lawrence

    Biekert is back. I liked this guy alot, but he was a little soft.

  • DutchRaider77

    Interesting…Per Jerry’s tweet that Scott is both a DE and LB. Wonder if this means he is a DE on passing downs and Howard comes in at WLB? Will he be the starting WLB?

  • Henry Lawrence

    860Todd Christensen Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    HL, Who is going to save them from MM and Houston, I’m likeing this combo to be twins….IMHO
    ———————————————–

    True.

    We need to get more MEAN in all parts of the game! Romanowski style!

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Got to give the kids time to develope, we’re in it for the long haul, great nucleous, time to start gelling, might be the year, lets hope!

  • fat kidd

    4evaRaider Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    man I gotta get me some Raider jammies with the footie’s !
    Maybe we should chug on over to namby-pamby land where maybe we can find some self confidence for you ya jackwagon. Tissue? …

  • Nnamdi21

    Though the Nation mourns the passing of a Legend, his legacy will fuel the fire of a Raider Nation reborn…

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Nnam, I’m in!

  • Nnamdi21

    jraider Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    @Bcz24: No. McClain hasn’t signed yet.

    ==================

    Didn’t hear it from me, but grapevine says he’s already on board. Have to give Tatum his due but word should come sooner rather than later…

  • Nnamdi21

    Word 860!

  • Plunketthead

    Bill Clinton knows how to throw a wedding.
    Five million dollars worth!

    Chelsea better hope her hubbie is not a chip off the old block

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Nnam, MR and Racko have been noticeably absent all day, you know anything?

  • fat kidd

    T.O. AND CHAD The REAL housewives of Cinncinnati……Coming this fall…..

  • fat kidd

    NEW POST

  • Try Cheating

    bcz24 Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    860Todd Christensen Says:
    July 27th, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    I was at the game when he hit Blackmon for the Pats and broke his neck, Vicious hit! RIP Jack, thanks for the memories!!!!
    ***************************************************
    For the second time… it was Daryl Stingley who’s neck was broken.
    _______________________________
    860Todd, your memory of a second neck injury caused by Tatum must be influenced by either ignorance or an intoxicating substance?

  • Try Cheating

    bcz, are you related to Fat kidd? He’s a tater peeler too