A Raider legend likes what he sees


Picked up a few things to make some chicken fajitas tonight at the local Safeway, only to find Lester Hayes setting up a memorabilia table, wearing his familiar No. 37 and as gregarious as ever.

I introduced myself and a few minutes later left with my groceries plus a Hayes dissertation on what a terrific job Tom Cable is doing as head coach.

Hayes flashed four fingers and told me the Raiders were playing four quarters, flashed his two Super Bowl rings to show me what that could mean.

Lester was stunned to hear Denver was pummeling Kansas City 35-10 at halftime.

“Denver?,” he shrieked.

Then Hayes proceeded to get into a defensive stance and demonstrate to me how Chiefs cornerbacks were too up right and unable to turn and run quick enough, as opposed to Raiders corners, who had been schooled properly.

Hayes will be selling and signing various memorabilia into the evening at the Safeway on Dublin Blvd., in Dublin, CA, into the evening, with a portion going to a breast cancer fund.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Thec07

    Pittsbutgh will be 2-3 at home after next week…

  • 100PercentRaider

    You are right, MR. Good teams lose 2 in a row less often than bad teams do. But that does not automatically mean this team will rally and play well. Hell, last year around this time Pittsburgh had a 4 game losing streak. It is also a fact that we beat Pitt at home AFTER they had lost their previous game. So we may have one fact going agaisnt us, but there are plenty that are going our way. We are a 30 yard fg from being 6-3, and having the same record as the Steelers. To this point, that is the lone difference between the Steelers and the Raiders. So have some faith. This is a 50/50 game for us, I dont think anyone here is expecting a repeat of the Denver game.

  • DaRayduh


    This article ought to make you feel a whole lot better and also will help you to have a better coming week leading up to next Sunday. Take note RMR, it will really make you feel better knowing these Raiders are not the Raiders of the last seven years.

  • Thec07

    We have way to much speed on offense…I am looking past pitt and saying miami will be a more formidable opponent….

  • If the Steelers, are “one of the better teams in the NFL” at 6-3. I would say the Raiders at 5-4 on a three game win streak are not as far behind as you think.

  • Thec07

    We should bre able to hang as many points as th pats did on pittsbutgh…

  • How the west was won……… http://bit.ly/bwbayw

  • Thec, WTF spellcheck fool!

  • Thec07

    pittsbutgh will not put up 26 pts against our D no way…

  • djohnnyg

    144.Plunketthead Says:
    November 14th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    In every case where theres a tie, the best division record goes first except for the Oakland Raiders.

    But theres no bias or hate for the Raiders, is there?

    Yeah, even if the Raiders had a better record they’d still put us in second place.

    Are they that stupid they don’t know how the tiebreaker works?

  • djohnnyg

    ESPN at least has it right.

    Is it not head to head as the first tie breaker?

  • The NFL website has changed the standings with the Raiders on top.
    Look else where for controversy.

  • alex7

    Does anyone research anything?

    The Steelers have lost to the Patriots, the Saints, and the Ravens (that game without Roethlisberger).

    We lost to the 49ers, the Cardinals, the Texans, and the Titans.

    And yet some are acting like we’re better? Based on…