October 14, 1960

The coaches eased up on the practice intensity today to help the players get rested up for the Patriots two days from today, but the staff still continued to prepare for Boston’s passing attack, featuring quarterback Butch Songin.

“Good pass defense is the key to success in pro football,” said secondary coach Ed Cody, “because most clubs are so good at stopping running plays, a team is force to throw the ball more than 50 percent of the time. If you can stop the other team’s air game, you have a better than even chance for victory.”

In other news, the team announced a special ticket deal for members of the armed forces in uniform. Any such attendees would be offered $2.00 seats in a section on the northwest side of Kezar Stadium.

Oakland Tribune

May 4, 1960

The Raiders announced the hiring of 35-year-old Ed Cody as backfield coach. Cody, a fifth-round draft choice of the Packers in 1946, spent four years in the NFL as a two-way fullback, playing for Green Bay and the Bears. Following his playing days, he eventually ended up on the coaching staff at UC Santa Barbara, where he worked until Oakland came calling.

Oakland Tribune