Month: January 2019

  • October 15, 1960

    Eddie Erdelatz decided to give his players the day off before tomorrow’s game against the Patriots. “Our Saturday work is limited to 20 minutes and experience has taught us the drill isn’t necessary,” he said. “When a team comes off the road, say, on a Friday before the game, then a Saturday workout is in […]

  • 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 […]

  • October 13, 1960

    The team officially designated injured linebacker Riley Morris as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Patriots saying he was still recovering from taking a knee in the back and wasn’t yet ready to play. In sportswriter Ray Haywood’s column in the Oakland Tribune, space was provided for his colleague Scotty Stirling’s observations during his three-week […]

  • October 12, 1960

    The Raiders continued to prepare for the Patriots on Sunday while sick bay continued to be well-attended. Nyle McFarlane, despite suffering a dislocated shoulder against the Texans, was expected to be ready to go, as were Charlie Hardy and Gene Prebola, both victims of muscle pulls. Less certain was the status of Tony Teresa, who […]

  • October 11, 1960

    General manager Chet Soda announced the resignation, “for personal reasons,” of public relations director Gene Perry today. No further explanation was given. Taking his place was sportswriter Jack Gallagher, who had been a columnist for the Oakland Tribune for better than a decade. The change would happen in a week or so. The team also […]

  • October 10, 1960

    After returning home late last night the team was given the day off from practice, but at least some of the team were on hand to help kick off Raider Week in San Francisco. Mayor George Christopher hosted the ceremony starting at noon in Union Square. Before a crowd of around 500 fans, Christopher presented […]

  • October 9, 1960

    It started out slowly enough but got wild in the second half. The Texans got on the board first with a long drive in the second period, but Oakland head coach Eddie Erdelatz gave his team an ass-chewing at halftime that spurred them on to a 20-19 nail-biting victory over the Texans in Dallas.

  • October 8, 1960

    The team planned only a light workout today with the coaching staff wanting to give the players some rest before tomorrow’s game, especially in light of all the bruises and bumps many key players had been working through. Some of these injuries had previously been announced by the team, such as Tony Teresa with his […]

  • October 7, 1960

    Coach Eddie Erdelatz continued to work his players hard in anticipation of Sunday’s game against the Texans. He had the team focus specifically on pass protection, believing that, while the receivers were doing their job to get open, the offensive line wasn’t giving Tom Flores and Babe Parilli enough time to find them. And the […]

  • October 5, 1960

    The news about Tony Teresa’s injury got worse. He tried to practice today, thinking he could play through a pulled back muscle, but he had to leave the workout early, saying he could barely move around out there. An examination by trainer George Anderson indicated that there might be cartilage damage which might put the […]