Join the crew as we discuss current Los Vegas Raiders headlines and revisit history with returning guest, retired wide receiver Drew Buie.
Review of Current Raiders’ News
We start off the episode by taking a look at Raiders news from the past week. We discuss the release of offensive linemen Gabe Jackson and Richie Incognito. Next we talk about the resigning of long snapper Trent Sieg. Finally, we go over important upcoming dates going into the new season.
Welcoming Back Drew Buie
After this review, we welcome back former Raiders wide receiver Drew Buie. We start off by having Buie describe the difference in training regimens compared to when he entered the league in 1969. Not only does he cover the differences, but he also has some revealing stories about smoking cigarettes halfway through practice.
Next, we talk about the recent nod that Tom Flores received for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We ask Buie who was the most memorable induction to him. Buie is honest and cannot narrow it down to just one player or coach.
We then discuss the mindset needed by the 1971 team to overcome missing the playoffs and compare it to today. We also have Buie share who he thinks was the toughest Raider ever on offense and defense. Hint: the offensive player is a pretty easy guess.
Finally, we have Buie describe Al Davis’ legacy and how it is now viewed by the NFL. After that discussion, he tells us what “once a Raider, always a Raider” means to him personally. We wrap up the episode with a quiz question about Raiders draft history.
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