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Wholesale NFL Jerseys.The more Lester Hayes spoke on the other end of the phone from his home in Modesto, California, the more he delivered a blindsided sack to conventional wisdom. This was after I asked the former cornerback great for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders whether coaches, team executives or even leagues are responsible for the epidemic of long-term injuries to current and former players.Does brain injury link NFL players, wounded warriors?Hayes responded with the speed of a blitz. Cheap Authentic Jerseys.Despite his lifelong battle with stuttering, he said clearly, “It’s all on the players, not anybody else, because the players have the same gladiator genes that existed in Rome over 2,000 years ago. They have a love of football to the 10th power. So the players make the final call. Trust me. No matter what they are told by doctors or anybody else, they will fight to play.”Let that sink in for a moment.Now consider that a slew of Hayes’ former NFL peers disagree. Big time.Elite Lester Hayes White Jerseys.In fact, Pro Football Hall of Fame runner Eric Dickerson just joined all those other retired players in filing lawsuits in federal courts alleging that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions and other football-related injuries.

At a time when more and more former players have sued the NFL over concussions suffered during their playing careers, one former player who played the game at a very high level has no plans to blame anyone but the players for the post-football condition of their bodies.Authentic Lester Hayes White Jerseys.“It’s all on the players, not anybody else, because the players have the same gladiator genes that existed in Rome over 2,000 years ago,” former Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes tells Terence Moore in a special item for CNN.com. “They have a love of football to the 10th power. So the players make the final call. Trust me. No matter what they are told by doctors or anybody else, they will fight to play.”“Lord, have mercy. It’s so much safer to play in the NFL these days than during my time,” Hayes said.Men Oakland Raiders Jerseys.You could throw a forearm shiver to the throat. People played with broken bones. Guys would carry smelling salt in their socks, so if you got a little woozy on the field, you’d reach into your sock for help.”Hayes claims that, when he was injured and wanted to play, he had to deal with doctors who tried to keep him from suiting up, once with a strained calf muscle. “It was 1985, and I had never missed a game, and me and Dr. [Richard] Rosenfeld were going at it — back and forth, and I’m begging him, just pleading and screaming at him, ‘Doc, I’ve got to play. Give me the shot.The Doc is telling me, ‘Lester, take a few days off. I don’t like shooting muscle.’ But it’s going back and forth, with me yelling. And God rest his soul, he wouldn’t back down, not until I just forced him to do it. He always showed a lot of love and compassion.”Cheap NFL Jerseys.

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Oakland Raiders Jerseys Sale.Here comes the question of former Raiders corner-back Lester Hayes and the subject of his candidacy for the Hall of Fame.On one hand, almost any historian of the NFL would say that Hayes dominated at his position for a team that twice won the Super Bowl. In one such year, 1980, Hayes earned the award for Defensive Player of the Year with thirteen interceptions.That achievement of course has long been in question, because of Hayes’ infamous use of the now banned substance Stickum.Authentic NFL Jerseys.Thus, people ask this: Was Hayes truly dominant?Partly because of that, the Raiders have long had the reputation of cheating, so much so that people still lament that quarterback Dan Fouts and the San Diego Chargers were robbed of a Super Bowl berth, if not a victory.I’d like to note that Raider Haters can no longer ridicule the Raiders for “cheating,” because many of those same people have defended the Patriots for cheating, because, “everybody does it.”Besides, how is it cheating when there was no rule to break? The Patriots broke rules. The use of Stickum (at the time) however, did not break the rules.The Chargers and Raiders of course, faced-off in the AFC Championship game in the 1980 season.kids Lester Hayes White Jerseys.The Raiders won and went on to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles for the second Super Bowl win in Raiders history.

 

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