You might ask me about the reasoning for my headline. And i'd tell you, like Batman, Jack Tatum was a hero for Raider Nation, but he was glad to undertake the labeling of being a dirty villain for the sake of winning.
But, in all actuality. Jack was a clean player, for his time(1970's). His notorious hit on Wide-Out Darryl Stingley would have definitely been illegal for todays standards, but back then it was legal.
That hit would forever label Jack Tatum "The Assassin", and would make his legacy about his hard hitting and not his ability to cover the middle.
Teammate Willie Brown stated "You have one job to do (and) that's stop the long pass right down the middle. He did that better than anybody i could think of."
It was a sad day in Raider Nation with Jack dieing at the age of 61 due to a massive heart attack, but now Training Camp begins with Richard Seymour at the helm leading the team off the bus.
So as we mourn the loss of a great.
It's going to be a great year Raider Nation!