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Raiders’ HOF DB Michael Haynes Tells Great Lyle Alzado Story, Talks Old School NFL Violence

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If you’re a Raiders’ fan, and it seems like everyone is this year, this is the podcast for you. NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Michael Haynes stopped by the podcast to talk about his career and his winning battle with prostate cancer. The NFL has teamed with knowyourstats.org for the eighth year to convince dudes to get screened for prostate cancer, the most common cancer amongst men that can easily be treated if found early enough.

In this episode of Milk The Clock, we talked to Haynes about:

  • The hit by Jack “The Assassin” Tatum that paralyzed his Patriots’ teammate Darryl Stingley and how it made Haynes want to retire
  • The last NFL rule change that benefited the defense
  • The forgotten history of how widening the hash marks in 1972 made the NFL a league of offense
  • The badass Raiders’ teams of the early 80s and how they’d win games on intimidation alone
  • The beast that was Lyle Alzado
  • Why former Raiders’ head coach and Super Bowl winner John Madden is in the Hall of Fame and former Raiders’ head coach and two-time Super Bowl champ Tom Flores is not.
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