Madden coached the Raiders from 1969 to 1978, years that featured many memorable games against the Steelers.
This Sunday, October 27th, the Steelers play the Raiders in Oakland, rekindling a rivalry that during the 1970s amounted to a blood war that brought suffering to both sides.
The Oakland Raiders do not have a good record after bye weeks even though they usually play considerably better after an extra week off. They’re looking to change that and they have to do it by beating a streaking Pittsburgh Steelers team.
The Oakland Raiders always seem to play better when coming off of a bye week, and the extra week of rest may not have come at a better time. When they head back out onto the field, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be coming to town and are arriving with a two-game winning streak.
The Oakland Raiders enjoyed their bye week by taking a much needed break after losing three of the last four games. Still, they know there is work to be done but a little rest and relaxation was just what coaches called for to maybe help improve the offense and keep the defense running at a good pace.
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had the worst game of his career this past Sunday against AFC West rivals the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet, Oakland will remain with Pryor as their starting quarterback.
Despite starting with a 2-4 record so far this season, quarterback Terrelle Pryor feels that the Raiders will make playoffs.
“Pryor is always a threat. He’s making some big throws, and I think that gives them a chance,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Now, one major thread in that curtain is gone. L.C. Greenwood, he of the height and heft and six Pro Bowls and four rings, as central to the dynasty as anyone not named Joe Greene or Jack Lambert, died of natural causes.
After falling to the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Shamarko Thomas is determined to prove everyone that he will be a valuable player for the Steelers, while also influencing his younger siblings that maturity and discipline pay off in the long run.