Lester Hayes of the Oakland Raiders was one of the National Football League's (NFL) leaders at interceptions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Lester Hayes rolls the film in his mind. Publish date: Oct 5, 1981 VIOLENT AND ELOQUENT . He was known for covering his chest, shoulders and forearms with a copious amount of the adhesive Stickum to help him hold onto the ball. Share This entry was posted in 1980s , The Film Room/X's and O's and tagged Chargers , Chiefs , cornerbacks , Cowboys , defensive backs , Jets , Oilers , Patriots , Pro Bowlers , Raiders , Rams , Redskins , Steelers on May 7, 2015 by Dan . He’s tied for fifth all-time in Raiders interceptions with 30. Where did we go wrong with you? Yet, the NFL ignored the issue of Stickum when Biletnikoff used it. Hayes was a converted college safety who stood 6’0 and weighed 200 lbs. Moreover, people will claim that the runningbacks and receivers have the quarterback to thank for their success. 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. “Renfro lines up wide, and I’m honing in on him. He was also known for his blatant use of Stickum. Lester Hayes has two years of eligibility remaining before he moves into the vast abyss that is the senior pool. Visit Raiders.com for more. More importantly, the NFL only banned Stickum after Hayes had dominated by using it. Sure, people don't care what you do with the Oakland Raiders, but once you broke the record for interceptions in a season, you should've…2018-11-03T14:02:15.000Z, A member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1980s, Lester Hayes paired with Mike Haynes to form one of the greatest, if not the greatest, cornerback tandem in NFL history. The stickum played a big roll in him getting as many interceptions as he did. Long distance for Lester Hayes. As soon as the NFL banned it, Hayes' interception totals plummeted. Clearly, it does not take a uniquely talented player to succeed at quarterback. Hayes put Stickum … The phone rings in the locker room at the … Archives Classic Galleries. Where did we go wrong with you? Despite the fact that many players used stickum and continued to use stickum, Hayes is still somehow kept out of the Hall of Fame. Steve Wisniewski is the youngest guy on this list, but that doesn’t diminish how dominant he was. The Patriots broke rules. His score on the Wonderlic would indicate that he is a moron. Aptly nicknamed “the Assassin,” Jack Tatum was probably the most feared player of his era. Lester Hayes, the Oakland Raider cornerback who has had 18 interceptions in his team's 19 regular-season and playoff games (four others were called back because of penalties), credits his extraordinary success to Kwik Grip Hold Tight Paste, a substance consisting of "natural wood resin, Isopropyl Myristate, Encol resin, Balsam of Fir, Beeswax, lanolin, turpentine, … The Judge, as he was known, was a force on the field, inspiring fear in his opponents. Lester Hayes rolls the film in his mind. His style of play was so violent that a lot of the types of tackles he made were eventually outlawed in the NFL. Only then can we understand how Lester Hayes snagged one interception with his helmet, or how a Super … In all but a few seasons since then, the top quarterback has had over 4,000 yards passing in every season. Follow the Heavy Oakland Raiders page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content! Meanwhile, a Harvard graduate like Ryan Fitzpatrick who nailed the Wonderlic, has been nothing more than a journeyman in the NFL. He had a distinct stance, crouching very low when facing the opposing wide receiver. Oakland Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes notoriously had an affinity for Stickum. While hits like the one Tatum delivered on Stingley was common at the time, Tatum was the one that caused the career-ending injury. I should specify that many fans analogize their manhood with football. I’m thinking, as Renfro comes to the line, it will be tougher for the Snake to throw across his body. He had a distinct stance, crouching very low when facing the opposing wide receiver. Hayes smeared a half a jar (about nine ounces) on his body each game, the honey-like goo dripped from his forearms, hands and uniform. Doesn’t help he was also playing across a Hall of Fame corner in Mike Haynes. Hayes’ chances of getting inducted grow less and less every year, but this may finally be his chance. Lester Hayes will live in NFL lore as the Jedi Master of stickum, the chemical goop that helped him corral 18 interceptions during the regular season … Hayes was commonly referred to as "the Judge" and also as "Lester the Molester" because of his bump and run coverage. for the latest breaking news, rumors and content! This much is certain: Hayes was never as effective without stickum. The question that has long lingered in my mind is: Why do people question the achievements of Hayes because of Stickum, yet do not question the achievements of receiver Fred Biletnikoff because of Stickum? Where the league saw smaller cornerbacks at 175-180 lbs enter the league at that time.

Powered by.The Raiders already have a lot of names in the Hall of Fame, but there are few forgotten players who should still get the call.The NFL may have banned stickum, but Lester Hayes got to keep his interception record | Weird Rules,Lester Hayes. Well then, if one position can receive exclusive rules to protect that player from violence, why not let a woman play? For those who read my articles, you would know that I have made an issue of race in regards to the NFL. It seems the issue of Stickum was irrelevant in the case of Biletnikoff, but not in the case of Hayes. The Chargers and Raiders of course, faced-off in the AFC Championship game in the 1980 season. Competitive advantage, baby. However, a franchise as iconic and storied as the Raiders is bound to have a lot of overlooked players throughout the years. Besides, how is it cheating when there was no rule to break? With the rumblings that the 2020 class may see 20 inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame, it may breathe new life into the odds that some of the less talked about Raiders may get a chance to get enshrined. Question: Where is Lester Hayes? Good to know that despite his evolution, Lester Hayes can still be Lester Hayes. Below we’re going to go through some of the less talked about Raiders that should still get the honor of being in the Hall of Fame. He was also known for using Stickum before it was banned in 1981 by a rule bearing his name. The Raiders Select: Jack TatumTake a look back at the Raiders 1971 selection of Ohio State S Jack Tatum. Click an entity to go directly to the entity box. Lester Hayes of the Oakland Raiders was one of the NFL's leaders at interceptions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Sure, the picks went to the wayside, but Hayes’ other skills in the secondary stuck with him until the very end. Biletnikoff of course, was the teammate that introduced Stickum to Hayes. [1] He had a distinct stance, crouching very low when facing the opposing wide receiver. Sure, people don't care what you do with the Oakland Raiders, but once you broke the record for interceptions in a season, you should've…. Kevin Goodwin on August 14, 2015: Steve Atwater is a complete snub and should be in the Hall of fame. “The Wiz” was an eight-time pro bowler and a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s. And that the Hall has clearly recognized Biletnikoff as the best receiver in Raiders history thus far, regardless of Stickum (Tim Brown could change that). I truly believe that if it wasn't for the Mel Blount rule that Dan Marino, Dan Fouts, and a few others would not be in the Hall of Fame. Where did we go wrong with you? Thus, the NFL made a rule to deprive the corner-back of the ability to do his thing, so that the quarterback can do his thing. He was also known for using Stickum before it … I resolved this year however to tone down the rhetoric and make the discussion the focal point rather than incendiary assertions. Some claim the game has "evolved," which is a ludicrous assertion because it presupposes that people *know* which direction is evolution and not devolution. Keep up-to-date on all things Raiders: Subscribe: rdrs.co/youtube Download our app: rdrs.co/4uXRUP Follow: Twitter.com/Raiders Like: Facebook.com/Raiders Shop at Raider Image: rdrs.co/shop Start your free trial of NFL Game Pass: rdrs.co/bHuv172018-04-23T23:39:30.000Z. He hasn’t been eligible for the Hall of Fame as long as Tatum or Hayes, but his impact was undeniable. If you don't remember Lester Hayes for his in-your-face style of bump-and-run pass coverage, or for the layers of stickum he slathered over his … Yet not only is Fred Biletnikoff in the Hall of Fame as a receiver, the award for best college receiver is named after Biletnikoff. "Another stickum for you," says the equipment. TABLE OF CONTENTS. I am on his right and he is a left-handed passer. Well, that's most players. Share This entry was posted in 1980s , The Film Room/X's and O's and tagged Chargers , Chiefs , cornerbacks , Cowboys , defensive backs , Jets , Oilers , Patriots , Pro Bowlers , Raiders , Rams , Redskins , Steelers on May 7, 2015 by Dan . NFL was filled with dirty players back then that still got into the Hall of Fame. The banishment of Stickum after the 1980 season really had an impact on Hayes. One of those things is a record owned by a Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes and his 13 interceptions in the 1980 season and that still stands as the most interceptions in … He certainly has enough accolades to be in there, but some people perceived Tatum as a dirty player and that’s enough to blacklist him. Some would even say that Marino dominated. Comments. The rule of course is known as the Lester Hayes rule. Interception yards: 572: Touchdowns: 4: Player stats at NFL.com: Lester Craig Hayes (born January 22, 1955) is a former professional American football player for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). The use of Stickum (at the time) however, did not break the rules. Lester Hayes of the Oakland Raiders was one of the NFL's leaders at interceptions in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Oakland Raiders who in 1977, just one year removed from winning Super Bowl XI, selected Lester Hayes out of Texas A&M. “Renfro lines up wide, and I’m honing in on him. Eventually it drew wide complaints from opponents and it resulted in the NFL banning stickum … What was once a role he relished, Tatum quickly lost his mean streak. James Johnson's interception for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 95th Grey Cup. Answer: His interception numbers went down after stickum was banned, but he was still making all-pro teams and pro bowls. I mean, receivers were getting stuck to you. Yet, no one questions whether the quarterback is truly dominant, when the quarterback's dominance since 1978 has clearly been an artificial construct of the NFL.

Au collège, il a joué au football à la Texas AM Université. Thus, people ask this: Was Hayes truly dominant? Oakland Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes notoriously had an affinity for Stickum. I also find it interesting that Hayes' best year, 1980, was only two years after the enactment of the Mel Blount rule; a season in which the Raiders would face Dan Fouts and the Chargers. Jim Plunkett, Tom Flores and Cliff Branch are typically the names that come to mind when thinking about Raiders who should already be in the Hall of Fame. Before you get confused, I don't necessarily hate the passing-game. He was still able to read his opponents well enough to get in the range of the ball to make a play. Lester Hayes, his right hand covered with goo (stickum), reaches for a towel. Jul 9, 2019 - Explore R8RCUPP's board "lester hayes raiders" on Pinterest. Hayes would often spray himself down all over his body with the substance. Author: Paul Zimmerman. Under many NFL rules since then though, the league has made it increasingly easier for a quarterback to dominate. 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.". Of course, thumb injuries contributed to … There’s usually only eight people inducted, so this more than doubles their chances. Yet, Marino still succeeded at a high level in the NFL. I mean, receivers were getting stuck to you. The Raiders already have a lot of names in the Hall of Fame, but there are few forgotten players who should still get the call. Hayes was commonly referred to as "the Judge" and also as "Lester the Molester" because of his bump and run coverage. The so-called Lester Hayes Rule was adopted after Raiders’ defensive back Lester Hayes, who practically bathed in the stuff, led the league with 13 interceptions in 1980. “I’m in man-to-man coverage on Mike Renfro. Lester Hayes, his right hand covered with goo (stickum), reaches for a towel. Powered by. He was a three-time pro bowler and Super Bowl champ. Answer: His interception numbers went down after stickum was banned, but he was still making all-pro teams and pro bowls. He was also a five-time pro bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion. One of those practices eventually outlawed by the league was the use of Stickum, also known as the “Lester Hayes Rule”. And I would also say that the tokenback has a bunch of owners that think Rush Limbaugh is too liberal to thank for his success, and the fact that the quarterback gets to rob others of credit because of effed-up rules (ex Brady Rule) that make the NFL seem more like the WWE. With or without Stickum, Lester Hayes one of Raiders’ best CBs In 1980, Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes set a modern-day record with 13 interceptions … “I’m in man-to-man coverage on Mike Renfro. Stickum isn’t what made Hayes a shutdown cornerback. Stickum probably kept Hayes out of the Hall of Fame. He owes a large amount of credit for his success in 1980 to a substance called Stickum, which was a foreign substance used by players to help the football stick to their hands. You thought the NFL wouldn't notice the industrial strength glue all over your hands? Take a look back at the Raiders 1971 selection of Ohio State S Jack Tatum. As they come out of the huddle, I am thinking about Stabler. It all determines on how you value the number of interceptions in a players career. Question: Where is Lester Hayes? In the years before the rule, only Joe Namath had topped 4,000 yards in 1967. Biletnikoff is also the only current Raiders receiver enshrined in the Hall of Fame (note: James Lofton played for the Raiders for only a season). Hayes was commonly referred to as "the Judge" and also as "Lester the Molester" because of his bump and run coverage. See more ideas about raiders, oakland raiders football, raiders football. I should note however, that was back when the American Football League was still considered a joke because it emphasized the passing game. Visit Raiders.com for more. The NFL may have banned stickum, but Lester Hayes got to keep his interception record | Weird Rules, Lester Hayes. Keep up-to-date on all things Raiders: Subscribe: rdrs.co/youtube Download our app: rdrs.co/4uXRUP Follow: Twitter.com/Raiders Like: Facebook.com/Raiders Shop at Raider Image: rdrs.co/shop Start your free trial of NFL Game Pass: rdrs.co/bHuv17, Willie Brown Among 6 Raider Legends Who Still Work With the Team. Yet Hayes seems to have been excluded from the Hall of Fame because voters question the legitimacy of Hayes' achievements because of Stickum. Stickum probably kept Hayes out of the Hall of Fame. However, I like it when I believe that the quarterback earned it. The main argument that has prevented women from playing football is that the game is too violent. Yet, by intentionally making the game less violent for a chosen few, it opens the door to people that would have otherwise been excluded. The game has evolved because the passing game makes the game less violent? The Raiders won and went on to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles for the second Super Bowl win in Raiders history.

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