About Jim Otto:
James Edwin Otto is a former Professional Football center for the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League.
Everyday I walked on to the field I was the best center.
You must also give mental and physical fitness priority.
We have always had great and loyal fans in Oakland.
I've been a Raider all my life.
I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well.
The plays I remember are the plays I made a mistake.
I was told in high school that the last game during your senior year stays with you forever, which is true.
And as a true athlete, mistakes haunt you forever.
I think the tougher the challenge the better.
It's not that difficult to win. It's more difficult to win consistently and stay on top.
Everyone wants to beat us. So you can never take a single game lightly.
You have to stay one level above everyone else.
If the entire team can feel the same way about these things, you can consistently remain a winner.
The NFL offensive blocking is played differently; they use their hands instead of their head and shoulders.
There is hard hitting, but the hitting is not nearly as hard as it used to be.
But now there are more concussions due to not being used to the hard hitting.
I think the officials and NFL owners are playing to the type of game that people want to see.
When I hear anything derogatory towards the Raiders, I am definitely hurt.
I have seen the Raiders develop into what they are today.
I have been a part of this development, so I am very proud of it.