While rabid fans, “The Autumn Wind” poem and historic success (not to mention recent struggles) are all vital components of the Raiders’ mystique, there is perhaps no greater reflection of the team’s traditions than its slogans.
Whether it be the iconic message “Just win, baby!” or the ever-popular saying “Commitment to Excellence,” the Silver and Black have cornered the market on catch phrases over the years.
Coach Tom Cable strode up to the podium at training camp today with a new entry into the Raiders lexicon. Printed in bold letters across the front of his shirt was the saying “Wanted: 53 men committed to one purpose.”
Cable acknowledged that “I kind of stole it, but I put it into my own words.”
Only time will tell if the new slogan catches on as much as the famous Raiders mottos, but if one thing’s for sure, Cable means every word. After commenting that offseason workouts are “a lot like going to Disneyland — you get through it and enjoy it,” he compared training camp to the U.S. Open, saying, “every shot counts, every rep counts.”