October 23, 1991 |
Elvis Patterson continues to make a name for himself on special teams. In last Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Rams, he downed Jeff Gossett's punt at the two-yard line. Patterson probably needs a blocked punt or two to gain Pro Bowl consideration, but Coach Art Shell thinks Patterson is one of the best. "If he's not, he's right near the top," Shell said. "His presence on the football field is known."
August 30, 1991 |
Defensive back Elvis Patterson limped off the field with a bruised right knee, but Dr. Norm Rotenberg said Patterson probably will be able to play in Sunday's season opener at Houston. The Raiders, who have nine defensive backs on their roster, can ill afford to lose a defensive back against the Oilers, who have one of the most explosive passing attacks in the NFL. Injury report: Houston center-guard Erik Norgard (left shoulder) and defensive tackle Jeff Alm (left knee sprain) are out.
November 25, 1991 |
Special teams captain Elvis Patterson maintains that the Raiders have one of the NFL's best special-teams units, but it's gone unnoticed because of the dominance of the Raider defense. "We've been in the closet," Patterson said. "We've been having a great year. I think we've been more consistent than we were last year and we've improved tremendously." Raider special teams scored two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Riverfront Stadium.