July 3, 1993 |
The Raiders have reached a tentative agreement to trade tailback Eric Dickerson to the Atlanta Falcons for a low-round 1994 draft choice, Dickerson's agent Marvin Demoff said Friday. "I think there is an understanding between all three parties," Demoff said. "Because the NFL office was closed today (for the holiday weekend) I don't necessarily know that it's been consummated. "I think there's an understanding on the terms of the trade between Atlanta and the Raiders.
June 13, 1993 |
Is Raider running back Eric Dickerson about to become an Atlanta Falcon? That's what Dickerson wants, that's what the Falcons want and both may get their wish if the Raiders get what they want in a trade. The Raiders have given the Falcons permission to talk to Dickerson, who is scheduled to meet with Falcon officials in Atlanta tonight and work out for the team on Monday. If all goes well, the next step would be to begin trade talks for Dickerson, 32, who has two years left on his contract.
December 19, 1992
So Marcus Allen says it's a joke he is not playing. Is this the same Marcus Allen who has not had a 1,000-yard season since 1985? Is this the same No. 32 who has not played a full season in each of the last four years, because of injuries? Is this the same guy who plays on the same team as Eric Dickerson, probably the best pure runner the game has ever seen? What is a joke is Marcus Allen's salary of $1.1 million a year. STEPHEN PETERSEN Corona
December 1, 1992 |
Eric Dickerson has always run. With his legs, he has run into the NFL record book. With his mouth, he has often run into nothing but trouble. But not this year. Not as a Raider. Coming from the Indianapolis Colts in an off-season trade, Dickerson has been a model citizen from his first day in silver and black. He wasn't about to tell Raider Coach Art Shell to go run 47 Gap, as he once suggested about Ram Coach John Robinson.
November 30, 1992 |
For nearly two quarters, the Raiders' Eric Dickerson had the NFL's No.1 defense against the rush worried. No matter what they tried, San Diego could not stop the Raider running attack. Whether it was Dickerson right or Dickerson left, the Chargers found themselves in a position they hadn't seen in 23 games: allowing a back to rush for 100 yards. "We did not know what was going on," said Charger cornerback Gill Byrd. "They had a good scheme working with their running game and we couldn't stop it."
November 23, 1992 |
Eric Dickerson clutched an orange toothbrush. Another football game was done and gone, but at least the taste this one had left was not a bitter one. What a pleasure to be entrusted with the football again. He had lugged it for 99 yards in the first half alone. No way he wouldn't crack that 100-yard barrier for the first time all season. "I was thinking maybe 200," he said. Goals. It goes without saying that Dickerson has always set high ones for himself. And why not?
November 3, 1992 |
Look for running back Eric Dickerson to get more playing time Sunday. Coach Art Shell said he will "probably" get away from his three-back rotation and give the ball more to one back when the Raiders play the Eagles in Philadelphia Sunday. Although Shell wouldn't specify which of the backs would be the primary ballcarrier, it probably will be Dickerson, who starts every game and leads the club with 347 yards rushing.
September 27, 1992 |
So just who is this Raider running back with the No. 29 on his back and the goggles on his face? Eric Dickerson? Not the Eric Dickerson who burst into the NFL with the Rams and later played for the Indianapolis Colts, taking on both tacklers and controversy with a ferocity that guaranteed him the high regard of those he played against, but sometimes low regard from those he played for and with. That Eric Dickerson demanded to be traded by the Rams because he wanted more money.
August 23, 1992 |
The Raiders got Eric Dickerson at a bargain-basement price--he cost them fourth- and eighth-round draft picks. That's still a lot more than the Philadelphia Eagles gave up to get Herschel Walker. Two of pro football's top running backs in the 1980s, Dickerson and Walker have moved to opposite coasts in hopes of finding the same fountain of youth and helping their teams go from playoff qualifiers to Super Bowl participants.