September 17, 1993 |
Raider cornerbacks Lionel Washington and Terry McDaniel don't often get beat deep for touchdowns, and they don't talk trash. They also haven't gained a lot of attention around the NFL, even though they have been a consistent cornerback tandem the last five years. "We just like to go about our work quietly and get the job done," said Washington, an 11-year NFL veteran from Tulane. "Terry and I both don't like to be beat at any time. Not in practice, not in games, not ever."
December 6, 1991 |
Some days it doesn't pay to get up. Raider cornerback Lionel Washington awoke last Jan. 20 in Buffalo, wrapped a very sore hamstring, pretended it didn't hurt, then set out to cover former teammate James Lofton in the AFC Championship game. At Rich Stadium, the wily Lofton was already sniffing for clues. In pregame warm-ups, he picked up Washington's scent and circled his wounded prey. "I don't like to say that I was hurt," Washington said, "but I was, and he knew it.
October 24, 1991 |
Lionel Washington, home alone, wore out his video machine last winter. He is a cornerback by trade, not a masochist, but it was difficult to tell sometimes as he forced himself to sit through the Raiders' 51-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game. "I watched the game film over and over again," Washington said. Nothing ever changed. Buffalo won every replay. On tape, Bills' receiver James Lofton tormented Washington in January, February and March.
January 3, 1991 |
Coach Art Shell expects cornerback Lionel Washington to recover fully from his pulled hamstring before the Raiders' first-round playoff game Jan. 13 at the Coliseum. Washington missed most of the Minnesota game two weeks ago and did not play in last Sunday's 17-12 victory over San Diego. Washington said he could have played against the Chargers but was held out at the last minute. "Sometimes you've got to make the decisions for the players," Shell said. "All players want to give it a go."
November 14, 1989 |
In the fighter's locker room, a world class heavyweight, about 25 pounds overweight, sits slumped on his stool, bleeding from two deep cuts over his right eye and looking embarrassed. Michael Dokes had just pulled a victory out of a fight some thought he might be on the way to losing Monday night at the Forum. Being embarrassed by a guy everyone expected him to flatten, Lionell Washington, was bad enough. But for Dokes, the worst was yet to come.
August 31, 1989 |
The Raiders announced their lineup for Saturday's exhibition game against the Chicago Bears at the Coliseum. Cornerback Mike Haynes was demoted as Lionel Washington moved up. And inside linebacker Matt Millen will stay on the bench while Jackie Shipp gets another start in place of the injured Jerry Robinson. That sounds bad for Haynes and Millen, both already considered possibilities to miss Monday's cut to the final 47.