Woodson: Al could use help


Had a chance to talk with Rod Woodson today for a project down the road and got his thoughts on the current state of the Raiders.

As a studio analyst for NFL Network, Woodson has refrained from making cheap jokes at the Raiders expense and has hope the team can mobilize its young talent and turn things around.

He does think it would be beneficial for Al Davis to find someone he trusts to help run the football operation.

“I think a football mind has to come in with Al, somewhere,” Woodson said. “You need a football mind to help facilitate the ideas that he has . . . he’s the only gentleman ever to be a coach, a commissioner and an owner. Ever. So his knowledge is vast. I just think there has to be somebody up there with him because it will never get down to the players.

“There are some good players there. Some of his hires have no been the wisest. Schematically you’ve got to have something, but what you need is a leader. Your head coach doesn’t have to be an offensive or defensive genius. You need a guy who can lead 53 men and (have them) buy into what he’s selling on a weekly basis.”

Toward that end, Woodson thinks Tom Cable is on the right track in terms of his desire to run the ball effectively but concedes JaMarcus Russell is “an unknown with a lot of potential” at quarterback.

Woodson, a hurdler in college at Purdue, did think the Raider infatuation with 40-yard dash times at the expense of football skill is sometimes a problem.

“You’ve got to find a football player who runs track, you can’t find a track athlete that plays football,” Woodson said. “It’ different. It doesn’t equate. Football is played on the ground, track is off the ground. The faster you are, the less time you spend on the ground. You can’t be in the air in football. You’ll get knocked out. Football is played grounded. That’s why I think they have some issues sometimes when they get those fast guys.”


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • r8rpaver

    O you are the last person i would say that would disrepect anything…so dont worry about asking questions…..thats like me not wanting to make fun of you out of respect…forget about it

  • r8rpaver

    WOW mods over here at 10:30

  • 1940s scrolls. I forgot all about that.

    As you know, I’m a musl!m but I can’t just dismiss an entire religion.
    So I’m trying to find out more info from both sides.

    He created life!!! Clay birds that became real!!! Something a God would do!!

  • Sweep The Leg

    Well you’ll be hard pressed to prove that.

    Look Jesus didn’t only say He was God He showed it.

    He forgave sins.

    Accepted worship.

    Claimed equality with the Father.

    Claimed eternality.

    Rose from the dead!

    His followers sure understood all that, the entire New Testament is all about it. If the bible has been changed then it must have been re-written because all of it claims Jesus’ divinity.

    John 1:1,14 In the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God,…and the word became flesh and dwelt among us.

  • Sweep The Leg

    The clay birds are not in the bible.

  • Buy why would God keep stressing the idea in !slam? And in J3wdasim?

  • Sweep The Leg

    What idea?

  • Sorry,

    He healed and gave life!!

  • That Christ is not the son of God, or God.

  • Sweep The Leg

    Do you mean why wouldn’t he stress the idea in the koran?

  • Did Christ say anything before his miracles that is stated in the Bible?

  • Sweep The Leg

    Can you be more specific.

    Also I still don’t understand post 973.

  • STL,

    Yes, he stressed the idea that Christ wasn’t ….

  • R8,

    Like I said before, I’m new to religion. Both my patents are Musl!ms, but they never forced the idea on me. After a few things that happened to me, I became ready to learn and understand the word of God.

    Who is to day who is right and wrong, I have to believe in Christ as a Musl!m, and as a person who believes in science and history.

  • r8rpaver

    And in my opion thats all HE wants to hear is that you beleive in HIM (God) creator

  • r8rpaver

    Please do STL

  • Yes sir. Take care, and have a great night.
    I enjoyed all your posts, thank you for your time and info.

  • Parents.

  • Sweep The Leg

    Know this, there are only two kinds of religion, humanistic achievement or divine accomplishment.

    Only Christianity offers divine accomplishment.

    Be honest and ask yourselves to look at the ten commandments.

    Have you ever told a lie? That makes you a liar.

    Have you ever stolen? That makes you a thief.

    If you even look at a woman with lust, Jesus says it is adultery in the heart. I know I am guilty.

    This is only 3 of the ten commandments.

    If you are honest you will admit that you are guilty and in danger of judgement.

    God says no liar or thief or adulterer will have a place in His Kingdom.

    The bible says “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

    The punishment for sin is Hell.

    “The wages of sin is death”

    If you listen to your conscience you will see your sin and the need to be saved. The need for a savior. God just sees our good deeds as useless dirty rags.

    Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father EXCEPT THROUGH ME”.

    Imagine your in court on trial and found guilty, the judge puts a 10 million dollar fine on you. You can’t pay that!

    But some one you don’t know says I love raider O and r8rpaver and I am going to pay thier fine.

    This is what Jesus offers you. He died on the cross for you. He shed his blood to offer you a way out of punishment in Hell.

    You don’t know when you will slip into eternity and face the Living God. Don’t go without a Savior!

    In order to recieve it you must repent of your sin and trust in Jesus alone for your salvation. Trust in him like a parachute. It doesn’t do you any good to have a parachute in a crashing plane if you dont put it on. You must put on the parachute and then jump.

    That is like true faith. Not blind faith, but faith in evidence and reason. Activated by belief.

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

  • r8rpaver

    O science, history ,and religion are 3 TOTAL diffrent animals…IMO they cant co mingle

  • I’m guilty of sin!!
    Great post!!!

    My hope and Faith in God are huge, and so is my faith in his forgiveness!!

    Thank you so much for your time, I can’t express how much I really appreciate this. Thank you.

  • r8rpaver

    STL what a great way to finish…by the way i do strongly believe in the bible… no disrespect O but it is what i know…im not saying that Is!am is not right or if you believe in the koran you will go to hell… like you that is who is was raised right wrong i dont know ….but GOD does and if you believe in him i think all will be good after life

  • r8rpaver

    Well brother have a great night…whats left and a great tomarrow God bless both of you

  • R8,

    I used to think that, and that’s why I wasn’t a believer. I disagree, I think they can.
    God created everything, so why can’t we mix religion and science.
    Just because science can’t prove something, does that mean it doesn’t excist?!

    Do you think I was a monkey!!!! lol

  • r8rpaver

    O we are all guilty of sin thats why god sent jesus to us

  • Sweep The Leg

    Many will say on that day (judgement day) Lord, Lord did we not prophesy in your name and preform works in your name? And He will say, depart from me, I NEVER KNEW YOU.

  • I can’t tell you both how much I enjoyed this.
    Great conversation is priceless, and one of the great free joys of life.

  • Good night Gents, and God bless you.

  • r8rpaver

    O me too