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Packers cut DB Woodson; Raiders should begin pursuit

By Steve Corkran
Friday, February 15th, 2013 at 1:36 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Now that the Green Bay Packers made official what was speculated on most of the day, the Raiders should contact Woodson’s agent and see if there’s any interest in Woodson rejoining the Raiders.
Of course, it might be a futile exercise, given Woodson’s agent, Carl Poston, said that Woodson wants to play for a Super Bowl contender, and the Raiders seem much farther away from that than most other teams.
Still, it’s worth a shot. Woodson might be intrigued about finishing his NFL career with the team that drafted him in 1998 and exposed him to his first taste of postseason success.
Woodson joined a Raiders team fresh from a 4-12 season before his arrival. They were in the playoffs three seasons later, with Woodson playing a huge role at cornerback.
Naturally, the Raiders were 4-12 last season, too, and seem just as far away from being a legitimate contender as they were when Woodson first joined the Raiders.
Cost also would be an issue for a Raiders team that isn’t as flush with salary-cap space as other teams. Further, it’s unlikely that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would overspend to be reunited with Woodson.
In November, McKenzie talked about how difficult it was his first year with the Raiders, given their salary-cap constraints.
“I remember talking to Ted Thompson,” McKenzie said of the Packers general manager. “His rookie year, he was able to get Charles Woodson. I would have liked to have done that.”
Well, now McKenzie can make that happen.
Signing Woodson would allow the Raiders to leave Michael Huff at cornerback and give them something they have lacked for numerous seasons: an impact player on defense.
The Raiders need far more help than Woodson can provide, especially this late in his career. Still, McKenzie has to start somewhere. Bringing in a player as well respected and talented as Woodson would be viewed as just that kind of start.

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  • Marks hair

    Code frenshness indeed. Fire all the millionares! Lets get hungry

  • Just Fire Baby

    Landry Jones is a New Mexican, I was really intrigued with him at OU, but I think he lacks the necessary arm-strength to be a long-term NFL starter.

  • raidertbone

    I have respected Gil Brandt for a long time. He recently put out his Mock Draft (a couple of weeks ago). See what y’all think:
    1. KC – Luke Joeckel
    2. Jags – Bjeorn Werner
    3. Raiders – Geno Smith
    4. Eagles – Warmack
    5. Lions – Dee Milliner
    6. Browns – D. Moore
    7. Cards – Matt Barkley
    8. Biils – Alec Ogletree
    9. Jets – Jarvis Jones
    10. Titans – Star L.

    Not liking our pick, personally. As for the Cards – if this is true, when will they learn?!

  • Marks hair

    Condo isnt worth more just because dumb da didnt prepare a backup.. he’s out too. If your overpaid your cut. Code down for the clown

  • Marks hair

    Smith will go top 2. We should get our choice of defendersunless a de has a crazy combine and moves up.

  • irjonny

    no coach in the nfl had a backup plan for their LS getting injured. just doesn’t happen. no one here remembers all the news about other teams installing backup long snappers the week after condo went down? my god the dennis allen haters are ridiculous. even if he does suck as a HC we won’t know until after a couple few years. maybe the rams should fire fisher, maybe the skins should have fired rat face after last year. comon people just calm down

  • Just Fire Baby

    Our backup didn’t prepare himself.

    TP looked pretty good week 17, without any practice reps all year. Lechler is 2 for 2 kicking extra points in his career, how many extra points do you think he kicks in practice?

    Goethel signed up for the job, if he wasn’t prepared that’s 110% on him, he isn’t an hourly worker, his job is to prepared to do what the coach asks of him.

    AFter botching the first snap, HE DIDN’T EVEN GO TO THE SIDELINES AND PRACTICE!!!!!

    F that guy

  • raidertbone

    One of the sports agencies commented on the availability of Seymour, noting how “his leadership really helped to cement the defensive front for the Raiders, while he was there” … what a joke!

  • Just Fire Baby

    I watched a Vikings game last year, when their LS went out and the backup was Jared Allen.

    After he got off the field defensively he IMMEDIATELY went over to the punter and practiced firing off multiple snaps until he felt ready.

    Came in and snapped flawlessly.

    Goethel is a POS for not being prepared, and then not even TRYING to crash course the test during the game by practicing on the sidelines.

    Not like he was on the field defensively anyways. He just stood there with a stupid look on his face.

  • Marks hair

    Nobody said fire da.. you calm down. Learn to read. Fire everybody overpaid. My mom can longsnap. Cut him.

  • raidertbone

    Agreed. Condo = Gone-do

  • raidertbone

    Goethel = pronounced: GAY-thul

  • Marks hair

    Either my phone or this site is struggling.. new post soon?

  • Marks hair

    Gaythel sucks. Gone. Basicly anybody making more than a million is overpaid on this team. There are no good players outside of cp3 , reece , houston and seabass and even theyre making too much dough.

  • Marks hair

    Work sounds like bs today.. its perfect outside i wanna take my boat out.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Irjonny Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 7:31 am
    no coach in the nfl had a backup plan for their LS getting injured. just doesn’t happen. no one here remembers all the news about other teams installing backup long snappers the week after condo went down? my god the dennis allen haters are ridiculous. even if he does suck as a HC we won’t know until after a couple few years. maybe the rams should fire fisher, maybe the skins should have fired rat face after last year. comon people just calm down
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Fisher and Rat face are established coaches with big resumes. DA aka Titty Monkey can’t be compared to these guys.
    -DA is a wishy washy biotch monkey. He said the ZBS is what he believes in and support, but he changed the scheme after one year.
    -He hired Knapp as OC
    -He is clueless about the offense
    -He is not a good/ great game manager

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    I think we are going to have a top 5 pick next year, and DA will get fired.

    I hope I’m wrong.

  • theghostronin79

    Having a top 5 pick would be like kissing your sister, when you know Clowney will be on the board, then gone by #2……….GGGGRRRRRrrr

  • jesusraiderjim

    Marks Hair

    You have been doing an OUTSTANDING job at work lately your peers can’t even carry your thong.

    You go ahead and take your boat out, I got your back.

    Jesus said!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Damn, I miss (A) being close to enough to water to warrant the thought of you or your buddies having a boat and (B) living somewhere to where taking your boat out on Feb 18th is a viable option.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:25 am
    Damn, I miss (A) being close to enough to water to warrant the thought of you or your buddies having a boat and (B) living somewhere to where taking your boat out on Feb 18th is a viable option.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Yeah, but you are safe. lol

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    Players who deserve a raise:
    Condo> he proved season opener how valuable he is to this team.
    ======================================================

    Did Bo Schem Jackson read this?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Theghostronin79 Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:20 am
    Having a top 5 pick would be like kissing your sister, when you know Clowney will be on the board, then gone by #2……….GGGGRRRRRrrr
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Down for the Clown!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yeah, but you are safe. lol

    *****************************

    Yup, and 3,000 sq foot houses in the nice part of town cost 200K.

    You take the good with the bad I guess.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    You People are funny.
    Blame our backup LB for not being prepared, when DA said he practiced LS after/ during practice, and our Punter said that wasn’t true. According to Lechler, Goethel didn’t practice LS.
    It’s the coaches job to make sure their team is ready. You can’t expect every player to be dedicated and have a great work ethic like Manning, Ray, Etc….

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Marks hair Says: Condo isnt worth more just because dumb da didnt prepare a backup.. he’s out too. If your overpaid your cut. Code down for the clown
    ===================================================

    DJ Johnny Says:

    Yes. Why don’t we tank the season so we can draft Clowney and then tank again so we can get a top QB in 2015 and then again lose every game in 2015 so we can draft # 1 again in 2016.

    By the time we get to 2017 we’ll have a few good players and can maybe look at a .500 season.

    Of course, we’ll have to resign Clowney by that time and it’ll cost a bunch so we can’t keep him…so we just keep on tanking for another 3 yr’s and then start all over again.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    200K?!
    That’s great.
    Effin SD….. 200K will buy you a 10000-1250^2 feet in the ghetto that was built 60 years ago.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Being prepared to do your job is a “great work ethic”??

    That is what is wrong with today’s youth!!!!!

    It’s your job, being prepared to do your job is the bare minimum work ethic, IMO.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    Our backup didn’t prepare himself.
    AFter botching the first snap, HE DIDN’T EVEN GO TO THE SIDELINES AND PRACTICE!!!!!
    =====================================================

    Can’t blame him. After hiring Knapp, who’d of thought we’d ever have to punt again.

  • raidertbone

    We need to draft quality O-linemen … because the Chefs are going to suck (again), get the #1 pick (again) and get Clowney – then, we’ll have to face him two times a year!

  • Just Fire Baby

    LMAO Purvis

    Solid….very solid

  • raidertbone

    Yeah, I remember – Knapp said that the ZBS was going to revolutionize the ground game. It sure did – it was truly REVOLTING!

  • Just Fire Baby

    It’s the coaches job to make sure their team is ready.

    *******************************

    I have a sneaking suspicion SOMEONE on the staff at some point in time asked Goethel if he was ready.

    And I am sure the response wasn’t “F no coach, I got no clue what I am doing”.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    Landry Jones is a New Mexican
    =======================================================

    Is that like a ‘Wave of the Future’ Mexican?

  • theghostronin79

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:43 am
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    Our backup didn’t prepare himself.
    AFter botching the first snap, HE DIDN’T EVEN GO TO THE SIDELINES AND PRACTICE!!!!!
    =====================================================

    Can’t blame him. After hiring Knapp, who’d of thought we’d ever have to punt again.

    ============

    LMMFAO

    Yeah, running like an OREGON offense – Makin it rain Touchdowns….. Rackin up 28 points in the 1st qtr.

    4th and 8…..Go for it….AND CONVERT.

    BOOYAH

  • Gdog

    Raider O Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I think we are going to have a top 5 pick next year, and DA will get fired.

    I hope I’m wrong.

    >>>>

    I don’t believe this for a second. I hope I am wrong.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    LMAO Purvis
    Solid….very solid
    =====================================================

    Thank you very muuuch. I’m here all week.

  • Gdog

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 3:54 am

    I think we are fine at CB with Huff and Hanson for one year… Adams as fill in.

    We do need at least two d-linemen to replace Kelly and upgrade Shonasty.

    ***

    Gdog,

    the D-Line has been known as the “strength of our defense” for quite some time now. You’re suggesting we scrap half of it AND leave the turds alone in the secondary ??

    recipe for disaster

    >>>

    PFF would disagree with you. Both Kelly and Shonasty were horrible last year.. bottom of the league in their respective positions.

    Tommy Kelly was ranked 74th out of 85 DTs.

    Shonasty was ranked 55th out of 62 “4-3″ DEs.

    We can’t do better than THAT?

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 8:43 am
    Just Fire Baby Says:
    Our backup didn’t prepare himself.
    AFter botching the first snap, HE DIDN’T EVEN GO TO THE SIDELINES AND PRACTICE!!!!!
    =====================================================

    Can’t blame him. After hiring Knapp, who’d of thought we’d ever have to punt again.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    ROFL
    Who are going to score 30+ points every game.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Were there really no posts from 8:48 to 9:01?
    Something’s hinky.

  • Gdog

    Shonasty is still under contract and isn’t bad against the run… but was nearly the worst pass rushing DE in the entire NFL. We at least need to get him out on passing downs. A FA pass rushing specialist shouldn’t be hard to find.

    Tommy Kelly is as good as gone, too little production at too steep of price… if Reggie restructures him he has no idea what he is doing. These are things to be looking out for during the off season… at least I am…

  • MEX_GHOST

    “Offensive coordinator Olson speaks for first time”

    No schyyyt? My son said his first words at 7 months old….why did it take this Olson guy so long to learn how to speak?

    This really casts doubt on this hiring.
    ———————————————
    You people!!!
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Dakota aka White Devil is a funny poster.
    —————————————-
    Yes, and he makes funny “fake” news too.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Mex,

    And he provides fake links. lol
    The White Devil is one of my favorite posters here.
    He gave us the bushmaster5000 and operation neuter wolverine.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Raider O Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 9:16 am
    Mex,

    And he provides fake links. lol
    The White Devil is one of my favorite posters here.
    He gave us the bushmaster5000 and operation neuter wolverine.
    ——————————–
    LOL O!
    I was here when he started that thing and the funniest were the “WTF answers” from the other posters.

  • theghostronin79

    Still think trading down twice in the 1st has the biggest upside. We can still get a quality DE by the mid 1st…. Posibly lock up a 2nd or two, and maybe even future picks.
    NOBODY in that top 3 look sexy enough to blow that pick on. They just don’t.

  • The Big Banana

    Is it Friday yet? Chit!

  • willy91137

    will lose every game this yeaR

    and next year and will get the first overall pick in two years in a roW

    and since we lost 32 games in a row nobody will come to the games

    this is the business they’re not in a 4 health they had that when they started

    I swear to God some of you people are dumber than a box of rocks.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    willy91137 Says:
    will lose every game this yeaR
    and next year and will get the first overall pick in two years in a roW
    and since we lost 32 games in a row nobody will come to the games
    this is the business they’re not in a 4 health they had that when they started
    I swear to God some of you people are dumber than a box of rocks.
    =====================================================

    You’ll fit right in.

  • jesusraiderjim

    willy91137 Says:
    February 18th, 2013 at 9:34 am
    will lose every game this yeaR

    and next year and will get the first overall pick in two years in a roW

    and since we lost 32 games in a row nobody will come to the games

    this is the business they’re not in a 4 health they had that when they started

    I swear to God some of you people are dumber than a box of rocks.
    ————————————————
    Um Ernest Hemingway isn’t this kinda like the “pot calling the kettle black?”

  • willy91137

    You play to win the game

    you don’t play to lose the game

    and what the hell does Ernest HEMINGWAY have to do with this;;;

    everybody has their own ideas did Hemingway watch football no that done mass committed suicide