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Woodson named AFC’s Defensive Player of the Month

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His advanced age, by football standards, isn’t getting in the way of Raiders safety Charles Woodson.

The 39-year-old Woodson was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Month on Thursday, the fifth time he’s captured the award and the first for a Raider since 2007.

In three games this month, Woodson tied for the NFL lead with three interceptions and his four picks on the year also is tied for the NFL lead. He picked off Chicago’s Jay Cutler late in that game to set up a go-ahead field goal in an eventual loss and also had two interceptions of Denver’s Peyton Manning.

This is the first of Woodson’s five player of the month awards to come with the Raiders. He won it in September 2008 with Green Bay and captured it three times in 2009, the same season he won NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The last Raiders player to earn a player of the month award was Kirk Morrison in September 2007.

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • Dan78

    Take away their blog card….

  • Skewlboy

    That’s all MJD will be remembered for as a Raider

  • SB3

    Gdog said it, said his PFF grades were low and Raider fans were too enamored with the romanticism with Cwood being an old school player.

  • SnBG

    They did.

  • timetojam

    He will. Musgrave and Carr are on fire right now. Having Cooper and Crabtree helps a lot

  • DJ Johnny

    I never thought he should retire and I’m a huge fan of his, but I have to admit I never saw this coming from him at this point in the game. He’s the best example out there of how important smarts, instincts and experience can be in the NFL. We’ve seen plenty of great athletes who just couldn’t play the game at that high level. Curry comes to example at lb. I think Green Bay even thought he was basically done.

  • ncraider

    Best thing about MJD as a Raider, almost gained 100 yds for the season

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Houston I think. And Benny Hill.

  • SB3

    We had people calling for Musgrave’s firing after the second preseason drive. No bullschyt. Couldn’t believe it. Others saying we showed the ENTIRE playbook as well.

  • R8erEduc8er

    C-Wood is to the defense what P Manning is on offense. Lose some physical abilities but make up for it with their football IQ. They came in together, but I don’t think they’ll retire together (this is prob P Manning’s last year)…unless C-Wood just wants out. They should def go into the Hall together.

  • SnBG

    I did get on him but never said he should be fired. Just said he needed to open things up.

  • Dan78

    Just one last time….. For kicks…..

  • timetojam

    d’oh. reactionism at its worst. CWood is awesome, and Musgrave is doing fine

  • ncraider

    Saw Watkins a few times in college, looked like the real deal but seems like a prima donna. Liked Evans better that year

  • BigTed707

    That’s the same dude who said Kaepernick was going to change the NFL.
    Let’s take what he says with a grain of salt.
    Musk and Carr are improving every week – I hope it continues to improve.

  • R8erEduc8er

    FollowPaul Gutierrez‏@PGutierrezESPN
    FWIW, as #49ers TE Davis was denying an altercation w/LT Staley to reporters, someone in locker room whistling #Raiders The Autumn Wind…

  • BigTed707

    …and laugh, when he’s conquered and won!

  • RAY NJ

    And you were right. Cincy & Bears games were very conservative.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Donks owner Bowen has Alzheimer’s, my sympathies but I still hate the Broncos more than life itself.

  • ncraider

    If Gdog said it then it is correct, he is the most knowledible person on the blog. If you don’t believe me ask him yourself

  • SnBG

    Did one of his family members take over for him?

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    That,and we’re all morons…

  • SB3

    You did that in season, we had other posters saying that after our second drive against the Rams.

  • DJ Johnny

    …and Mack is basically Lance Briggs and Cutler is elite. I don’t mind when guys make judgments and express opinions. That’s what the blog is for basically. Kind of off putting when they express their “opinion” as if it’s indisputable fact and claim they have been right about everything in the past…in a cocky manner.

  • SnBG

    True.

  • ncraider

    Is it just me or is Helu just a younger and not quite as good version of Reece?

  • DJ Johnny

    …and much smaller I think as well.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Who does that??!!??

  • inonewordraider

    Same guy, helu possibly better hands and better blocker. Give it to taiwan

  • rml

    faster too I think.

  • SnBG

    Man the Manziel thing was over the top.

  • Dakota

    Trade for Staley!

  • Triggerman99

    New Post!

  • ncraider

    I like him out of the backfield on some quick passes because he is OK in space, as a runner he doesn’t show much

  • Triggerman99

    Traduit par!

  • Dan78

    Kroenke might get the broncos and sell the Rams my man…..

  • Triggerman99

    Nuovo post!

  • DJ Johnny

    I don’t want to name names….but let’s just say we have a couple of them.

  • Triggerman99

    Traducido por!

  • Dan78

  • SlvrnBlck478

    Still not convinced RM would of traded back if Mack was off the board. Weren’t their rumors he liked Evans over Watkins?

  • RAY NJ

    Tell me, no one else has to know. I promise.

  • Duct tape

    And maybe one or two loose canons for good measure. Lol.

  • Kenny Stapler

    The Raider Way

  • Mr Football

    so another reggie fa pick gets the node. Yeah Woody, blame reggie… ;0)