Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets receiver David Nelson (86) is defended by Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson (24) at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Raiders 37-27 Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Charles Woodson says Raiders played like ‘Bad News Bears’


The Oakland Raiders went in to East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday afternoon to take on the New York Jets, and things didn’t go as planned. The Raiders struggled on both sides of the ball and managed to find a way to make the Jets offense look competent, which shows you just how much the team needs to improve for next season.

Oakland has very little talent on their roster and will need a boost at nearly every position, but their current group of players will have to do the trick over the course of the final three weeks.

Unfortunately, the current group of players is playing so poorly that veteran defensive back Charles Woodson likened their effort to the Bad News Bears.

“I don’t want to sit here and make excuses about anything. We’ve played well at times and we haven’t played well and today is as bad as we’ve played this whole season,” Woodson said, via the Bay Area News Group.

“It’s really embarrassing to be a part of it. We were like the Bad News Bears out there today. In saying that, I do want to give credit to our offense. They just kept fighting today and really gave us a chance to still be in the game. Defensively we went out there and basically peed down our legs.”

The good news for the Raiders is that if they continue to struggle they could find themselves with a top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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  • James K

    The ” peed down our legs” quote says it all. Some teams win games with 27 points scored.
    And let’s not forget that these Jets had only scored 20 points combined in their previous THREE Games