Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley (56) on the sidelines against the New York Giants during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

LaMarr Woodley says Raiders are a playoff team


LaMarr Woodley is used to being on winning teams thanks to his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but now he will be trying to return to the playoffs with a different team after signing with the Oakland Raiders during the offseason.

Unfortunately for Woodley, the Raiders have one of the worst rosters in the league, but that hasn’t stopped him from thinking that the Raiders are a playoff team.

“I can definitely see [us] as a playoff team,” linebacker LaMarr Woodley told 95.7 The Game.

“Last year going back and watching some film on the Raiders, there were a lot of opportunities here where they just didn’t close it out.  Some games good in the first half; they just didn’t close it out at the end of the game.  So now we just have to learn how to close out games and it’ll be more wins than losses.”

Unfortunately for Woodley, the Raiders have one of the toughest schedules in the league and they will have a hard time making the postseason — especially considering the fact that they are in a division with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Maybe one day the Raiders will return to the postseason, but that doesn’t appear to be likely anytime soon.

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  • 619rockstar

    That’s hilarious

  • Kevin Lurker

    Laugh all you want. Life is a game. This is veteran leadership instilling the possibility of being more than anyone ever imagined you could be. The networks and media are all down on us, nothing new there. Your toughest battle is always yourself. It begins to manifest once you believe in yourself. That’s what he’s bringing to the dinner table!
    Give me 22 men who live and breath the game.

    • trinity

      Umm actually I think their toughest battle is that division and schedule, not themselves. Confidence is nice. But there is confident, and there is delusional lol. Raiders fans love to act like they are victims of the media, but look at the other side of it dude. Just this offseason alone, there have been some absolutely laughable things said out of the raiders camp. They should just not talk, and focus on rebuilding.

  • Chris Schroeder

    Any given Sunday. It doesn’t matter who these teams were yesterday it only matters who they are tomorrow. Manning is getting old and his days are numbered, and eventually Alex Smith’s string of luck is going to run out. That guy can’t QB worth a crap and if it wasn’t for that easy schedule last year they would not have went anywhere. With a revamped Raiders team there’s no reason why we can’t beat either one of those teams. I think the Raiders are going to shock the world next year and make the playoffs and beat the teams everybody thinks they’re not going to beat. I love what I’m seeing these days in Oakland. Keep up the good work Reggie.

  • KloverJane

    Worst rosters? You mean they had. Statistically? I didn’t know you could also see into the future either. A regular Edgar Cacy here folks. Faker.

  • Don

    Slap yourself dirty Sanchez

  • Bob

    Everyone is always jumping the gun talking about rosters before the draft and UFDAs are chosen. As soon as the draft is done and before UFDAs are picked up, some clown will post his/her starting line up. SLOW DOWN. We don’t know what the roster looks like yet.

  • bigninaross

    LOL Sanchez… This is funny, that’s what this is. (Jack Nicholson voice)

  • Rene Menjivar

    Josh sanchez is a Raider hater for sure. Again on this post josh get off the broncos nuts! Again broncos are nothing without payton!

  • trinity

    I agree with the writer. It’s just not going to happen this year.