Charles Woodson says that he is noticing a ‘crazy vibe’ in Oakland with the roster changes for the Raiders this off season.
The Oakland Raiders haven’t really been known for their warm locker room in years past. In fact, they have had a history of loud personalities and physical (and maybe dirty at times) play styles. They have always been known as the bad boys of the NFL, the team that will play a little nasty and won’t care if they don’t get away with it.
But according to Charles Woodson, he is sensing a little extra craziness in the locker room for the Raiders this year.
“From what I’ve seen so far, the vibe is crazy right now,” Woodson told Jerry McDonald. “The great part about it is you have a lot of ex-players, so I think that energy is kind of innately there, because you have a lot of fiery guys, a lot of guys that have played in the NFL at a high level so they have that natural energy.
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That is high praise coming from Woodson, who is entering his 17th NFL season this year. But Woodson doesn’t really have a history of blowing smoke. He always tells it like it is. Especially after last seasons lost to the Houston Texans where he flat out said “We Suck” after a blowout loss.
But he sounds optimistic at what the future holds for his Raiders. After all, Oakland has made some big off seasons moves. Some of the most notable ones include running back Roy Helu and quarterback Christian Ponder. Even though they went 3-13 last year, Raiders fans should be looking forward to a revamped roster in 2015.
Whether the craziness Woodson is talking about translates into any sort of success will be seen over time. But one thing is for sure, the 38 year old defensive back isn’t getting younger. If Oakland is going to win a Super Bowl with him on the roster they should do so sooner rather than later. And that might just mean getting a little crazy this season.
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