Rookie T.J. Carrie stepping up in D.J. Hayden’s absence

TJ Carrie was already demonstrating that he was a standout rookie during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp and the trend has continued through to training camp. In an interview after the first padded practice, Raider Nation saw a poised player who wasn’t fazed at all by the media or by their questions. Carrie seems to be taking everything in stride and trying to make...
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Oakland Raiders: Early preseason game changers

Preseason has officially begun and the Oakland Raiders are eager to become the team to beat in the AFC West for the first time in years. Reggie McKenzie did a great job this offseason to acquire the experience and talent necessary to turn things around in Oakland. With important players being picked up on both sides of the ball, one of the smartest moves McKenzie made was picking...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson expects different mentality

Charles Woodson, reporting for his 17th NFL training camp, can feel the difference from a year ago. "We're not looking to build for next year," Woodson said Wednesday after arriving at the Napa Valley Marriott. "We're looking to win now. I look forward to going in this week and getting started and work toward the ultimate goal." The Raiders will have...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson: It’s a big setback for D.J. Hayden to miss practice

Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson told reporters on Wednesday that it’s a big setback for second-year corner D.J. Hayden to have to miss time as he continues to nurse a foot injury. “It’s a big setback,” Woodson said Wednesday, after checking in to the Napa Valley Marriott. “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being out on the field...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders CB DJ Hayden still nursing foot injury

Oakland Raiders 2013 first-round draft pick DJ Hayden is still nursing a foot/ankle injury and will have to be eased into full-time action this preseason, reports CSN Bay Area’s Scott Bair.   Veteran teammate Charles Woodson told Bair that Hayden’s absence from training camp is a “big setback.” “As I’ve said many times, the most important thing in this game is being...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Green Bay Packers

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Chicago Bears 2011 draft. That article can be found here: Next up is the Green Bay Packers; The Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. Led by Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson, the...
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Oakland Raiders: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

This is year three in the Raiders rebuilding project of the Oakland Raiders. This time, the wallet was opened, checks were signed, money was cashed and new faces are now wearing Black and Silver.Raider Nation is looking for a revival. The Raiders last season had not much more than the Jacksonville Jaguars behind them and finished 4-12 on the season. This year, with a better running...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders defense on paper is special; 13 Pro Bowls, and 6 players with Super Bowl experience

The Oakland Raiders have quite the team on paper. To be honest they might have one of the best defenses in the NFL on paper.  The team has a total of 6 players that have played in a Super Bowl.  They also have 13 total Pro Bowls between their starting 11.  That is pretty impressive. […] The post Raiders defense on paper is special; 13 Pro Bowls, and 6 players with Super Bowl...
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Based on stats, do you feel Charles Woodson is a Hall of Famer?

I thought we would do something a little different on NFL Draft Diamonds since the Football season is just a few weeks away.  I wanted to pick out several players that I feel are worthy of making the Hall of Fame, and wanted to see if their stats justify them.  Tell me what you think […] The post Based on stats, do you feel Charles Woodson is a Hall of Famer? appeared first on...
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Charles Woodson Counting on Matt Schaub to Lead the Raiders

Ummmmmmmm…….. I hope Matt Schaub has a great season, but if the Raiders are counting on that, it is my opinion they are going to be disappointed. Here is what Woodson had to say about Schaub’s ability to lead the Raiders via Pro Football Zone. “I think we’re counting on it,” Woodson said, via “I think every man on the team is counting on him being the guy...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson: We’re counting on Matt Schaub to lead us

During an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, Raiders safety Charles Woordson was asked if Matt Schaub can lead them. “I think we’re counting on it,” Woodson said, via “I think every man on the team is counting on him being the guy. You know, you bring him over from Houston, and it’s been duly noted about the struggles that he had last year. But you can’t...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack’s goal: Win rookie of the year, put Peyton on his back

Oakland Raiders first-round pick Khalil Mack has two goals this season: Win defensive rookie of the year award and sack Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. “I want to prove that they got a top guy,” Mack said, via ProFootballTalk. “My goal for my rookie season is to be defensive rookie of the year.” Mack will have two chances to sack Manning, Week 10 when the Raiders...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jabrill Peppers Shows Off His Ability To Dunk A Basketball

It’s been said 1,000 times, but Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers is an absolutely insane athlete. Aside from being a potential lockdown DB hailed as the next Charles Woodson, Peppers is a menace in the return game and can potentially line up on offense and make an impact. He’s also an excellent sprinter, as he’s able to run 100 meters in 10.52 seconds. Peppers’ latest...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers To Wear No. 5 At Michigan, Blake Countess Gets Charles Woodson’s No. 2

The mystery of what number star freshman Jabrill Peppers will wear at Michigan this season appears to be over. The Wolverines’ official roster for 2014 was released yesterday. Peppers, the five-star recruit rated as a top 10 player nationally in the 2014 class, will wear No. 5. Blake Countess, a junior defensive back, will wear No. 2, Charles Woodson’s former number many expected...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Allen: Raiders have ‘improved tremendously’

The Oakland Raiders have completed a weightlifting program, a rookie minicamp, 10 OTAs and a three-day mandatory minicamp this offseason, and coach Dennis Allen can already see improvements.   “I think we’ve had an outstanding offseason,” Allen said, via “I think our team from the day that we started the offseason program to where we’re at now, we’ve...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers Hasn’t Decided What Number He’ll Wear, Might Have To ‘Earn’ Woodson’s No. 2

On Thursday, a photo surfaced of Jabrill Peppers’ apparent locker at Michigan. The incoming defensive back has drawn comparisons to former Wolverine legend Charles Woodson, and many assumed he’d wear the former Heisman winner’s No. 2 when his locker featured a No. 2 jersey.  Brady Hoke said today, though, that Peppers hasn’t decided what number he’ll wear this fall. It...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers will apparently wear Charles Woodson’s old No. 2

Jabrill Peppers says he’s not looking to be the next Charles Woodson for the Wolverines as he prepares to enter the U of M fold this upcoming season. However he’s going to continue to generate the comparisons, especially coming in as a five-star recruit with plenty of hype surrounding him. Oh yeah then there’s this by way of MGoBlog… Per the mgoboard, this gets me hype: pic...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jabrill Peppers Will Apparently Wear No. 2, Charles Woodson’s Number, At Michigan

Jabrill Peppers is trying his best to downplay the comparisons to the greatest defensive back in the history of Michigan football, but he’s not going to escape them.  The five-star cornerback will apparently wear No. 2 at Michigan, the number of former Heisman winner Charles Woodson.  Per the mgoboard, this gets me hype: — Alex Cook (@alexcook616...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabrill Peppers Stays Humble Amid Charles Woodson Comparisons

Blue-chip Michigan signee Jabrill Peppers.(Twitter/@MaizeBlueNews) Jabrill Peppers is one of the most highly touted players in the incoming freshman class. Any Michigan cornerback is going to feel pressure in living up to the legacy of Wolverine legend Charles Woodson, but that pressure is unique for Peppers in that Woodson has made some light comparisons himself. To Peppers credit...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how good could the Raiders defense be?

The Oakland Raiders defense has been revamped every season since the Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen era began. Last season was the most dramatic change with only a couple of returning starters, but this year is not far behind. It looks as though the Raiders may only have four starters from 2013 who are starting again this season. My early prediction of the starters on defense for the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Interesting betting lines for the Raiders 2014 season

As the Raiders finish up organized team activities this week and enter mandatory mini-camp on June 17th, fans in Raider Nation have to be itching for some football. In the interest of creating some thought provoking fun. How about I propose some questions to ponder and maybe bet with either your friend or enemy for the upcoming 2014 season. Will Charles Woodson play in over or under...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders’ DJ Hayden could be out until training camp

Two weeks ago, Oakland Raiders second-year cornerback DJ Hayden injured his ankle participating in the Raiders offseason program. The following week, he was seen at OTAs on the sideline, in a walking boot. On Monday, when the Raiders gathered for another OTA session, Hayden still wasn’t on the field. Instead he remained in a protective boot. When the injury happened, the severity...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

How Long Can Charles Woodson Keep Playing?

Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders has been my favorite player since he was drafted in 1998. I was 11 years old then. Now, I’m still a huge fan and don’t want his career to end. I wouldn’t know who my new favorite player would be. As a fan though I would want him to finish […] The post How Long Can Charles Woodson Keep Playing? appeared first on Champs Nation.
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Doesn’t sound like Charles Woodson is ready to retire

It sounds like Raiders safety Charles Woodson would like to play past this coming season.  At least that’s what he’s thinking right now. “I’m not looking at this being my last year,” Woodson said on Monday via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. Woodson turns 38 years-old this coming October.  He had 97 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 2 interceptions last yearn Oakland...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

D.J. Hayden: ‘I’m feeling a whole lot better’

Oakland Raiders second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden is “feeling a whole lot better” this offseason. Last year, Hayden, the Raiders top pick in the 2013 draft, was still recovering from the near-fatal heart injury and surgery that ended his college career early. “I’m great, I’m feeling a whole lot better,” Hayden said last week, via “I’ve been lifting (weights...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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