Raiders News: Charles Woodson’s Defining Moment Lifts Raiders


In the second quarter between the Raiders and Jaguars yesterday, Chad Henne was marching his team down the field. With the Jaguars inside the Raiders’ 10-yard-line and the chance to tie the game, Charles Woodson made a flying tackle on Maurice Jones-Drew. It not only saved a potential game-tying touchdown, but inspired his teammates.

Despite fifteen years in the league, that super human play motivated rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden via Levi Damien of SB Nation’s Silver & Black Pride:

“It’s motivation. If he can do it, anyone of us can do it. Just him being out there, proud of us, playing along with us, it’s a great honor. It’s an honor to have a great player like that playing with you.”

While his teammates and coaches were inspired because of his age, Woodson believes he can continue to play at a high level and help the Raiders win via Damien:

 “No matter the age, as long as my body feels good I can go out there and play football. I don’t think it’s really about showing anybody anything than it is going out and trying to help the team win and doing whatever I can to help the team win.”

After playing with the Raiders for the first eight years of his career, the 36-year-old safety received the largest applause from the home crowd who were eager to see him in a Raiders uniform once again.

The Raiders will look to build on that amazing defensive play from Woodson as they travel to face the Denver Broncos on Monday.