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Charles Woodson: We looked like the Bad News Bears

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The Jets came into Sunday’s game against the Raiders having scored 20 points in their previous three games, all of which were losses, and started a quarterback who hadn’t thrown a touchdown pass since late October.

So it was only natural that Geno Smith threw a touchdown and the Jets rang up 37 points in a 37-27 victory that kept their playoff hopes flickering a little while longer. Safety Charles Woodson was not happy to be part of a Raiders defense that allowed Smith, who was benched against the Dolphins in Week 13, “to be sort of great” and said that the unit bore the blame for the loss.

“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.”

Plenty of people predicted a gloomy finish for the Raiders this season, so their 4-9 record doesn’t come as any great shock. The fact that they’ve gone from 3-4 to 4-9 may make it feel worse, but the holes were always there to be exploited by the opposition and the Raiders will have to work hard to fill them this offseason if they want to avoid further soiling of their uniform pants.

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31 Responses to “Charles Woodson: We looked like the Bad News Bears”
  1. chargersdiehard says: Dec 9, 2013 9:36 AM

    Hey Joey! Choo choo!

  2. joetoronto says: Dec 9, 2013 9:36 AM

    With 70 million in cap space available next year, I wouldn’t be too concerned about this year.

    Hopefully, C-Wood is there next year to help transition the free agents.

  3. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:39 AM

    I don’t even think the bad news Bears would let Geno Smith get off like that. That QB’s blind as a bat when it comes to field vision.

    It’s not all the players’ fault though.

  4. raiderufan says: Dec 9, 2013 9:48 AM

    I don’t even care about how good we made Smith look….the tackling on the Ivory TD made my soul hurt.

  5. r8rnuck says: Dec 9, 2013 9:59 AM

    we deserve to get made fun of after this…at least most of the other games were competitive…this one made me want to turn off the tv

  6. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 9, 2013 10:09 AM

    another 4-12 season looms.And I’m sorry but 60 million under the cap doesnt mean squat of you don’t spent it wisely.And who wants to come play there anyways?Crappy stadium,half the seats tarped to avoid blackouts,a market dominated by the much more successful Niners and no new stadium in site for them.Oh and not even a top 3 pick!

  7. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Dec 9, 2013 10:15 AM

    It was moronic to have started Pryor over McGloin in the first place. Everyone, but the Raiders, knew that was a foolish move from the start.

  8. thethunderofgunns says: Dec 9, 2013 10:40 AM

    I just knew they would go there and lose because my Raiders have this uncanny way of making a crap team look good.

    When we face a team and prior to kickoff the announcers are saying things like ‘the other team hasn’t scored a TD in 17 quarters’, and, ‘they haven’t had a safety in 96 years’, and that ‘their ST’s haven’t EVER returned a ball all the way for a score’, right then you know they’ll get all of that done on this day and in this game. :)

  9. dblegend says: Dec 9, 2013 10:53 AM

    Hey Woodson, you could’ve signed with the Broncos but decided to take the money and run to Oakland…..How did that work out for you?

  10. thethunderofgunns says: Dec 9, 2013 10:58 AM

    dblegend says:
    Dec 9, 2013 10:53 AM
    Hey Woodson, you could’ve signed with the Broncos but decided to take the money and run to Oakland…..How did that work out for you?

    ———————————————-

    Shut it. He and Peyton have already rented the MGM to watch the SB together. Forehead knows he ain’t going.

  11. r81ders says: Dec 9, 2013 11:06 AM

    @ dblegend Broncos havent won anything yet i like peyton like seeing him play but lets see if he dont pull the magic trick and send the donkeys home for the winter, For my RAIDERS well you cant fix dumb they need help QUICK

  12. raiderrob21 says: Dec 9, 2013 11:21 AM

    With our 4th and 5th string RBs playing the offense had a minor excuse, the defense however, had no excuse. We looked terrible.

  13. upperdecker19 says: Dec 9, 2013 11:29 AM

    Buttermaker demands an explanation.

  14. granadafan says: Dec 9, 2013 11:37 AM

    Yes, it was a huge embarassment to lose to Geno, but not as bad as the Steelers who made Tebow look like Joe Montana in a playoff game.

  15. andyr2120 says: Dec 9, 2013 11:43 AM

    How is this a surprise? They dumped a lot of players and didn’t have the cap space to replace them this year. The team has some potential, but most of the guys are role players. No stars, unless you include C Wood or McFadden. They are actually doing pretty well.

  16. DaytradingHQ says: Dec 9, 2013 12:04 PM

    Somebody FIRE! Mckenzie the clueless GM. How does he escape criticism when his signings have been crap and draft picks who are basically scrubs that wouldnt make it on any other team.

  17. JSpicoli says: Dec 9, 2013 12:32 PM

    It really is to be expected with what they have. The poor play calling and lack of imagination or any balls whatsoever does make me want to see DAllen fired after the season.

    57 million under. Reggie get some hogs to surround Valdheer and Lil Wiz, DL right after that.

  18. JSpicoli says: Dec 9, 2013 12:34 PM

    This is just a random thought from that game.

    Ivory runs friggin hard, and did you see that block he put on Sio Moore? Ouch!

  19. silvernblak says: Dec 9, 2013 12:44 PM

    The sad thing is RM has had no money to even hire a janitor, but that’s no excuse for horrible coaching! DA has no ability to notice talent or potential in a player. Reece all year has been invisible and TP standing sidelined? He has more potential then Cam Newton if he had a coach that new how to coach. Instead of development of players he is looking for the quick wins with a revolving door in players! He needs to be fired! We need a coach that puts players in position to win just like DA said he WAS going to do! I can barely watch them play anymore!

  20. mullman76 says: Dec 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    Brutal.

    Moving on.

    Go Raiders

  21. aldog83 says: Dec 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    Woodson would have been in the playoffs had he went to Denver!

    And he would have a front row seat to the latest Peyton Manning Playoff Meltdown!

    If Manning was fortunate enough to make the Super Bowl….

    he will be playing in a Blizzard!

    Last me checked Peyton in Cold AND Postseason. …

    Bad Combo!

    Sorry Donkeys!

    Enjoy your awesome regular season again

  22. sagatti says: Dec 9, 2013 12:56 PM

    All NFL players want is a CHANCE to win it all. Woodson had to know Oakland never had a CHANCE to win a ring. He just wanted a CHANCE to cash that check. He got his CHANCE to get paid but what are the CHANCES he waisted his time? I’d say they’re pretty good..lol
    # broncos4life

  23. 1nationraidernation says: Dec 9, 2013 2:15 PM

    well where are all the fans who were saying McGloin should be in Canton, with his 1-3 starting record….. oh yeah how about Rashad Jennings being “da man” because DMC can’t stay healthy…lets see 3 starts, and out ……I love the “desire” to try to make something out of nothing, but the fact is Raiders are a team that were dismantled last year, and basically bottomed out….with that said, the way Pryor played early on in the season (before the o-line went inactive) we all got some hope….when we all knew it was going to be a tough year…..Bottom line the worse is behind us…..I have no problem getting another qb, and letting McGloin, Pryor, and whoever else battle it out..it is all about the qb

  24. raideralex99 says: Dec 9, 2013 3:16 PM

    I bet Palmer is real happy Reggie dumped his salary.
    Some of these Raider fans have to get over it … a drop back QB is the only way to win.

  25. thethunderofgunns says: Dec 9, 2013 3:22 PM

    At least we’re not the San Diego Dyson’s. They never lose suction. :)

  26. returntoexcellence says: Dec 9, 2013 4:12 PM

    sagatti says:
    Dec 9, 2013 12:56 PM
    All NFL players want is a CHANCE to win it all. Woodson had to know Oakland never had a CHANCE to win a ring. He just wanted a CHANCE to cash that check. He got his CHANCE to get paid but what are the CHANCES he waisted his time? I’d say they’re pretty good..lol
    # broncos4life
    ____________________________

    I think this says more about your organization than it does ours. I too would rather lose in Silver & Black than have false hopes in pumpkin orange. Now go back to praying your quarterback doesn’t choke in the playoffs mule lover…

  27. dasmol says: Dec 9, 2013 4:45 PM

    I tried to DVR the raider game, but when I tried to play it back, it had recorded “The Biggest Loser.”

    Go figure.

  28. zeddicuszorander says: Dec 9, 2013 5:00 PM

    Raider fans lead the league in excuses.
    We’ve got injuries!!
    We’re rebuilding!!
    We’ve got 70 million next year in cap space!!
    Blah…blah…blah.

    You’ve got nothing but pipe dreams…..cuddle your ancient trophies to your chest and enjoy the yesteryears…..you’ll never see it again.

  29. raiderapologist says: Dec 9, 2013 6:47 PM

    zeddicuszorander says: Dec 9, 2013 5:00 PM

    You’ve got nothing but pipe dreams…..cuddle your ancient trophies to your chest and enjoy the yesteryears…..you’ll never see it again.
    —————-
    If Charger fan even had one dusty old Lombardi they would talk about it. But they have nothing. Not even yesteryears.

  30. zeddicuszorander says: Dec 9, 2013 8:32 PM

    That’s what your trophies are Apologist….. old and dusty. Hope you enjoyed your run……the basement is home now.

  31. monropoobah says: Dec 10, 2013 4:26 AM

    zeddicuszorander says:
    Dec 9, 2013 8:32 PM
    That’s what your trophies are Apologist….. old and dusty. Hope you enjoyed your run……the basement is home now.

    gotta say that is pretty sad if you want to pick on a raider fan. i guess i must like underdogs because i’ve been a jet fan since the dawn of modern civilization. still i feel sorrier for sad sacks that have nothing to do but troll the blog ridiculing a team that’s down. and you just have to be able to read to understand that raider fans are well aware of their predicament.
    go raiders!

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