LaMarr Woodley moved to the Oakland Raiders in the off-season but it looks like he is still thinking like a Pittsburgh Steelers man, the team he spent the first seven years of his career at.
The Steelers are perennial playoff contenders, the Raiders however really aren't. That hasn't stopped the 29-year old from continually claiming that his new side can make it to the post-season despite being one of the worst franchises in the league last season ending up with the 5th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
But the former Super Bowl winner isn’t about to back down from his lofty predictions, recently reiterating that the Raiders were a playoff calibre team.
“People definitely reacted when I said this was a playoff-caliber team,” Woodley said. “That should always be the main objective. If your goal is to go 8-8, I don’t want you on my team. We’re aiming for the top. Anything less is unacceptable.”
“After going back and looking at Raiders games from last year, they were in a lot of close games and couldn’t seal the deal,” Woodley said. “During the offseason, they brought in guys who know how to win. You need that attitude to get to the next level."
I wonder if Woodley will be as positive come November, where his new side have to face Seattle in Washington, entertain the Denver Broncos and then come up against the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers - all teams that made the playoffs in 2013.