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Raiders star Charles Woodson tells his teammates that 'we suck'

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It could not be going much worse for Oakland Raiders right now. They are 0-2 and veteran Cornerback Charles Woodson is far from impressed.

Instead of keeping his frustration under wraps the former Packers star ripped into his own team after their 30-14 home loss to the Houston Texans.

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"We suck. Today that's as blunt as I could put it," Woodson told the San Jose Mercury News. "For whatever reason. Defensively we just won't stop people, especially early in games. Every first drive a team is able to go and get points. Today it happened all day."

It wasn't just his defensive colleges he got stuck into. He also laid into his offence, "Offensively we put the ball on the ground, we had opportunities and we didn't capitalize on them. Collectively we look bad. It's frustrating because everything that other people say about you, we're making them right."


The Raiders were so bad on Sunday, they went scoreless in the first three quarters, turning the ball over four times finding themselves 27-0 down before Darren McFadden punched one in on a one-yard run with 14:12 left on the clock. You could tell it was not going to be Oakland's day when James Jones fumbled the ball twice during the same play only for Hourston's D.J. Swearinger to recover the ball on the Texans three-yard line.

Woodson was also sympathetic towards the fans, saying: "I'm really embarrassed. When I came into the stadium today on the bus and I see all the fans there, everybody is optimistic. It's our first home game. They're excited to see their Raiders and what was that that we put out there on the field today. That's embarrassing. I'm embarrassed for this team, I'm embarrassed for the fans."

Things are not set to improve in week three for the Raiders. They travel to New England to face a Patriots team who will be eager to impress in their home opener.

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