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LaMarr Woodley confident about the Oakland Raiders being a playoffs team

LaMarr Woodley #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks downfield against the Baltimore Ravens on November 18, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
LaMarr Woodley #56 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks downfield against the Baltimore Ravens on November 18, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who mostly acts like a pass rusher and is very good at it, is very confident about the Oakland Raiders for the 2014 season. Woodley has expressed that the Raiders will break the 11-year losing streak and will mostly likely head for the playoffs.

It was reported by ESPN on Wednesday morning that Woodley told radio station show 95.7 The Game that the Raiders are going to be a playoff bound team. He gaged this claim from film that he saw on the Raiders based on the all the games that could have been victories for Oakland last season.

"I can definitely see (the Raiders) as a playoff team," Woodley said Tuesday on the radio show during his interview. "Last year, going back and watching some film on the Raiders, there were a lot of opportunities here where they just didn't close it out."

LaMarr Woodley added that the Raiders always came out gunning the first half but failed to close out the game in the second half last season. He also mentioned that six games were lost by only 10 points or less due to that second half problem the Raiders had.

Woodley stated that the Raiders will learn to close the second half this year over the radio. Therefore, Woodley asserted that there will be more victories than losses this year, thus playoffs.

Woodley was signed as a free agent back in March for two years and a max value of $12 millions. Woodley came from the Pittsburgh Steelers and brings a veteran status to the Silver and Black.

LaMarr Woodley’s confidence is exactly what the Oakland Raiders need at this moment. After having 11 seasons with losing records, the winning attitude is the only way to go.

The article also stated that the playoff-bound attitude for the 2014 season that Woodley has is supported by many of the other veteran, free agents that were picked up during the off season. Many of them are behind Woodley all the way, and, hopefully, the Raiders will get back to their winning ways.