Cheap nfl Jerseys After 8 seasons as a Raider, Al Davis declined to use the franchise tag on Woodson, allowing him to be a free agent. Woodson made a startling confession on the documentary, admitting that he actually was considering retirement. Woodson, of course, continued his career, but the age of 29, the presumption was that his best days were behind him.
Woodson reluctantly signed with the Green Bay Packers, going as far to admit that he did not want to be there, and that he was looking for a way out. And it nearly happened, due to an argument with a coach.
Cheap jersey wholesale But Charles quickly got settled in Green Bay. He registered 28 interceptions in his first four seasons as a Packer — 11 more than than he did during his eight seasons in Oakland. In 2009, at the age of 34, Woodson won the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award. He had 9 interceptions, 3 of which he returned for a touchdown — while also forcing 4 fumbles.
It was in Green Bay that Woodson matured and developed into a leader. He gave the pre-game hype speeches, he became a mentor for the younger players on the team, and he became the heart and soul of that locker room.
The Packers were in the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, having defeated the Chicago Bears in order to get there. President Obama made a comment that if his favorite team wasn’t in it (the Bears), he had no interest in going to watch the game.
Oakland Raiders Jerseys So Charles being Charles, of course, had something to say about that.
“If the President doesn’t want to come watch us in the Super Bowl, guess what? We’ll go see him.”
But when he finally got back to the big game, Charles broke his collarbone before halftime. As a Raiders fan, watching that game, I was sick to my stomach. I could care less about the Packers, but I badly wanted Charles to hoist that Lombardi trophy.
Woodson gave an emotional speech during halftime, that Aaron Rodgers briefly touched on. The Packers would go on to win that game, and Charles was finally a Super Bowl champion.