Woodley: Raiders Are Still a Playoff Contender

Al Bello/Getty Images(ALAMEDA) -- Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley still believes that this current roster is a playoff team in 2014.

The Raiders reported to OTAs on Tuesday and Woodley backed up his comments from March about the team being a playoff contender.

"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."

Woodley believes that the team has a lot of potential, with new veterans brought in that include quarterback Matt Schaub.

"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."

Woodley spent his first seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before coming to Oakland this offseason.


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