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Former Oakland Raiders linebacker LaMarr Woodley thinks Oakland will start “bringing in Lombardi [Trophies]” if they learn by the “Raider Way,” per Raiders team reporter Eddie Paskal.
According to Woodley, the Raider Way entails that people are sharing information with each other and picking each other’s brain. Essentially, doing whatever they can to help their teammates get better.
Woodley noticed that Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack exemplified this trait as Mack would never stop asking questions when he was a young player.
Now, Mack must return the favor by giving tips and answering any questions that young Oakland players may have.
Once information flows openly and teaching becomes part of the team’s culture, then that is when the team is doing it by the Raider Way and has a great shot at winning Super Bowls.
With Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Mack changing the culture, Woodley seems to be correct as Oakland has the fourth-best odds to win the Super Bowl in 2018.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.