Charles Woodson’s Regret On Al Davis: “I Wish We Had Talked”

Charles Woodson doesn’t have many regrets when it comes to his football career, but in an ESPN post this morning, Woodson mentioned at least one thing he wishes he had done differently – have a conversation with late Raiders owner, Al Davis.

I wish I would’ve had a conversation with Raiders owner Al Davis when I left as a free agent after the 2005 season. The organization and myself were willing to move on from each other, so I went my way and they went their way. I guess I didn’t see any reason to talk to Al, and he didn’t see a reason to talk to me. I wish now we had talked. Not that it would have changed anything, but it would have been good to sit down, face-to-face, and just talk to him and see what could have happened and how things went wrong at that time. You never know.

After missing 22 games over a four-year stretch, Al Davis chose not to spend on Woodson in 2005. Woodson recorded 38 interceptions over the next seven seasons in Green Bay before returning to Oakland in 2013 – two years after Davis passed.

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