Flores and Woodson Make the Hall of Fame

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It was a big night for the Las Vegas Raiders; they added two members to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Cornerback/safety Charles Woodson and head coach Tom Flores finally made the cut after waiting for many years.

Tom Flores

It was long overdue, but Flores is finally in the Hall of Fame. Combined as a player, assistant coach, and head coach Flores has four Super Bowl rings. Flores coached the Raiders from 1979 to 1987 and compiled a record of 83-53. He led the Raiders to two Super Bowls and five playoff appearances.

Flores was the first minority coach to win a Super Bowl in 1980 when the Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The Raiders also became the first wild card team to win the Super Bowl that season. After five seasons of not coaching, Flores came back to coach the Seattle Seahawks in 1992.

In three seasons in Seattle, Flores won 14 games and lost 34, which hurt his overall record. Flores finished his coaching career with a 97-87 record and 8-3 playoff record. Still a pretty good recond and deserving to be in the Hall of Fame. Mike Dikta and Flores are the only people in the Hall of Fame to win a Super Bowl as a player and coach.

Charles Woodson

The Raiders drafted Woodson im the 1998 draft with the fourth pick. He went on to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award that same season. Woodson went on to play seven more years for the Raiders, making four Prow Bowls, before heading to the Green Bay Packers.

With the Packers, Woodson won the Defensive Player of the year in 2009 and won a Super Bowl. In the 2009 season, Woodson finished with nine interceptions, with three returned for a touchdown and forced four fumbles. Woodson played some of his best football while with the Packers, making four straight consecutive Pro Bowls from 2008 to 2011 and made to NFL All-Pro teams in that time frame. The Hall of Famer played seven seasons in Green Bay before coming back to play for the Raiders.

Woodson played his final three seasons in Oakland, but this time as a safety; in his last season with the Raiders in 2015, Woodson made the Pro Bowl and intercepted five passes. Woodson was the first player in NFL history to have at least 50 interceptions and 20 sacks. The former Raider finished his career fifth all-time on the NFL list with 65 interceptions. Woodson is one of the best Raiders ever.

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