Oakland Raiders S Charles Woodson has been playing the safety spot for a few seasons, but he finally is getting comfortable with his role at the position.
“When I moved to safety a couple of years ago, I was really playing the position as an athlete,” Woodson told FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I was just going back there and doing it because I can play football and for the most part put myself in the right position. But what [Raiders assistant] Marcus [Robertson] is doing is molding me into a safety and allowing me to see the game from the middle of the field and understanding angles from that position.
With Woodson more comfortable in his role and more comfortable in where he is supposed to be on the field, he will be able to make more plays. Woodson can still use his athleticism on the field to make plays, but it will be his familiarity in the defense and in the role that will get him in better position to make the plays this season.
All his years at the corner role has given him the feel for the action on the field. He already had the instincts for the position. Now he is more comfortable to make the play.