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Charles Woodson says Tom Brady owes him everything he has

  • Jason Whitney

Even though it was over a decade ago, Charles Woodson still can’t get over the “Tuck Rule” game that helped Tom Brady catapault into superstardom. Since Tom Brady first won a super bowl in 2001, his life has been one of success, riches, and everything he could ever ask for. A lot of fans wonder how his life may have been different had he not been saved by the Tuck Rule in 2001.

Charles Woodson is one of those people.

The infamous “Tuck Rule” game in the 2001-2002 AFC playoffs is one of the most controversial and talked about games in NFL history even more than a decade later. Now, with Tom Brady being on the cusp of his sixth appearance in the Super Bowl, the controversy of the day has once again reared its head. Charles Woodson, the man who forced the fumble/incomplete pass/what have you, is speaking out yet again and saying that he STILL believes it to be a fumble and he still seems bitter about it.


It’s a question that will probably never be fully answered. It’s been hotly debated for years and probably will continue to be. But I think we all wonder where Tom Brady would be had the Raiders recovered that fumble and not had it overturned. Would he still be a multiple-time Super Bowl champion? Would we still be having debates over Brady vs Peyton and who’s truly the best quarterback of this generation and possibly of all time?

One thing is for sure, Charles Woodson sure thinks that Tom Brady owes him a BIG thank you.



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12 Responses to Charles Woodson says Tom Brady owes him everything he has

  • It was a crap rule. Because of that one instance it was later taken out of the rule book. They obviously realized it was a stupid rule

  • I saw that game on TV the day it was aired, I’m not a raider or patriot fan, it’s a fumble!

    • Definitely a fumble. I watched it and got this sick feeling (I’ma raider fan).

      Remember the banter here in Boston what a great call it was. But alas karma struck back…FINALLY…with the helmet catch and a loss to the Giants!!!!

      What goes around comes around for sure

  • I was watching that game at home alone with my wife and as soon as that play was over I said the Pats were going to win the Super Bowl, which was ridiculous. My thinking was with that type of lucky break, something you’ve never seen before, they seemed destined. I’ll admit that it was a tough break and I’ve never heard or seen anything like that before, they still had to win the game against amazing odds. They came through and tough shit for Woodson. Brady became THE MAN and we were all lucky to watch it happen. And to prove it wasn’t a fluke he did it again and again. What a guy!

  • Woodson, (whoever the hell he is) is still whining about losing the “Snow Bowl” game because of the “Tuck Rule” after all these years. Really? Yeah, it may not have been the greatest rule on the books, but I guarantee, he wouldn’t be bitching about it had it gone in the Raiders favor. Or, maybe he wants us to believe that the Raiders would have called it back, and said “Oh NO Mr. Referee PLEASE DON’T apply the Tuck Rule on that play. Clearly we fumbled.” Cry me a damn river, GET OVER IT ALREADY!!! And another thing its not like Brady and the Patriots were calling the shots that day. It was the refs so if he wants to be mad at somebody, be mad with them and whoever put the rule on the books.

  • By that same thinking, your pro career got a major push because you stole the Heisman from a much more talented and deserving college football player…and Peyton Manning is still much more talented than you and deservedly, has been rewarded throughout his career more for it than you. Karma’s a bitch isn’t it Charles.

  • I agree that it was a stupid rule…… but at the time, it was a rule. How many times has peyton gotten away with crap? Woodson needs to get over it. Oakland would have never beat St Louis, so guess what Charlie boy?….. no ring either way. And as far as Brady owing you for everything…. He still would’ve won in 03 and 04 despite the existence or non existence of Woodson.

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