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Charles Woodson

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by rodell330, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. rodell330

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    Is it just me or did anybody else watch Charles Woodsons innterview and wanna cry? Lol. i missed his leadership and playmaking ability big time. Its no accident the ints are down. On another note..i hope Burnett and Heyward are ready after the bye...we have some good offensive teams on the horizon.
     
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  2. weeds

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    I didn't see it ... do you have a link for me? I too am a fan of Woodson.
     
  3. Un4GivN

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    I did... and then when he stuck it to Welker on the goaline, I did shed a little tear. It reminded me of the time he knifed in to stop Willis McGahee on the goaline vs the Raven in 2011. Great player.
     
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    Down 27-7
     
  5. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    So we're just going to ignore the way Denver picked on him all night long? He was abused more than a red headed step child. Cutting him loose was the right call, I just wish the options to replace him had panned out...
     
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  6. 12theTruth

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    In his hay day Woodson was the man. I'll take the 2009 Woodson but the 2013 Woodson is a step or two slow. He's one of my favorite Packers post-Lombardi.
     
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  7. rodell330

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    Still a beast in my mind..all the great ones give up a play or two, but even at age 36 he's still better than any safety or corner we have imo. He may be a step slower but the play making ability is still there. His hit on welker and the one he made on MJD last week gave me chills.
     
  8. El Guapo

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    He played the run well last night. I wanted to watch Woodson, my man from Minnesota Eric Dekker, and see how Pryor plays. Woodson was in on a lot of tackles, but HyponGrey nailed it. They picked on Woodson. Then again, Manning picked their entire secondary apart.

    I can't say that our lack of INTs is a result of Woodson being gone. I'd say it's more about our starting safety and best yound CB having not played. Burnett had 2 INTs last season and Heyward had 6 INTs. Woodson had 1 INT all of last season. The facts don't speak well for your argument.
     
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    Not even the fact that he missed more than half the season due to his collar bone? can't use that against his numbers...he was injured. Wanna argue numbers lets argue the season before the injury where i believe he led the team in takeaways.
     
  10. mradtke66

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    Now that's just crazy talk. Woodson is no longer a cover man and thus a worse corner than Shields, Hayward, House, and Williams. He's too slow. At best, he'd be the dime back on our team this year (probably the nickel with Hayward being out right now.)

    At safety, yeah, he'd be an upgrade over Jennings/McMillian, but not Burnett. But what if one of those two get's their act together and becomes a competent starter?

    Part of Woodson's problem is he's a bit of a gambler. That's okay at corner with safety help over the top. Now HE'S the safety over the top. Did you see last night's game? Solid tackler, yes. But he completely botched a post-corner route Welker ran because he was guessing. Had he played the receiver straight up, he would have had a chance. As it was, he was completely out of position. TD Denver.

    He was great. He no longer is. Hoping for success based on the former glory of aging players is how you end up like the Steelers this year.
     
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  11. El Guapo

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    Collarbone is a good point, but that's part of the reason for his departure. The injuries were mounting.
     
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  12. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Woodson misses his playmaking ability too I'm not sure he is a better Safety than Jennings this year TBH.
    A play or two? He gave up far more than that. A play or two was all he MADE. The "ability" is there, but the "opportunity" isn't because he can't get there. I love Wood, and he's one of the best to ever strap on a helmet, but lets just be honest with ourselves, he's not the Charles Woodson we all know and love. I almost cried watching him play the Colts, just remembering who he was and watching who he now is.
     
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  13. fanindaup

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    I would trust Woodson in the dime over Bush...
     
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    Woodson's jersey is only one I own currently, got it in 2010. Still wear it every game day.
     
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    I miss Woodsons huge play making abilities. It always seemed when an INT was needed he was right there to make it happen.
     
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    Me to bro!! i rock the home and away one..depending on where we play of course.
     
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    Have some and had some already haha
     
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    He is a complete liability, anyone calling for him is purely basing it off what he did previously and not what he can do. Take the name off the jersey and you are looking at a very rapidly declining player that got little attention in free agency for a reason.
     
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    I opened the link to this forum, thinking it'd be about how sad it was watching Woodson play on MNF and that it's too bad to watch such a great get abused like that. But, alas, some still think he has it. As Ivo succinctly stated, he's well past his prime. The name recognition is all he has. He's a liability in a bad Oakland secondary. He wouldn't have made the team at CB in a fair competition - Shields, Tramon, Hayward, House, Bush (ST play carries the day), and Hyde (potential) are all better and he'd been in a dead heat at S, but probably wouldn't have beaten them out given their age and hope for improvement.
     
  20. 12theTruth

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    Sometimes the greats just don't know when to hang it up like Barry Sanders and Jim Brown. Go out on top and your legacy builds. Go out on a whimper and allow for second guessing.
     
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    Woodson still got some gas in the tank. Last night ties NFL Record with 13 career defensive TD returns and seals the game with a winning interception.

    It is inevitable that he isn't at the level of a couple years ago, but d@mn he's still got the heart of a champion and that unique play making ability.

    Woodson sure may be a step or two slow but in 2013 compared to Davon House, MD Jennings, Jarret Bush and Jerome McMillian-- Charles Woodson he'd be a Jim Thorpe.
     
  22. lambeaulambo

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    the man has gator arms and the refs know it. Loved the guy in his prime, but that unfortunately is not now.
     
  23. Bus Cook

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    About your sig. Was that a quote from Jolly when he got pulled over?
     
  24. weeds

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    I for one am happy as a stuck pig for Woodson. A guy with good form all the way around.
     
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  25. Trapped In Vikingville

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    I am also happy for Charles. I also believe that it WAS time for the Packers to move on from him. I didn't expect the next player to walk in and fill his shoes immediately. Work in progress.
     

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