we love Chuck "Not Norris" Woodson

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I have to praise this guy, he's had his best year in at least 6 seasons and a career year concerning interceptions, 7 so far.

As far as I'm concerned he was worth his price! This guy can play and he's tough as hell..!

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Charles Woodson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -Despite the Green Bay Packers' recent improvement on defense, cornerback Charles Woodson isn't satisfied.

The Packers have won three straight games - against non-playoff teams San Francisco and Minnesota - and have a chance to finish the season with a .500 record and even a shot at the postseason going into the regular season finale. However, Woodson doesn't believe success against struggling teams means there's been a dramatic turnaround.

"It's been improvement, but we're nowhere near where we can be,'' Woodson said.

Recalling that it wasn't so long ago that New England and the New York Jets "ran us up and down the field,'' Woodson said there is more work to be done.

"Those were, I guess, a couple of the elite teams that we played that we didn't have success against,'' he said. "(We) played a few teams that are not at that level, and we won those games - and we're supposed to, you know? But when it comes to the playoffs, now you're going to get everybody's best shot, and you're going to get the best in the league. So that's going to be the true test, if we get in, how we fare against those teams.''

If the Packers still have a chance at a playoff berth when they kick off Sunday night, they'll have to beat NFC-best Chicago at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Packers 26-0 in the season opener at Lambeau.

"That was pretty embarrassing to the team, to this organization,'' Woodson said. "You know, we've got to go out there and definitely put forth a better effort than that. We feel pretty good this week. But like I said, only time will tell.''

The Packers started 1-4 and were 4-8 after losing to New England, Seattle and the New York Jets. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the team was able to remain "on target'' after the losses.

"I think it's important at that time to just stay in touch with reality,'' McCarthy said. "It wasn't the best of losses. There isn't a good loss I've experienced, but I think you need to sort through the facts and make sure you answer the questions why that happened, how it happened, and correct it and move on. And we really have.

"Our players have done an excellent job just taking it one day at a time as far as we've prepared each and every week in trying to get better. I think the defense has really exemplified that in their performance of late. We're just finding ways to win football games and that's what it's all about.''

Woodson said it would have been easy for players to lose focus and give up on the season after the 38-10 loss at home to the Jets on Dec. 3. But they didn't, and now they have something to play for.

"A month ago, we were all thinking about what flight we were going to catch, leaving after this game to get everybody back to their respective hometowns or whatever,'' Woodson said. "Now you've got an opportunity to keep playing, so it's all exciting.

"We know we've got talent on this team, we know we've got good football players, and just going out there and working each day, we feel good about what we get accomplished. And it just carried over into the field. We got a couple wins, and once you get a couple wins, and you get on a little roll, it starts to feel better and better.''

Woodson isn't surprised by the Packers' recent winning streak, but instead by the way they struggled early on.

"Coming into this season, I think we all felt good about the team we had,'' Woodson said. "I don't think any of us expected to drop the games we dropped. I thought we'd be in pretty good position at this point.

"I always expected we'd be a good team. So having a chance with a 7-8 record, that's surprising. But with the way we've been playing, that's not surprising.''

yah Woodson has been money, i'd love to see him speak up more like he has in this article.
 

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Charles Woodson

Gakk, I think you should edit this thread to the official 'we love Chuck "Not Norris" Woodson' thread...

But yeah, this guy's awesome, let's hope he continues his high level of play for years to come! :beer:
 

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Re: Charles Woodson

Good thread Gakk. Woody took a hell of a lot of criticism this year from fans and the media. He did however earn some of it by not taking part in the preseason workouts and other preseason events, but he has really proven himself to me and the Packers organization. I think as he gets more comforatable in the Packers D he will only continue to get better. Im sure the fact that he has a shut down corner opposite him helps him do what he is doing.
 

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I was worried about the Woodson pick initially(yet hopeful, as I usually am, which some people hate for some reason). Woodson had a bad rep for being hurt,selfish, and just not good anymore.

They were wrong! And he is a good leader it seems. With Snap,Crackle, and Poppinga roaming the middle level and Kampman and Company down low, we get to let Al and Chuck do their physical thing (While we try and fix the godamn safety position, which better be fixed in 2007).

Good times. Good signing!
 

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Yeah to think espn or si said we made 2 big mistakes by giving cash to Kamp and Woody. I thought Woodson was going to be oft injured but I heard he gets like 35k for every game he starts or gets specific amount of minutes as in his contract. Anyone else hear this?
 

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Nice pics Gakk.

Woodson was a nice addition. I'm glad I was wrong. I didn't dog him when we made the deal, but I just worried that he'd get hurt and not play the year out. Next year, I'll buy a Woodson jersey to go along with my other Packer ones. :)
 

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1 Champ Bailey DEN 9 92 0 32
2 Asante Samuel NE 8 92 0 33
3 Nnamdi Asomugha OAK 8 59 1 24
4 Rashean Mathis JAC 7 146 0 55
5 Charles Woodson GB 7 58 1 23


He ranks 5th, let's hope Griese or Grossman throws him a couple!

We have a top CB in Woodson!
 

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1 Champ Bailey DEN 9 92 0 32
2 Asante Samuel NE 8 92 0 33
3 Nnamdi Asomugha OAK 8 59 1 24
4 Rashean Mathis JAC 7 146 0 55
5 Charles Woodson GB 7 58 1 23


He ranks 5th, let's hope Griese or Grossman throws him a couple!

We have a top CB in Woodson!

Also, he's tied for first in the NFC! :thumbsup:
 

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~TheJoker~ said:
its ridiculous Asomugha got snubbed by the pro bowl selection

With a white boy and a rookie as safety "help", no less.
Im white, and can ball at safety, wtf joker, you're white too. Stu doesnt suck cause he is white. Actually, he had a semi decent year this season.

Charles and Nnamdi both got robbed. Nnamdi is the best man cover CB in the AFC. I am really wishing CWood was on the other side of him now, even though Fabian has been great this year for Oakland.

Like I've said before, as long as ther teams decide to throw at Charles he will make plays. The problem is when they do it, he picks balls off at an alarming rate so they go away from him. In Oakland, he always had a playmaking corner on the other side of him, and they still went away from him.

Eric Allen, Tory James, and PBuch all could pick off a ball (although Buchanon is a bad player, he is dangerous as hell).
 

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~TheJoker~ said:
Tiger said:
its ridiculous Asomugha got snubbed by the pro bowl selection

With a white boy and a rookie as safety "help", no less.
Im white, and can ball at safety, wtf joker, you're white too. Stu doesnt suck cause he is white. Actually, he had a semi decent year this season.

I can also ball at safety, too. But I'm no Ed Reed. Hell, Stu is juuust fast enough to tackle a guy before he scores. That's his job in Oakland, to be the last guy to tackle (or not) someone before they score.

Stu sucks Celtic. Lose the homer mentality and you'll see he was just a great college player and will now always be just a tackling safety, nothing more. And even though I'm not coming at you, and simply giving my opinion, I have a feeling you'll turn this into a four week debate, so I'ma stop there.

(come to think about it, I'd rather have him back there than Marquand)
 

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well black guys can't sport QB! hah

Doug Williams has an SB ring. McNabb's excellent. These stats don't lie:
+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| Passing | Rushing |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| Year TM | G | Comp Att PCT YD Y/A TD INT | Att Yards TD |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| 1999 phi | 12 | 106 216 49.1 948 4.4 8 7 | 47 313 0 |
| 2000 phi | 16 | 330 569 58.0 3365 5.9 21 13 | 86 629 6 |
| 2001 phi | 16 | 285 493 57.8 3233 6.6 25 12 | 82 482 2 |
| 2002 phi | 10 | 211 361 58.4 2289 6.3 17 6 | 63 460 6 |
| 2003 phi | 16 | 275 478 57.5 3216 6.7 16 11 | 71 355 3 |
| 2004 phi | 15 | 300 469 64.0 3875 8.3 31 8 | 41 220 3 |
| 2005 phi | 9 | 211 357 59.1 2507 7.0 16 9 | 25 55 1 |
| 2006 phi | 10 | 180 316 57.0 2647 8.4 18 6 | 32 212 3 |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| TOTAL | 104 | 1898 3259 58.2 22080 6.8 152 72 | 447 2726 24 |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+

Check out Doug Williams' Super Bowl victory stats:
*1987 den W,42-10 | 18 29 340 4 1 | 2 -2 0

Besides that one interception, those are Montana numbers

Steve McNair's put up some fat numbers over his career:
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| Passing | Rushing |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| Year TM | G | Comp Att PCT YD Y/A TD INT | Att Yards TD |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| 1995 hou | 6 | 41 80 51.2 569 7.1 3 1 | 11 38 0 |
| 1996 hou | 10 | 88 143 61.5 1197 8.4 6 4 | 31 169 2 |
| 1997 ten | 16 | 216 415 52.0 2665 6.4 14 13 | 101 674 8 |
| 1998 ten | 16 | 289 492 58.7 3228 6.6 15 10 | 76 568 4 |
| 1999 ten | 11 | 187 331 56.5 2179 6.6 12 8 | 72 337 8 |
| 2000 ten | 16 | 248 396 62.6 2847 7.2 15 12 | 71 404 0 |
| 2001 ten | 15 | 264 431 61.3 3350 7.8 21 12 | 75 416 5 |
| 2002 ten | 16 | 301 492 61.2 3387 6.9 22 15 | 82 440 3 |
| 2003 ten | 14 | 250 400 62.5 3215 8.0 24 7 | 38 138 4 |
| 2004 ten | 8 | 129 215 60.0 1343 6.2 8 9 | 23 128 1 |
| 2005 ten | 14 | 292 476 61.3 3161 6.6 16 11 | 32 139 1 |
| 2006 bal | 15 | 272 433 62.8 2834 6.5 16 11 | 40 109 1 |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+
| TOTAL | 157 | 2577 4304 59.9 29975 7.0 172 113 | 652 3560 37 |
+----------+-----+---------------------------------------+-----------------+


Michael Vick is one of the most exciting QBs to watch. His problem is he tries to do too much, thus resulting in injuries he shouldn't get if he'd learn to rely on his team more to do their jobs.
 

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well black guys can't sport QB! hah
Black guys can be fine QBs, just as white guys can be good safeties.

~TheJoker~ said:
Stu sucks Celtic. Lose the homer mentality and you'll see he was just a great college player and will now always be just a tackling safety, nothing more. And even though I'm not coming at you, and simply giving my opinion, I have a feeling you'll turn this into a four week debate, so I'ma stop there.
Nothing to do with a "homer mentality" Stu had a good year. He is the FS #1 pass defense in the NFL and his speed is above average for an NFL safety.

I would bet you havent watched too many Raider games this season. Stu isnt great, but he is a solid NFL safety. Btw, if I wanted to have 4 week long debates with you, I wouldn't have been ignoring you for the better part of 8 months. What you said was BS though, Stu doesnt suck cause he is white.
 

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