LOSING A PRO BOWLER IS NOT A GOOD THING.
I'm not Vince Lombardi. I'm not John Madden or Jon Gruden. I know a thing or two about football, but I surly don't know everything. And for the record, i think many people that listen to me on the radio know as much and often times, MORE than I do. But after today...wow...i may have to rethink this...The Packers lost S/DB/LB/Hot Dog Salesman/Whatever-you-need all EVERYTHING Charles Woodson. Here are SOME of the responses we received via Facebook, Twitter or Email this morning
Santo: "Now we we an replace him and let him retire in grace...He can still be an inspiration on the sideline but his lack of speed will no longer be a crutch on the field. This is a good thing."
Jason: "Our defense in my eyes will be the same if not better.."
Tim: We're loaded at DB...We'll be fine..."
Eddie: "not a huge loss in terms of performance."
Let me be clear about this. He's NOT the player he was 2 years ago, but he's still a DANGEROUS player on defense. There are 2 players on the Packers defense EVERY quarterback must recognize on defense when he comes to the line of scrimmage: #52 and #21. Woodson lines up EVERYWHERE. You MUST account for him. If not, he'll burn you with a PBU, sack, int or one of his textbook tackles. And please don't forget, he's the QB of the defense. And remember, it's not like he hasn't played well lately...he was a pro bowler in 2011.
LOSING A PRO BOWLER IS NOT A GOOD THING. Ask yourself this: Are you comfortable with M.D. Jennings at S? Anything besides "no" is a WRONG answer...the good news? Green Bay SHOULDN'T need #21 to beat Jax or AZ...then a bye...THEN it gets tough with games at Detroit and the Giants.