Packers team leader Charles Woodson welcomes the kind of verve rookie defensive lineman Jerel Worthy displayed in practice on Friday.
“I like our energy. I think that’s something we were missing last year,” Woodson told reporters following Friday’s practice, which was moved inside the Hudson Center due to rain.
Woodson delivered a kind of an unofficial state-of-the-defense preseason address to reporters. He began his remarks with thoughts on his move from cornerback to safety.
“I’m going to roam a little bit. It’s different than corner. It’ll be fun to play more safety. It’ll play to my advantage,” he said.
He also addressed the attempt to improve a defensive unit that fell to last in the league in 2011, following a No. 5 overall ranking in 2010. Poor tackling was a major contributor to the decline of the Packers defense last season.
“Any time there’s a defect in your game, it has to be an emphasis the next year. We have to make sure our defense is a fast and flowing defense, and if the first guy doesn’t get him, the second guy does,” Woodson said.
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