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Charles Woodson ruled out again

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 26, 2012 – 7:15 pm

Following the recommendation of the team’s medical staff, Mike McCarthy has ruled out DB Charles Woodson (collarbone) for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Vikings.

Recently, McCarthy spoke of wanting to get Woodson in a game prior to the playoffs, because he hasn’t played since breaking the collarbone in St. Louis on Oct. 21. This week will mark the ninth straight game he’s missed.

“We were hopeful this was going to be the game,” McCarthy said. “This is his fourth week now going through practice.

“I know he’s disappointed. This is a game he’d really like to play in.”

Woodson continues to work on the scout team in practice.

The defensive line could be in better shape than it’s been in a while, however. DE C.J. Wilson returned to practice on a limited basis. he has missed the last four games with a knee injury. Also, DE Jerel Worthy was back at practice as a limited participant after missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury.

“C.J. Wilson is doing everything he possibly can to get on the field,” McCarthy said, adding that Thursday will be a big day for Wilson, as the team practices in full pads for the first time in a few weeks. “He wants to play.”


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36 Responses to “Charles Woodson ruled out again”

  1. By Tarlam on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    Dang, Wood! Don’t lose hope! The team will draw upond your leadership in the tournament!

  2. By Darrell on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    I was hoping to see Woodson play this week, but all I can hope for is that the time off will have him hungry in the playoffs and make big plays for us!!

  3. By Scott on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    Please put Woodson on IR and be done with it. He isnt going to be any help anyway…this season is over for him.

  4. By Darrell on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    u really think he’s no help to us?

  5. By Gouda on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    Scott, I think you undervalue what Charles brings to the table. He might not be playing in games but being on the practice field is making everyone else better. Not only the defense playing with him, but the offense on the other side get’s better having to play against him.

    Not only that, he brings a ton of experience and great leadership skills and all those new young DB’s look up to him as a mentor. You can’t put a price on that. That kind of stuff is invaluable to a team.

  6. By Fury on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Did anyone else notice Hayward’s play in the 2nd half this past Sunday? It looked like Capers is grooming him to be the next Woodson. They were sending him on corner blitzes on consecutive plays, and he was fairly successful.

    Don’t get me wrong, Woodson is my favorite Packer, but if he doesn’t come back, the defense is ready for it. I do personally think that the Packers would be better with him taking at least a few snaps a game, but the defensive backfield will be quite good even without him on the field.

    Really, the biggest thing the Packers are losing without Woodson in uniform is his ability as a run stopper. That’s pretty key when playing AD, especially when he’s chasing the rushing record.

  7. By Azzy on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    No one has an eye for the ball like woodson. No one.
    Woodson swats balls and turns them into fumbles, he picks people off much like Howard is doing lately, he rushes, he’s one of our best tacklers, he bumps people right of the line as you are supposed too, disrupts receivers. He is the whole defense in one.
    For people to say he won’t be of help is a very ignorant and narrow view of what the Packer’s defense is and has been since Woodson got here.
    Not to mention he is also one of the best at stopping big running backs. He might not have the speed or strength but you underestimate technique, and Woodson has more technique than any of our defenders.

    Also if you argue Howard is being groomed to be like Woodson, which I totally agree (did you see him chase down Peterson from the other side of the field and almost catching up in the 80+yard TD?), there is nothing more valuable to him than to see Woodson in live action to learn.

  8. By NJG£RJAJ£ST on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

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  9. By Cwoodrules on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    This nigera guest stuff needs to me filtered out. Anyways, Woodson doesn’t need speed to help us out. If you notice his play; he doesn’t even move more than a foot to get most of his picks. He waits on routes, he knows what route is going to be ran before the ball is snapped. He’s a ball hawk and in the nickel he’s a beast. He tricks QB’s and WR’s into thinking they are open and then takes one step (sometimes no steps) and makes the play. He’s very patient. I think speed sometimes hinders young DB’s because they over compensate leaving themselves out of position for a back shoulder or hook route. Try running the back shoulder against Woodson, I dare you.

  10. By northerner on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    If he is hurt then stick with the guys that got us here. He is good but also gets hit with a lot of penalties for contact down field. Hopefully he can recover from the second collarbone break and make the team next year.

  11. By billfromc'ville on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Woodson definately needs to think about coaching after his retirement. He is one of the very best to play corner, and has a lot to share with the younger guys, just like Kevin Greene.

  12. By Steve on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Scott if you think Woodson doesn’t help this team, I’m afraid your not playing with a full deck. As far as Woodson not playing this weekend, I’m thinking Woodson trying to lay out AP when he hit’s second gear is a re-injury waiting to happen. He’s been around long enough in this league, he won’t miss a beat in the playoffs!

  13. By Rodell on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    He will be well rested for the playoffs and back wrecking havok once he returns. I was so excited to see him back for this game but an extra week off will hopefully have him hungry and determined when he does get out there.

  14. By Zinger on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone thinking about Jennings? What if he is lost to free agency and signed by the Bears to go with Marshall or Detroit to go with Johnson ? I think the Packers need to sign him soon or it could cost them more than just $$$.

  15. By Scott on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Hey to all you Woodson lovers! If he is such a help practicing and is able to practice then why cant he then play… in practice then play in the game. Something doesnt smell right here….it is a 8 wk injury and we are going on wk 12-13 now…..either Woodson is healthy or he is not….maybe the coaches dont want to bring him back and foul up the chemistry already formed after a nearly whole season without him. Put Woodson on IR and lets move on…..he can try and win a job next year,….which I doubt he will do. Woodson is done….time to coach now.

  16. By Jacob on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Regardless of the chemistry that our defense has right now, Woodson is one of the best defensive players ever, and having him healthy, hungry and focused going into the playoffs can be another great boost for this already dynamic defense. Go Pack!

  17. By JOLLIER on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    I think that Woodson still has it and hope to see him in the play-offs. When he does retire, we would love to have him come back to MI to coach.

  18. By tony on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    scott is dumb

  19. By tony on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    when woodson play they were in top 10 defanse in the nfl and getting better but now he out and they been the same top 10 defanse and not changing yes they doing good but they better when woodson out> woodson been playing the best football of his career in the last 5 years but to scott he washed up hahaha not evan close he still getting better and he still fast prob little faster then when he starteed playing so no he not evan close to washed up dumb*** scott

  20. By tony on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    woodson playing ***

  21. By tony on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    since woodson been hurt the defanse is not as good when he was playing bec he the most valuable player on that defanse what makes that defanse dam good so no he not washed up

  22. By Zaedon on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Charles Woodson is long past his prime, that is why he was moved to safety. The move was not because they had no other options but to lengthen the career of a struggling cornerback. Woodson’s many penalties have kept teams in games and lead to many points. As a safety he doesn’t have to get locked up in man coverage which eliminates a lot of those costly penalties. Would it be nice to have him back at safety for the playoffs? Heck yes! As a safety he is among the best in the game, but as a corner he was done 2 years ago. For people who are hooked on his leadership ability, I say, what leadership ability? Watching him direct the defense is troublesome at best. He seems confused and often confuses others leading to coverage breakdowns. I say let him play safety and look else where for leadership for that D.

  23. By Tim on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    You would much rather have Woodson than Jarrett Bush in the Dime package. If woodson could take contact, he would be in there. “Practice” for the past several weeks has been WITHOUT pads (maybe if you read the article you would have known that, Scott) 6 weeks to heal a broken bone is the minimum needed. No doubt, CW has lost a step, but he makes up for his physical limitations with a limitless knowledge of the game. I hope he does return as a position coach (who’s to say he isn’t the one grooming Heyward?)

  24. By Alex on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Taking the conservative route with Woodson is the right call if the medical staff doesn’t feel he’s completely healed he shouldn’t play. As much as I love Charles and I’m sure the Packers miss his leadership, it’s far more important that he be totally good to go in the playoffs. The time off won’t hurt his play. Man knows how to play football. Frankly, I’m more worried about Jordy Nelson’s hammy. Those things take forever to heal. I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if he missed the entire playoffs, which would be a huge loss.

  25. By rick on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    Woodson may no longer be the best cover guy, but the defense is better in a lot of situations with him in the game.

  26. By Antony Peters on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    we need Woodson in the playoffs 4 more than 1 reason he’s a great leader of the defense everyone else will step up their play when he’s on the field

  27. By Thomas on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    Woodson is a key player in our defense, he was on a Pro Bowl run AGAIN this year with 1.5 sacks, 2 int’s, and 17 tackles IN THE FIRST FOUR GAMES! Come on people! Why does ANYBODY think that he can’t still be a Pro Bowl Starter? Look at A.P. this week, or Peyton Manning. BOTH older players, BOTH having the best seasons of their career!!! IT’S HEART and the WILL to be BETTER than you WERE! I had a HUGE injury to my shoulder early my sophomore year, then I came back the last game of the year. HOURS and HOURS in the weight room, PT, I would NOT give up. And I DID play, my point is that when I DID play again for the next 2 years my coach said my play was 200% better. A scary season ending injury sux especially because you think you’ll NEVER be as good as before but these Pros THRIVE on ADVERSITY and when a guy thats as much of an IMPACT player as Woodson is out with that kind of injury BELIEVE ME, it’s WAY MORE about being a BETTER PLAYER than RECOVERING from THAT injury. “Lose a step”, HA, I LAUGH AT YOU MY GOOD FELLOW!! You watch, He’s gonna be a MONSTER out there!!! Sorry so long on my soap box

  28. By Ian Carmen on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    So this is the ninth week without Charles Woodson, any idea when he’ll be back ??

  29. By Phatgzus on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    Scott, This will ‘only’ be the 10th week since Woodson was injured (Week 7 vs. the Rams). He could probably play but the personnel staff likely doesn’t want to risk re-injuring his clavicle on astroturf, which is essentially cement covered by a thin rug and is the easiest playing surface to get hurt on, due to its hardness and the increase in player speed (ergo increase in force). Don’t forget the last 2 times he injured his collar bone were in Dallas and St. Louis.

  30. By illinoisjeff on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    Woodson is the consumate professional athlete. He’s been to numerous pro bowls because of his superior skills. These facts lead me to believe he can be productive at the “drop of a hat” and when he returns to the lineup he’ll be productive. He has ALL my confidence!

  31. By Andy on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    When the Packers signed Woodson everyone (critics) said management were nuts. Ha ha ha, management and CW had the last laugh. NEVER under estimate him. Many teams do and that is why he picks 6 more than most. The game is far from over. Back or not I will always respect the man. He is a great player, loves the game, inspires his team and a leader. If he is out there are many team that could use a man with his knowledge, intellect, leadership and insiration. CW if you read any of this pls do not listen to the haters. vr AD

  32. By Kent on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    I’m leery of Woodson playing in the playoff game after being out so long. You always hear the players talk about how the intensity revs up from the regular season. Woodson is a great player, but he is older, and slowing down. I hope the Packers are smart with how they use him. Remember they put Al Harris on Plaxico Burris in ’07 and left him alone, and didn’t make the adjustment to help. Just my two worthless cents.

    Go Pack.

  33. By Paul on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    We will call Charles Woodson Sir Charles

  34. By Rich on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    Better to play safe on a collar bone. Is it the same one he broke a while ago? Don’t know, but Charles is missed and it would be good to get him back even if just to keep everyone fresh against the good teams in the playoffs.

  35. By R.T. on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    Woodson is gonna be rusty whenever he comes back.But I believe the Packers D will benefit from his presence even in a limited role.

  36. By hurry up and wait on Dec 29, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers are patronizing the fans with talk about returning Wood given he is such a fan favorite. I believe they have no intention to return him given the play of the younger guy’s. The Packers are playing us. Return Wood!.

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