Woodson's role uncertain for tomorrow nightWisconsin Sports
-- We know that veteran defensive back Charles Woodson will return for the Green Bay Packers in tomorrow night’s home playoff game against Minnesota.
GREEN BAY - We know that veteran defensive back Charles Woodson will return for the Green Bay Packers in tomorrow night’s home playoff game against Minnesota.
But the question is, how will defensive coordinator Dom Capers use him? Capers says he’s not 100-percent sure yet. It’s possible that Woodson will either play at safety the entire night – or cover a slot receiver when the Packers enter their nickel-and-dime packages with five-or-six defensive backs. Capers says it’s most important to have Woodson adjust to the talents of his teammates – and make sure no one else gets their weaknesses exposed. Woodson has been out since October 21st, when he broke his collarbone against Saint Louis.
And the Green Bay defense has changed a lot since then, as DB’s Casey Hayward, M.D. Jennings, and Jerron McMillian have combined to cover Woodson’s duties – and Brad Jones moved into one of the middle linebacker spots. No matter what happens, Capers believes that Woodson will make his mark against the Vikings. He says Woodson makes 2-to-3 plays each game that make a real difference – and his 15 years of experience especially helps in the playoffs.