The secondary of the 2011 Packers are apparently momentarily troubled and rebuilding. They are not exactly overwhelmingly dominant this year as they were last, but still seem to come up with big plays when they matter most. Cornerback Charles Woodson has been an essential piece in the center of these moments. The man continues to rack up the kind of stats that are-in a sense- expected of him, all whilst recovering from a broken collar bone and battling a foot as well as a knee injury this season.
The veteran in his fourteenth season has obviously not lost his explosiveness, already with one sack. His solid ability as a play-maker was beautifully displayed in Minnesota, once undercutting Christian Ponder's pass to Shiancoe for an interception and another on a similar outside route to Jenkins. "Poochie" had done his part and McCarthy's boys took advantage by scoring on both turnovers. One fumble recovery and 62 return yards on five interceptions shows he has also apparently retained his ambidexterity in terms of any possible offensive production from a corner. If I were a gambling man, I would put my money on The President of the United States receiving another signed jersey this season. That's not to say I approve of any player verbalizing their premature Super Bowl predictions, but I cannot say that Woodson's post-game oratory doesn't invoke a certain adrenaline rush. If you asked me I'd say, "Sign away Charlie".
Let's just hope the Packers can make good on his promise another year.