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February

Charles Woodson: 2012 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

1) Introduction:  Packers S Charles Woodson was moved to safety in the team’s base 3-4 defense.  A broken collarbone injury at St. Louis on October 21st forced Woodson to miss the rest of the regular season.  He did not return until the Packers’ Wild Card matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

2) Profile:

Charles C. Woodson

  • Age: 36
  • Born: 10/07/1976
  • Height: 6’01″
  • Weight: 200
  • College: Michigan
  • Rookie Year: 1998
  • NFL Experience: 15 years

Career Stats and more

3) Expectations coming into the season: The Packers wanted to extend Woodson’s career and make him more effective in the defense by moving him from cornerback to safety.  They also hoped that he could help develop some of the younger defensive backs as well as be disruptive in run support and in the team’s blitz packages.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Woodson’s best performance came against the Chicago Bears in week 2 when he posted two quarterback hurries and five tackles.  Woodson’s worst performance unfortunately came in Green Bay’s most important game of the season, the Divisional playoffs, when he was largely ineffective against Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers offense.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success:  Woodson’s biggest contribution this season came off the field.  Due to his injury, he was largely ineffective in his play but he has continued to be a vital piece of the Packers locker room and was undoubtedly helpful in developing the team’s young defensive backs.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Woodson had eight tackles in the team’s two playoff games.  He was largely ineffective in the team’s season-ending loss to the 49ers

Season Report Card:

(C-) Level of expectations met during the season

(C-) Contributions to team’s overall success.

(D) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade: C-

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