Word economy lesson: "to let go of" could be said as "will release".
Packers to let go of Charles Woodson
And what's with this layoff shit? You always see this in the paper: JC Penny to layoff 4000 people nationwide. Those people are not getting laid off; they are straight getting 86'd.
They are both 12 characters.
but one is three syllables and the other is four.
Do you read the message board out loud?
and sometimes my lips move when I read, too.
EDIT: well, i should say, i DID, until certain posters kept putting things in their posts to get me in trouble at work, like "my Dixie wrecked" and such.
I really hope the Lions pick him up. He'll sell a bunch of jerseys and we need a safety real bad.
Congratulations! It took 8 minutes for someone to suggest the Lions pick him up. I was thinking it'd be 2 minutes at the latest.
I'm sorry I let you down. My stupid job got in the way and I couldn't refresh mgoblog fast enough.
It's a joke, Howdy.
I know it was.
I was also joking.
He'd be the best DB the Lions have. I'd absolutely sign Woodson to a 2-year deal and let him finish his career in Detroit.
I'd still draft Dee Milliner and let Chuck tutor him for a couple of years.
Maybe he'll turn the tide as well.
If the Lions don't sign him, I will not watch a single Lions football game in 2013.
Same goes for the Pistons for me.
The pistons already have a logjam at PG/SG, I'm not sure if Woodson would really help them.
anthony carter, butch woolfolk, desmond. All closed out their careers in detroit after being awesome somewhere else.
Lions jump on this.
UM great, but he's getting old, and has been injured a lot the last couple years. He isn't worth the cap hit anymore, so this release makes sense for Green Bay.
Missed nine games last year. One the year before that. And played in all 16 games for 4 of the 5 years before that.
Tell me, would you keep an about to be 37 year old safety, who just missed half the season, and holds a large cap hit, on your team?
If you answered yes, then you would be fired as GM sooner rather than later.
... boom, you've be Forded.
Watch your mouth!
As a Packers fan, this makes all the sense in the world from a salary cap perspective. He's an all-time favorite of mine, but he's slowed down a bit. Glad to see the last two Michigan Heisman winners go on and get a Super Bowl ring with the Packers.
Who cares, despite his age and recent injury history, he still has a better chance to staty healthy than Delmas. I couldn't even tell you who our other safety is.
It's not all bad, now I don't have to root for the Packers like the OP.
I'm a huge Bears fan so when they would play the Packers it would be hard for me to root against him and at least hope that he played well. Now I can go back to just completely hating the Packers. Hopefully he'll find himself a good situation where he can finish out his career.
My Bucs are in dire need of a corner and some veteran leadership. Make some moves, Schiano.
Yeah, Schiano...make some moves! TB needs Woodson (36 yrs. old), playing next to Ronde Barber (37 yrs. old), because they need leadership...? However, I could see a team like New England going after a vet like CW.
I would love for the Lions to pick him up, but do they have the cap space? Salary cap is the single biggest issue the Lions are facing as they try to revamp their personnel, and Woodson was just released specifically because he was too expensive for the Packers.
...a Super Bowl that I'd actually be willing to watch. Normally, the endless hype, overabundance of commercials, and lengthy song-n-dance baloney makes it the only football game that I avoid.
As a Lions fan it angers me to know how little you need on your roster. The Lions need cap space to bring in guys at uhhhhh lets say EVERY POSITION
Agreed, Hawk has to go. DJ Smith and Bishop can hold down the middle. It will be ineresting to see what Nick Perry can do next year as well.
Most of their cap space is going to go toward Matthews, Rodgers, and Raji.
I'd love to see them get a solid OL.
I wouldn't mind bringing Allen in for pass rush downs, but why are you comparing him to Hawk? Totally different positions.
I don't want to see a high pick for a RB. They need another safety back there with Burnett and offensive line help. I'd like to see them bring Finley back as well. Will be interesting to see how Perry and Worthy come back from injury (Sherrod as well too). On defense you are talking about getting 3 starting LB's back and a starting DL.
Nick Perry has the potential to be another guy "like Mathews". That injury along with the other ones at linebacker killed the Packers this year.
This damn well better not be the surprise everyone keeps talking about.
Coach? I would dig it.
Come to San Diego.
...love Woodson, will root for him wherever he goes...even to Lions. Hell, I even liked the Raiders when he played there!
I was worried this might happen. Going to the Packers was huge for Woodson's career. Hope he ends up somewhere where he can make a big difference like...not Oakland.
Eagles could use a safety....
Absolutely. But they need to have cap space to sign thier new draft pick Denard Robinson to be a Mr Everything for Chip Kelly's offense (at least this is how it all plays out in my head...)
This has crossed my mind more than once.
Possibility he could simply re-sign w/GB for less $? Otherwise, yeah, NE sure needs secondary help.
I can't imagine they would have released him if that was the case. They just would have restructured, like what Vick just did with the Eagles.
ITT: I hope my team gets Charles Woodson.
This is a sad day...for the Packers.
Maybe Hoke could hire him to coach the DB
"OK guys, now we are going to practice jumping three feet in the air and catching the ball with one hand then coming down in bounds!"
Woodson wants to play for a contender. He's not looking for the biggest paycheck at this point in his career. The Lions have almost no chance of signing him.
That said, I hope they figure out a way to snake oil him!
As a Lions fan living in Wisconsin, I will not miss feeling all warm and tingly seeing him on the field in a green and gold uniform. I hated that feeling. I just couldn't cheer against Woodson.
I think Mott Children's Hospital has a fundraising job open for him if he's interested in not playing football again.
Could use some help! I think he would make a great addition to there team
You gotta be kidding me.
I would take him over any current Lions defensive back. If we had cap room.
As a Packer fan this just completely ruined my day.
Our defense needs to retain and add championship pieces. Not lose them.
Good, now I don't have to watch Packers games anymore. I watch the Packers because my dog loves the Packers because his name is Charles Woodson. He loves to hear his name. He gets excited.
If this leads to Woodson retiring, or eventually when he does retire, I hope the AD department looks into bringing him back to Michigan in some official capacity.
Brady + Woodson together in New England.
Make it so.
My first thought as well. Do it Bill!
so long as Charles only strips his teammate Tom while Tom's arm is still moving forward (and not after he "tucks" it).
Charles Woodson should go to Denver and get the locker right next to Peyton Manning, so he can display his Heisman Trophy for Peyton to see every day ater practice.
My favorite player, and will continue to be my favorite player with my newly crowned second favorite team. From the Heisman run in '96 to being the emotional force behind the SB run in 2010, he's been at the center of my relationship with football my whole life. Plus I've volunteered with him, seen him endow a scholarship and fund a hospital. Perhaps the whole Michigan Man thing is overused, but Chuck is the ultimate Michigan Man.
All that having been said, as a Packers fan and sharholder this may well have been for the best as a business decision. That's a pretty huge cap hit for a man pushing 37.
He won it in '97. Also, ever had his wine? Anyone know if its any good?
Derp. Also the Sb was technically in 2011 so I suppose I was at least consistently off.
The Browns desperately need a DB. Woodson would fit in nicely and save them the need of drafting one this year. I can see it now, Woodson returns to Ohio and roams the secondary with Joe Haden. I'm getting ready eyed just thinking about it.
NOOOOOOOOOO!! GOD! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Do not want him to return to Ohio in any way, on any team, in any capacity. He's a Michigan man.
Ooooh I like it!
Hey jim schwatz u see this? This could be good very good
Hey jim schwatz u see this? This could be good very good
To not liking Green Bay. The Patriots see like a logical choice. He's had a decent career....
National Title and Heisman, NFL Defensive MVP and Super Bowl Champ.
How many guys have done this?
- College National Championship
- NFL MVP (or Defensive MVP)
- Super Bowl Champ
Can't be a big number...he will, of course, add NFL HOF to that list before too long. My guess is that less than 10 guys have pulled this off.
EDIT: Did a quick look...is Woodson the only guy to pull this off? He might be...
than see him staining his career playing for the Lions at Fraud Field.
Well he said he wants to play for a super bowl contender...that leaves the lions out.
I'll always love Charles Woodson, a guy who made me feel proud in 1997 to be a MICHIGAN WOLVERINE and someone I can always point to as being representative of the best of the best of what we have to offer.
Come to Seattle. We are very close to a title and you can put us over the top.
OMG pleeeeease let him go to the Lions!
Woodson may have the body of a 25yr old athlete but his agility an speed shows his age...at 37yr old his career unfortunatly is coming to an end, one of the greatest corner and def a hall of fame..i am glad he won a super bowl and has something to show for...i say come to the lions for a yr, we could use his wisdom on the secondary
Come on down to Houston Chuck, we can use you at safety!