this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
definitely a beast. With the way Leon Hall and even Morgan Trent have been playing makes you wonder why our defenses weren't more dominant the past few years.
I think you can chalk that up to coaching.
The women in Ann Arbor are far, far more attractive than those busted-up cities in which they live, and I'm sure they all had some trouble balancing football with co-ed shenanigans. Plus, it's not like a professional athlete is ever courted by the ladies.
OK, I know AA isn't famous for being a haven of hotties, but Woodson plays in Green Bay...
That's in Wisconsin.
Woodson should be the Defensive Player of the Year and needs to be at least considered for MVP
Holy shit is that his 8th pick of the year?!
and he should have had #9 at the 2 when he undercut the Bear receiver and Cutler left it short. Oh well. Came back on the very next play and made a sweet 1 arm tackle on Forte.
Leon Hall also with a pick against the Vikings today. Michigan holding it down strong on defense!
First time I've heard that all year.
is so good it hurts
The following are modern era hof db's
Mike Haynes (CB) 1976-1989
Paul Krause (S) 1964-1979
Ronnie Lott (CB-S) 1981-1994
Willie Wood (S) 1960-1971
Jimmy Johnson (CB) 1961-1976
Larry Wilson (S) 1960-1972
Darrell Green (CB) 1983-2002
Emmitt Thomas (CB) 1966-1978
Lem Barney (CB) 1967-1977
Mel Blount (CB) 1970-1983
Jack Christiansen (S) 1951-1958
Ken Houston (S) 1967-1980
Dick (Night Train) Lane (CB) 1952-1965
Mel Renfro (S-CB) 1964-1977
Emlen Tunnell (S) 1948-1961
Roger Wehrli 1969-1982
Yale Lary (S) 1952-1953, 1956-1964
Willie Brown (CB) 1963-1978
Herb Adderley (CB) 1961-1972
Rod Woodson 1987-2003
If you look at the stats he compares favorably to Mike Haynes and Darrell Green. Given he likely has several more years in the league one wonders about his potential for Canton. I wonder if HOF voters will penalize him for the perceived down years in Oakland or reward him for his dominant late career play. Also, one wonders if he will be penalized for the lack of a Superbowl.
I feel like you cannot penalize a DB for not winning/making it to a superbowl. A single defensive player has less of an impact than say a QB on whether or not they win a superbowl.
for the Raiders in SB XXXVII (Jan. 2003), lost to Tampa Bay.
1)He wins the defensive MVP. Only four CBs have ever won the award. Mel Blount and Rod Woodson are already members and Deon Sanders is a lock. Woodson has better career numbers than Lester Hayes who has been a semi-finalist.
2)Eric Allen gets in (I believe he will). Woodson is on par with Allen's numbers and pro bowl selections. Allen also lacks a Superbowl ring.
Wow, I thought his career was done a few years ago while he was languishing out in Oakland. He should win the Defensive MVP this year, and still has a couple good years left. It's great that he is good enough to still play so well, as CBs are usually too old and slow after a couple years.
WOODSON=BEAST AND GO PACK BABY! That loss by Dallas should really help our chances now!
eligible for the College Football HOF? You've got to imagine he'll be a first ballot inductee.