September 9th, 2010 at 3:06 PM ^

This guy is coming off one of the best years of his career and you didn't see him holding out and refusing to play unless he was the leagues highest paid corner.  The NFL needs more players like Charles Woodson.  The guy is nothing but hard work, class, and giving back to the community.  Makes guys like Revis look like an absolute chump.  Nice work Charles.  Good luck this season, I got the Packers in the Super Bowl


September 9th, 2010 at 3:27 PM ^

I feel like I should point out, Woodson was drafted in 1998, he's had a long career, gotten paid and has other sources of income (he has his own wine label for example).  Revis was still on his rookie contract and one blow knee away from that rookie contract being the only NFL money he'd ever make.  

I like the fact Woodson took care of the contract, but Woodson had his payday, a 52 million dollar contract, whereas other younger corners had yet to get that.


September 9th, 2010 at 9:59 PM ^

Obviously 65>11 and Revis probably made more than the 11. The point is, people are acting like Revis made diddly squat at the league minimum when in fact he made significantly more.

$11 is also considerably more than what the average American would make in lifetime of their careers. I'd be happy with 11, but I would not complain if someone threw more at me (Woodson's case). Revis however sat on the sidelines and pouted about his contract until someone coughed up more.


September 9th, 2010 at 5:57 PM ^

I think I speak for most Wolverine fans and Woodson worshippers when I say we are just sick and tired of Revis hogging attention, credit, and getting hyped up to Jim Thorpe proportions when Charles isn't out on an island, he's attacking and exploiting offenses from all over the field like some crazy Rich Rod hybrid. Forget Revis getting his payday, give this man his due!


September 9th, 2010 at 3:31 PM ^

Points all around.  I am stone serious as a 10 car pile up when I say that if they need to modernize the name of the Heisman Tropy, it should be called The Woodson.  The greatest all around football player I have ever seen on the college level.

Congrats to him on a career that just keeps getting better.


September 9th, 2010 at 7:01 PM ^

I was so upset when the Pack drafted Brohm one spot ahead of Henne.  We could have had robo-Henne backing up Rodgers right now!  Arg, such a missed opportunity to develop talent.

Can't really blame Ted Thompson too much though -- he normally knocks the draft out of the park.

Edward Khil

September 9th, 2010 at 9:05 PM ^

Next to running back, I think a cornerback's career has the shortest span.  Certainly, it's unusual for a CB to be extremely effective well into their 30's.  But if anyone can, it's CW.  This guy, at 33, is already a sure HOF'er; and he just inked a five year contract.  And there is considerable cash available to him if he can keep bringing it.  The Packers have been a great organization for a long time.  And they've proven it again.

Too bad I'm a Lions fan.