If there is a weakness to this Packers team, it’s their tendency to lose close games and let inferior teams hang around too long.
They have won some blowouts lately (Giants, Atlanta), but have made a fair amount of mental mistakes in close games.
The Packers have made progress in this area after a slow start to the year. Sure, Green Bay should have put Philly and Chicago away earlier in their playoff games. Green Bay still made the plays they needed to win.
Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was asked about the trend of losing close and winning big. He has a simple solution.
“Let’s hope that we win big and we don’t have to worry about it,” Woodson said to laughter.
Woodson was his usual engaging self Monday and seemed to enjoy the spotlight. (Kudos to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports for asking him about Barret Robbins and the Tuck Rule. Nice combo.)
Woodson, the confirmed 2009 Defensive Player of the Year, is a guy that just belongs on the big stage. After eight long years since his last Super Bowl appearance, he’s going to relish this opportunity.