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Charles Woodson has a solution for losing close games

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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.

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13 Responses to “Charles Woodson has a solution for losing close games”
  1. simonadebisi says: Jan 31, 2011 10:26 PM

    I love C-Dub! Great player.

  2. jaggedmark says: Jan 31, 2011 10:26 PM

    There’s nothing not to like about Woodson, even if your a Steelers fan.

    Just the same, nothing not to like about Polamalu, even if you’re a Packers fan.

  3. calloustongue says: Jan 31, 2011 10:33 PM

    Seems like Collins, Shields, and Williams have provided some nice solutions in some close games the last 4 games.

  4. kcsam76 says: Jan 31, 2011 10:51 PM

    Barrett Robbins and the Tuck Rule in the same story?!?! Why don’t you go ahead and throw in the ’01 AFC Championship game in there as well. Oh, I am sure you remember.. That fat piece of crap Tony Siragusa “laying down” on Rich Gannon.

    Thanks for ruining my Super Bowl week!

  5. youboettcha says: Jan 31, 2011 11:18 PM

    Yes, all you have to do is intercept the ball in the final two minutes. It’s more difficult to win a close game when trailing. Although it might be scary to watch, it would be great if Rodgers could conduct a long TD drive down by 5 right at the end of the game to win the Super Bowl.

  6. hobartbaker says: Jan 31, 2011 11:44 PM

    Rodgers laughed off Charles threat to “smack you upside the head the next time you open your mouth”, even though he wasn’t totally certain Woodson was joking.

  7. jc1958coo says: Feb 1, 2011 12:03 AM

    packers will put this one away early!! too much speed for the old steelers! packers played smash mouth football all year, starks had more yds then forte! 34-24 packers not even close!

  8. crefan says: Feb 1, 2011 8:11 AM

    Wood has it right score early and score often.

  9. blackqbwhiterb says: Feb 1, 2011 8:13 AM

    I will root for Pittsburgh, but I agree that Woodson deserves all the praise and spotlight he gets this week.

  10. dmretrogames says: Feb 1, 2011 8:36 AM

    Too bad they’re not playing an inferior opponent this week.

  11. dmretrogames says: Feb 1, 2011 8:38 AM

    “packers played smash mouth football all year”

    Eh? The Packers have turned into an Arena Football team. Woodley, Harrison, Timmons, and Polamalu get to run on that fast turf, too, and with one more hit Mr. Rodgers will be back in his neighborhood with a cardigan sweater and another concussion.

  12. calloustongue says: Feb 1, 2011 9:35 AM

    dmretrogames says:

    “Eh? The Packers have turned into an Arena Football team. Woodley, Harrison, Timmons, and Polamalu get to run on that fast turf, too, and with one more hit Mr. Rodgers will be back in his neighborhood with a cardigan sweater and another concussion.”

    The fact you think any of those guys can keep up with GB’s WR and RBs makes me smile.

    Good luck with that.

    The Steelers won’t even sniff Aaron.

  13. newreality1 says: Feb 1, 2011 2:35 PM

    Remeber the greatest show on turf. It’s kinda like that but with smash mouth on the other side. You have two teams, Offense ,blazing fast-Defense bringing the pain. It’s like singletary used to say “We goin to be doing dis all day long!” Get ready to rumble in Dallas! Get the bud lite out Because Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere WeeeeeeeeeeGooooooooooooooooo

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