On Tuesday morning I was speaking with our Green Bay Packers blogger from Acme Packing Company and asked: How is Charles Woodson still good? It's a good question because positions like cornerback are predicated on speed and things like speed usually don't get better with age.
We asked Woodson that same question during the Super Bowl 2011 Media Day and he said Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has done a good job of allowing him to play multiple positions that utilize his strengths. He said that's been the case the last two years and the results -- 2009 AP Defensive Player of the Year -- speak for themselves.
Woodson, 34, says he's excited about Sunday's game because it could be a defensive battle. He suggested one of the keys to the game will be the play of both defenses. After the quarterbacks, the defenses are the most talked about aspect of each team down here in Dallas.
Woodson also talked about one other amusing story -- nobody wanted him before he came to Green Bay. Woodson left the Oakland Raiders after the 2005 season and says he talked with several teams to see if anyone wanted his services and no one was that interested. He said he took a visit to Tampa Bay so they "at least returned my phone call" and he called Jacksonville and Atlanta, among other teams, to see if they'd like to talk. Apparently they didn't.
Green Bay did return his call in April 2006 and you can ask Packers fans if it's worked out.