Charles Woodson was pretty sure he could still play when the Green Bay Packers unceremoniously dumped him back in 2013.
He was right.
Woodson has put together three solid seasons with the Oakland Raiders since then.
And now, with the Packers coming to town, Woodson is constantly being asked about being released. He said he expected to finish his career in Green Bay, earlier this week.
He was much more to the point on Wednesday.
Woodson: motivation to play Packers, especially since he left there., "prematurely." https://t.co/TZJAoHwyQm
— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) December 16, 2015
Or since he was forced out prematurely, if you really want to be accurate.
The Packers released Woodson because Big Ted didn’t think he could play anymore. So when they did so, they didn’t bother to offer the veteran a chance to return with a renegotiated (lesser) contract. Ted wanted to move on and so he sent Charles packing with nothing but a, “Thanks for the memories!”
You know how we feel about that nonsense.
And now you know how Charles feels about it, too.
No “This is just another game.” No “I had a great run there.”
Just payback. Charles wants payback.
So if the Packers lose on Sunday, we’re blaming Big Ted for screwing the pooch on this one.
The big problem is that we had no one in place to replace Charles, either on the field or in the (defensive) locker room.
I don’t think it ever had anything to do with his ability to play but rather his $10M salary cap hit. I believe his cap hit for the Raiders this year is around $4M. It’s also ridiculous to blame Thompson if the Packers lose against the Raiders. What if Khalil Mack has another five sack game? Should we blame Thompson for not trading up to the 5th round to select him?
You are applying logic in a sincere manner.
There is no place for that in one of Monty’s articles.
He just out-and-out lies and makes things up. He constantly contradicts himself and just pukes up anything that he “thinks” up.
In college writing 101, he is the definition of a bad source. You will get a F is you source anything from Monty Mcmahon from your professor and the universe.
I was going to comment on this over dramatization of this subject, like the author has some 1st hand knowledge as if he was there. so Woody wants to win a game against his old team, this is hardly Favre 2, but Monty is trying to make it so. Give it a rest Hammerhead.
It is real eSy to second guess all the time. I thought he lost a step too, remember the 546 yard game in the playoffs. Woodson in 2009 doesn’t let that happen. You can’t always make the perfect decision. I am just glad he was with us when he was.
Fuck Woodson! He’s the fucking enemy now. I hope Lacy runs him over all day long. I hope Lacy reminds him every play how good it was to be a Packer! Fuck Woodson.
Still love the guy though :)
Charles woodson will always be good in my book. Except Sunday. Destroy their asses!
Amazing player – incredible longevity….
Great memories of him sacking Cutty… a lot
… and the post game interview(s) after one especially great game against bears…
Hoping Sunday doesn’t result in a Love-Hate thing with Sir Chuck !
That was one shitty move,letting Sir Charles go, but with TT, and fat ass what do you expect. The man should have been moved to safety, or at the very least kept for his knowledge with the young guys.FUCK I HATE THEM TWO SHIT DICKS.
Woodson, is an exception, and we only know this a couple years after the move was made. If you’re betting millions of dollars, like Thompson was, it’s a much safer bet to let an old guy like Woodson go. Nothing wrong with the move, unless you think it’s a good idea to let old guys hang around at the expense of the development of new, younger, and cheaper guys. Or if you have a crystal ball telling you who is going to be the rare exception.
Woodson had a really bad season his last year with us. I recall a few too many pass interference and holding calls on old Wood. He had a bad year, so I agreed with Ted’s choice at the time. Hopefully Woodson doesn’t let too much of his pride rest on this game because we’re going to fucking torch the Raiders all day long!!!
At the expense of developing……..McMillen….
I hope Woodson has a fucking career day and gets to laugh in the faces of everyone in Green Bay that counted him out. But I hope the Packers win despite that.
Campack- he did play some safety in his final year with the pack
“We know Cutler will throw us the ball.” – one of my all time favorite woodson quotes.
On a side note regarding Harry hood’s comment, I wish this comments section allowed you to comment with photos. I have so many memes I could have used by now