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The JS article spoke of keeping Driver a year too long and that this way they aren't doing the same thing. But i disagree. IMO they did keep Woddson a year too long as most could see he lost a step last year and thus why they tried him at Safety. Also having him around this was suppose to be insurance as Richardson/McMillan were brought along. But Woodson got hurt again and that plan went out the window.It's amazing how fast a player can deteriorate. It was only a few years back Woodson was DPOY and everyone was thinking he could play at a high level for several more years. But the the emergence of Hayward, Shields returning and exceeding his 2010 form and House, McMillan, made Woodson expendable. As the Pack have done with great players that helped them, they released him earlier than they had to so he had the best chance to latch on with another team. remember when White retired and then decided he wanted to still play? The Pack held his rights and could have held out where he'd go and try to get compensated, but instead just gave him his release.Now as for the future, the Pack are fat with cash to re-sign our own. Revis is still a possible, especially if TW was included in a trade. Don't know how much of a possible this is. I know Packinatl doesn't think it is a possible at all and maybe just agent talk, but I think it is still a real possible.Patty thinks Thompson might surprise and sign LT Phil Loadholt and maybe a couple of low to middle free agents.My own thinking is that Thompson has a plan A and B. Plan A is Revis. Plan B is OLB/DE Balt Raven Kruger and maybe another free agent.....Can't go wrong either way imo. But do think for the first time since Woodson and Pickett, we see Thompson actually use free agency for players outside of players currently on the team. And the reason why has already been said by someone here: Rodgers is in his prime and the time to win is now. Not like what Sherman did by wasting Favre's years in his prime. But either way, adding a key free agent to improve either the pass rush or secondary would Thompson some flexibility in the draft.
I will miss him. Freelancing aside, he was worth the risks and paid off the risk in signing him in spades. He worked with McCarthy and became a leader in the locker room. Very happy he played for the Packers. Can't see him getting $5 mil or above from another team, so the pay cut ask must have been steep.
I think there might be a chance when Woodson finds out he won't get paid what he thinks he is worth he comes back to the Packers at a number they like.
I wouldn't understand why Woodson and the team would do that.Woodson has a ring, and tons of money. He doesn't need the cash. He would come back to play and try to win a Super Bowl.And in Green Bay, I'm not so sure that he would play that much. He can't play corner and unless there are injuries to Burnett, Jennings and McMillan, I don't see him getting a lot of time at safety. Plus there is the draft. Good safeties will be taken in the mid rounds.I would think that TT has learned his lesson after keeping Driver for no reason last year. Much love for Donald, but that was a waste of a roster spot and $3 million.