Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Charles Woodson

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Charles Woodson


September 20, 2012
Straight chillin’
In a pregame interview, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler sarcastically wished Packers defensive backs “good luck” covering his wide receivers in their match-up during last week’s Thursday Night Football.  Cutler ought to know better than to challenge one of the greatest defensive backs of all time.

“We understand that Jay is excited about his new weapons,” Woodson said. “But it’s the same old Jay.  We don’t need luck.  We just need to be in position.  Jay will throw us the ball.”

Woodson and his mentees must have been in position quite a bit Thursday night, picking off Cutler four times in their 23-10 victory.  Woodson ended the game with one interception (the 55th of his career), five tackles, a pass breakup, and most likely nothing but a smooth look toward Jay Cutler that said, “I KNEW U WERE PATHETIC BEFORE THE GAME EVEN STARTED DUDE.”
Honorable Mention:  In only the second game of the regular season, Mike Martin started at nose tackle for the Titans and apparently showed well, recording his first NFL sack and registering four total tackles.  Martin started due to an injury up front and is still listed as second string on the official roster, but that shouldn’t prevent him from continuing to see plenty of playing time.  
Miscellaneous:  
  • Tom Brady is not the Former Michigan Athlete of the Week.  The Patriots were stunned by the Cardinals, 20-18, and Brady finished with a QB rating below 80.
  • Larry Foote recorded seven tackles and Ryan Mundy recorded five in the Steelers 27-10 win over the New York Jets.
  • Brandon Graham continues to NOT light the world on fire.  Two solo tackles are the only non-zero items on his 2012 boxscore besides “games played.”  
  • After coming off an early season-ending injury, Mouton started the 2012 season inactive for the Chargers.  He is listed as second string on their depth chart.
  • Braylon Edwards had five receptions for Seattle the first week but none last week.
  • Stevie Brown continues to collect an NFL paycheck.  Now in his third season, Brown is a backup safety for the New York Giants and has recorded five tackles this year. 

7 comments

  1. Avatar
    Comments: 21457
    Anonymous
    Sep 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    "We understand that Jay is excited about his new weapons," Woodson said. "But it's the same old Jay. We don't need luck. We just need to be in position. Jay will throw us the ball."

    Priceless.

  2. Avatar
    Comments: 21457
    Anonymous
    Sep 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    "But it's the same old Jay. We don't need luck. We just need to be in position. Jay will throw us the ball."

    *dead*

  3. Avatar
    Comments: 21457
    Anonymous
    Sep 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    It's going to be pretty hard for BG to get consistent opportunities while Jason Babin is there, the guy had 18 sacks last year. Of course the flip side of that is BG isn't forcing his way onto the field.

  4. Avatar
    Comments: 21457
    Anonymous
    Sep 20, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Best DB ever

    • Avatar
      Comments: 21457
      Sep 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      I think he's come to the place where he at least deserves mention amongst the greatest defenders of all time regardless of position.

      As a safety, he might be tougher to play against than he was at the corner as it's harder to go away from him there and despite being 35 he still breaks on the ball like no other.

      Just remarkable.

  5. Avatar
    Comments: 21457
    Anonymous
    Sep 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    For some unknown reason, Brandon Graham has only played 13 snaps in the first two games, but he's hurried the QB five times and hit him twice. Rumor has it he's going to see the field more.

  6. Avatar
    Comments: 21457
    Anonymous
    Sep 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Woodson – What an amazing football player. In the 21st century, when most football players spend their entire adult lives undergoing incredible weight-training regimens, Charles looks like a normal person.

You must belogged in to post a comment.