You might have thought there would be an outpouring of good vibes from Green Bay Packers players when the club released veteran defensive back Charles Woodson.
You would have been wrong.
We waited around until Sunday afternoon and found only four members of the Packers who said anything about the situation. Only three of them did the usual “great player, will be missed” routine.
When Donald Driver announced his retirement, there was a boatload of chatter. Of course, that’s a slightly different story. Driver left somewhat voluntarily. Woodson did not.
Still, you’d think his teammates would have said more. Or least we would have thought that.
Maybe they were shocked (although they shouldn’t have been). Maybe they were too busy reflecting on their own football mortality. Maybe they just didn’t care.
Whatever the reason, these are the only guys we could find who bothered to say something. It’s interesting to note none of the team’s so-called leaders are among them. Neither are any other defensive backs.
Gonna miss Woodson. I mean, dude is quoted on our Super Bowl ring! Elite player, teammate and leader! #respect
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) February 15, 2013
Gona miss the best DB to do it! Great leader friend n teammate. Always a packer Charles Woodson http://t.co/ZPqCA0lP
— Jerel Worthy (@I_AM_Worthy99) February 15, 2013
— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) February 15, 2013
So, draw your own conclusions from that.