Charles Woodson Q&A

Packers cornerback Charles Woodson addressed questions from the Detroit media in a teleconference Wednesday afternoon. Woodson played collegiately at the University of Michigan, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1997.

On if he watched the Michigan game last week: "Oh yeah. That's a big game, got to watch that."

On if the game reminded him of the 1997 game: "I think they're a lot bigger and faster than we were up front - that defense."

On how much he thinks Brett Favre has left: "I think given time, he has a lot left - give him time to get back there and throw the ball."

On how this team and this season feels similar/different to what he went through with Oakland when they were struggling: "I think right now we've lost the first two games, but after last game we felt a little bit more positive about the team. It just seems like last year in Oakland, you know, we weren't going anywhere or going anywhere fast, but this team definitely has an upside to it."

On if he feels more confident going into a game like this where he can or should win: "Somebody's got to win - I sure hope so. We're going in 0-2; we're going in definitely confident. I think we played well last week, we just didn't finish it out, so we definitely feel good about our chances this week."

On if after leaving Oakland had he imagined he would be in a similar situation at Green Bay: "No, not at all. I'm kind of disappointed so far. But, like I said, we take a lot of positives from the New Orleans Saints game and had a good practice today and just look forward to coming in and playing against the Lions on Sunday."

On the key to keep the Lions from getting on track offensively against the Packers: "Hopefully we can keep them struggling. On our end, as far as our defense, we have to eliminate big plays and I think that's what teams have been doing to Detroit so far - eliminate big plays. We've been giving up the big plays, so in our area we have to stay sound, eliminate those mistakes and eliminate those big plays."

On if Lions receivers could present "trouble" for him: "No, I mean, they have a good group of guys (young guys) with Roy being their starter, making big plays for them. Other than that, I've been in the league a long time, so I don't think they have anything over there I never seen before."

On what he thinks about RB Reggie Bush: "I think he's going to be a star. I think New Orleans is doing a good job of getting him the ball, getting him into space against linebackers and that type of thing. I don't think he's one of those guys that you want to just sit him back there and hand the ball to him 30 times a game. I think the way they utilize him is good and healthy for his career."

On if he's still playing Jeopardy: "Man, I haven't played or watched it in a long time."


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