Woody calls Favre controversy 'ridiculous'

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

New York Jets right tackle Damien Woody is among those who think the latest Brett Favre controversy has been overblown.

The story line centers on a talk Favre had with former Detroit Lions president and general manager Matt Millen. Favre denied a report that claimed he gave the Lions an elaborate rundown on how to beat the Green Bay Packers.

Woody, who spent the past four seasons with Detroit, said he doesn't understand the uproar.

"I don't know all the details, but to me it just seems ridiculous," Woody told reporters Wednesday. "We have our own things going on here. I think people just keep stirring up the whole Favre-Green Bay thing.

"To me, it's just getting out of control. I think Brett has just moved on from that and it seems like something just keeps stirring the pot. We've moved forward. I know he has."

Woody was asked what his reaction would be if he discovered a teammate was giving away old secrets to another team rather than concentrating on the Jets.

"It wouldn't bother me because that kind of stuff happens all the time," Woody said. "If a guy gets released from here and goes to another team, and we're playing that opponent, you better believe that guys will be calling and asking 'What information can you give me?' That happens all the time.

"I just think this whole situation is blown out of proportion. I'm sure Brett has addressed it and I'll just leave it at that."