Monday, August 31, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Big talk in GB
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Some bold, and perhaps justified, talk emanated Sunday from Green Bay's locker room. Cornerback Charles Woodson sees no limitations for a Packers team that has cruised to a 3-0 preseason record. According to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Woodson said:
"We've got a chance at winning the whole thing, I believe. Still got a long way to go. We're not there yet, but we have a chance."
More than anything, Woodson is excited about the Packers' new defensive scheme under Dom Capers.
Woodson: "With Dom coming in, this new scheme, I don't think I've ever been more excited, or more ready to get the season underway than this year."
If nothing else, I think the Packers have demonstrated this summer that the NFC North will be a three-team race in 2009. I'm not sure if I will allow preseason results to change my season predictions, but I admit the Packers have given me reason for pause before I submit my final divisional rankings to the mother ship later Monday.
Continuing around the NFC North: