Sunday, December 16, 2012
Charles Woodson gets sarcastic
By Scott Powers
CHICAGO -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson didn't play a part in defending Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Sunday, but Woodson -- who remains out with an injury -- was happy to continue the trash talking between the two sides after the Packers' 21-13 win.
Taking a swipe at Green Bay's players last week, Marshall called Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers "their player MVP" because of the way he game-planned to stop Marshall in Green Bay's Week 2 win in Lambeau Field. Woodson played off that sarcasm on Sunday at Soldier Field.
"I guess we have to give credit to our defensive MVP again, Dom Capers," said Woodson, who missed the last seven games due to a broken collarbone. "He did a great job out there today, played well, made plays when he needed to. Hats off to Dom."
Marshall, who was held to two catches for 24 yards in Week 2, enjoyed more success Sunday with six receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Marshall had challenged the Packers to try to cover him one-on-one Sunday, but those words made no impact.
"We listened to it, but he doesn't dictate what we do," Woodson said. "He's got to worry about their team, what they do. We don't worry about it.
"We don't really care (if he talks anymore). He can do what he wants to do. This is about the Green Bay Packers. That's all we worry about it."
After the game, Marshall fought back tears as he said everyone on the Bears' offense needs to be held accountable.
Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, who covered Marshall for much of the day, also said he didn't get caught up in Marshall's message. Marshall had previously said Williams was one of the Packers trash-talking after their first win.
"We just won the game," Williams said. "I'm not worrying about no comments. Comments don't play the game. We won the game.
"I don't control what these guys do. I just go out there and play. I don't control with what those guys do and what those guys' game-plan is. The only thing we do here with the Packers is try to win. We come with the best game plan to do that."
Williams said he and Marshall didn't say much to each other during the game.
"When it comes down to on the field, there's not much talking going on," Williams said. "You just go out and play. You go out and play. I don't recall him saying anything today, and we just went head on and got the win."
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said there wasn't any additional trash-talking between him and Bears linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher on Sunday. Finley had suggested the Bears might be better off without an aging Urlacher, who sat out with a sore hamstring. Briggs called Finley an "idiot," and Urlacher recalled how the Packers won a Super Bowl while Finely was injured.
"After the game started, there wasn't any talking at all," Finley said. "Talking is in the paper. Business is on the field. It is what it is."