Packers feel Charles Woodson’s absence in preseason : Packers Insider

Packers feel Charles Woodson’s absence in preseason

August 23, 2010 by  
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Aug 23, 2010 ~ by Pete Dougherty

~There really wasn’t much doubt about Charles Woodson’s irreplaceable role with the Green Bay Packers, but in case they needed reminding, the Packers on Saturday night got an unsavory look at life without the NFL’s reigning defensive player of the year.

With Woodson and Harris sitting out, “We had some guys that got a lot of snaps,” Capers said. “We didn’t play the pass as well early in the game as I would like to have. So we’re going to have to take a look at it."

Woodson didn’t travel to play the Seattle Seahawks because coach Mike McCarthy wanted to save the 33-year-old cornerback from playing on Qwest Field’s artificial surface, especially with a quick turnaround for a Thursday preseason game at Lambeau Field.

Any evaluation of the Packers’ defense playing without Woodson on Saturday night also must acknowledge two important points. 
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