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By now you’ve probably all heard that the Packers plan to have Charles Woodson line up at safety this season.
To try and figure out exactly what that means for Woodson, the defense and the Packers, I asked myself five questions. I even tried to answer a few of them. Unfortunately, we won’t know if any of those answers are correct until the season is underway.
Q: How often will Woodson line up as a safety?
A: So far it looks like it will mainly be in the Packers’ base 3-4 formation, which they played about 25 percent of the time last season. I think the days of Woodson lining up one-on-one on the outside against a WR are over, but it is something we’ll have to watch as camp progresses. The development of M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian will probably factor in as well. If they don’t step up, I suppose we could see Woodson at safety in some sub-packages as well.
Q: Does Woodson have the mindset to play safety?
A: He takes a lot of risks. If Woodson sees a window to make a...
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