Originally Posted by bloodsunday
I like Woodson (I liked him more at Michigan), but there is so much baggage that comes with him (injuries, arrests, attitude) that its tough to put him over Bailey. Woodson can flat out play when he wants to, but he doesn't seem to care anymore. Perhaps if he got out of looney land he could put it together.
I've got to disagree with you there. Woodson has been flat out playing for a couple of years now. Ask yourself: When was the last time Woodson got rolled up and smoked the way Johnson or Porter beat Champ last year?
The answer is three years ago, defending Terrell Owens, first game back from injury.
Speaking of injuries, the guy's missed four games in the last two years (one of them, he was completely healthy for but Callahan sat him, almost inciting a full blown "we ain't playing" mutiny by the rest of his defensive backs). In 2002, he missed significant playing time but that was a broken collarbone, not something like an ACL where you worried if the guy can come back or not. Woodson's detractors love to point to injuries but I think that's something that is SEVERLY overstated.
It's funny, honestly, because I think so many people have been beating the "Woodson is overrated" drum for so long (and without much cause, IMO) that the guy is actually underrated
nowadays. I've seen people make top TEN lists of corners and leave the guy off. That's just crazy.