There were rumors suggesting that Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson could end up moving to safety even before Nick Collins was lost with a serious neck injury. Considering how poorly their safeties played last year, and the fact that they moved up in this year’s draft for CB Casey Hayward, it’s beginning to look like an even more feasible idea.
Woodson joined ESPN 540 in Milwaukee and mentioned that he’d be happy to move to safety if it’s going to help the team next season.
“I think that it comes down to what the other guys are going to be able to do as far as the cornerback position is concerned,”Woodson said. “If one of those guys can take over that role and make the plays that need to be made at corner . . . with Nick Collins leaving, [and if] they need me to play safety, I’m not opposed to that. But I think that we have to make sure that cornerback position is going to be solidified and we’re comfortable with who is going to be out there at the corner.”
I’d have to agree with Woodson that ensuring that ensuring that Hayward can handle the responsibilities that come with filling Woodson’s role is the most important aspect to be considered by Dom Capers and his staff. If that’s something that the rookie can handle, then it makes sense to at least explore the idea of him playing safety. After all, the Packers also drafted S Jerron McMillian this year as well, so they have some other options to consider before deciding on their secondary.