So the big news yesterday was that Charles Woodson is out 6 weeks with a broken collarbone. First of all, how about C-Wood playing the rest of the game with a broken collarbone on Sunday? How tough is this dude? Like that guy from Monty Python; merely a flesh wound! Just incredible. He's like a bizarro world Ben Sheets. Hell Sheets would have hit the 15 day DL if he looked at his collarbone in the mirror. Got to tip your cap to that.
Anyway I know the popular opinion in Green Bay yesterday was to panic but if something like this is going to happen, it couldn't have picked a better time. Like 6 weeks given where we are in the schedule is nothing. Jacksonville is basically a bye week, Arizona is probably leaving Kurt Warner late night drunk texts begging him to come back, then you have the actual bye week, then a Detroit team falling apart and New York. Like the Giants game is legitimately the only concern and that would have been a concern with or without Woodson. And by that point these young guys (Hayward, McMillan, House) will have been playing together for 5 weeks so they should have some semblance of order.
Bottom line is you hate to lose a guy like Woodson for any stretch, but if it had to happen now is the time. Not to mention the similarities between this season and 2010 are becoming eerie. Both 3-3 starts. Both mass amounts of injuries. In 2010 it was Barnett, Burnett, Grant and Finley. In 2012 it's Bishop, Benson, Jennings, Woodson. And all of our key guys are getting rest in the middle of the season. Like by week 13 we should have everyone back and healthy and ready for the stretch run. It literally couldn't be more perfect. Wouldn't shock me if McCarthy had Kevin Greene break Woodson's collarbone on purpose.
PS: Either all of the above or we're totally screwed. One or the other.
Double PS: I don't know why but I picture Kevin Greene as the guy who carries out the dirty work behind the scenes. Like an accomplished henchman along the lines of Oddjob or Bee Bop and Rock Steady.
Triple PS: Remember when Reggie White would go down with like a broken back and be playing again in two days? Can we get Woodson on that plan? Was Reggie's skeleton made of adamantium?