If Nick Collins is unable to return from a neck injury, Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers might consider asking cornerback Charles Woodson to play safety.
But that is not a given because Capers thinks moving Woodson out of a corner position would allow the opposition to take advantage of matchups against Sam Shields, the cornerback who would replace Woodson outside.
That's why, he said, he didn't strongly consider playing Woodson there instead of Charlie Peprah after Collins was lost for the season.
Silverstein goes on to note the effect the possible move would have on the rest of the secondary, including how Sam Shields would be asked to do more tackling, something he was downright terrible at all year.
My two cents: I don't think they do it. Woodson has said before he doesn't want to make the move and I'm not sold on a guy who takes as many risks as Woodson does suddenly being asked to become the last line of defense. Of course, Woodson is a pro and would adjust his game. But I just think he's more valuable in Capers scheme if he isn't tethered to centerfield.
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