McCarren outlines impact of Woodson's return to Packers in playoffs

CREATED Jan 2, 2013

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  • Charles Woodson. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

GREEN BAY - The Packers' defense has spent the last two-and-a-half months without its veteran, emotional and physical leader, safety Charles Woodson.

That will change Saturday night in the NFC wildcard round against Minnesota, when Woodson takes to the field for the first time since October 21st in St. Louis.

"I think we'll see a lot of him Saturday night," explained Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Packers color voice and TODAY'S TMJ4/NBC26 reporter Larry McCarren on "Wisconsin's Morning News." 

He explained Woodson's impact, both literally and figuratively, on an opponent.

"Charles Woodson is a violent tackler.  Stuff just happens.  I'm not saying he makes every tackle he attempts, but when he hits that guy, there's violence there.  A very physical style of player as well when it comes to taking on blockers.  That's something the Packers had an issue with outside in the Vikings game last week."

According to McCarren, the timing is critical for Woodson's return as the Packers enter single-elimination games.

"It's a very timely situation with the Green Bay Packers.  I don't think Charles will spend a lot of time on the sidelines.  It's for all the marbles now."