Read here. Charles Woodson deserves this award. I also think Darrelle Revis definitely deserved to be in the conversation considering the long list of top flight WRs he absolutely shut down this year. The difference between Revis and Woodson though, as we’ve pointed out before, is that Woodson is simply a more complete player. I would not reject arguments that Revis may in fact be as good as Woodson, and that he may in fact be somewhat limited by the defensive scheme in which he plays (limiting him to strict coverage of #1 WRs). But the fact is, Woodson dominated his opponents by making both traditional cornerback plays (league-leading 9 picks and 3 returns for TDs, tons of solid tackles), and non traditional cornerback plays (matching up with TEs, forcing fumbles, making game-changing goal-line tackles on RBs, pressuring the QB, etc). Charles Woodson was so involved in so many huge plays this year that without him, the Pack might very well have lost several more games than they did.
Aaron Rodgers, not one to overstate things, put it best a few weeks ago when he said he’s never seen anyone play football in person as well as Charles Woodson. Ever.