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Choked-up Woodson inspired Pack at the half

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08:05 AM ET 02.07 | An injured veteran inspired his young teammates on their way to a Super Bowl win. Inside the Green Bay locker room at halftime, Charles Woodson was too choked up to say more than a few words. The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and leader extraordinaire had a broken collarbone and would not finish Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I couldn't do it," Woodson said. "I was just too emotional." ... Woodson, whose pregame speeches helped ignite his teammates during the postseason, managed a couple motivational words before sending his Pack back to the field. "I told the guys before they went out there how much I wanted it," he said. "I didn't get a whole lot out, but told them to get it done."

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February 7, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Woodson headline, Rodgers picture and Harris story. Make up your minds, FN.

February 7, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Woodson headline, Rodgers picture and Harris story. Make up your minds, FN.

Yes, but Brett Favre was once quarterback for both teams.

February 7, 2011  09:14 AM ET

HELL YEAH!!!! PACKERS!!!!!

February 7, 2011  09:16 AM ET

Inspired the Pack??? They played their worse football in quarter 3

February 7, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Inspired the Pack??? They played their worse football in quarter 3

Didn't matter - because Big Ben cost his team the game.

February 7, 2011  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

HELL YEAH!!!! PACKERS!!!!!

Man, I'm surprised you're up this early. Or haven't you been to bed yet?

Well done, and congratulations.

February 7, 2011  09:32 AM ET

I think the Steelers biggest problem was they didn't run the ball enough: they averaged 5.5 yards a carry. I remember a point where they ran for 9 yards on 1st down than threw two straight incompletions on 2nd and 3rd down.

February 7, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Didn't matter - because Big Ben cost his team the game.

He didn't rise to the occasion, but you can't blame him for the first pick as they pushed the pocket and hit his arm as he released the ball. The second pick was a really good play by the Packer D, too, and you can't blame the fumble on Ben.

But yeah, he didn't pull a rabbit out of his helmet this time.

February 7, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

HELL YEAH!!!! PACKERS!!!!!

I thought you would be drunk until Wed Count!

February 7, 2011  09:35 AM ET
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and all the Squeeler guys will have a 101 excuses today on here........

I don't know about that. When the other team loses some key players and drop passes and you still lose, I think they know. You can get by against the Flaccos and Sanchez's of the world, but Rodgers is a whole other animal. And now they know it too.

February 7, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I thought you would be drunk until Wed Count!

give him time, it is only Monday.

February 7, 2011  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think the Steelers biggest problem was they didn't run the ball enough: they averaged 5.5 yards a carry. I remember a point where they ran for 9 yards on 1st down than threw two straight incompletions on 2nd and 3rd down.

Yeah. They should have just stuck with Mendenhall a little longer. When they got down 14, they threw their game plan out the window and tried to go for the big equalizers all at once. Even with the injuries, the Green Bay defensive backfield was up to the task.

February 7, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Great ball game! Just goes to show that the MVP award is handed out way to early. Clearly, Rodgers impact on the Packers season proved that he was the MVP of the league.

February 7, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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...But yeah, he didn't pull a rabbit out of his helmet this time.

I guess that's my point in all of this, DD. He needed to elevate his game and he didn't. He was off target much of the game and didn't give his receivers good looks. He had one good quarter (3rd) but was very ordinary otherwise.

February 7, 2011  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I thought you would be drunk until Wed Count!

Does he sound sober to you?

February 7, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Congrats, Pack!

Big Ben once again falls short in big games....

February 7, 2011  09:39 AM ET

The Pack did their best to give that game away. Good thing for them the Steelers didn't want it, either.

February 7, 2011  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I guess that's my point in all of this, DD. He needed to elevate his game and he didn't. He was off target much of the game and didn't give his receivers good looks. He had one good quarter (3rd) but was very ordinary otherwise.

Yeah with Woodson out and Sam Shields out I thought they would make some more plays in the passing game. Green Bay played like poop in the 3rd quarter and Pittsburgh had a chance.

February 7, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Hey! There's no 19? What gives with that? Can we get 19 please?

I'm voting for the Bud Light "Product Placement" ad with the 3 Musketeers theme. It was good to see the Chimps back for Career Builder, but it wasn't one of their better performances.

And the Go Daddy stuff is just stupid and doesn't show enough flesh.

 
February 7, 2011  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Woodson headline, Rodgers picture and Harris story. Make up your minds, FN.

Why does FN have to make up their minds? These are all great stories!!!!

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