Woodson, the Olsen nullifier

Charles Woodson has been stellar for Green Bay this season with seven interceptions. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy calls cornerback Charles Woodson his "best player" on defense.

And for good reason,

The 12-year veteran out of Michigan is having maybe the finest season of his illustrious career. Through 12 games, Woodson has seven interceptions (his career high is eight picks back in 2006), and is third on the Packers with 63 tackles.

The defensive back's biggest contribution in Green Bay's Week 1 victory over the Bears was taking tight end Greg Olsen out of the picture. Olsen, who was coming off an excellent preseason, was held to just one catch for 8 yards, mainly because of the coverage applied by Woodson.

"Greg is a good tight end who has a great deal of size," Woodson said Wednesday during a conference call with Chicago media members. "Of course, I'm much quicker. I just change up my approach on him every other down. You know, sometimes get my hand on him, sometimes just feather him. I just try to mix it up a little bit on him."