Pats’ Danny Woodhead is just like us, and that’s why we root for him
Sean M. Haffey Comments The Chargers have lost two close games this season. On Monday, a Danny Woodhead decision was used as an example of how to avoid such outcomes in the future. Woodhead was on the field Sunday for the final drive of the second quarter, the team attempting to position itself for a field goal. Short on time, the Chargers running back caught a pass and ran ahead as the Titans defense closed in. What he did next helps capture why he leads San Diego’s backfield in offensive snaps through the first three games. On a play that began with 11 seconds remaining, Woodhead gained 9 yards to the 20-yard line. He dove to the feet of Titans defenders, volunteering the tackle to save time. The Chargers used their last timeout, setting up a 38-yard Nick Novak attempt with two seconds left that, ultimately, was blocked.
2013 Fantasy Football: What Can We Expect of Danny Woodhead?
I think Ive been doing a good job so far but well see. Well see how I do on film and see what the coaches say, most importantly. I certainly hope thats the case. Ive enjoyed myself, thats for sure. And Im doing everything I can. But its a process to work every single day throughout camp, and throughout the season. A key factor in being the type of asset Woodhead aims to be is fitting in with the team both on and off the field. For some players, creating this kind of chemistry after joining a new team can be a difficult process. Thats not the case for Woodhead. You know, I feel very comfortable with the guys out here, he said. They welcomed me from day one. So camps not so much a getting to know them for me because Ive already gotten to know them. Chemistry is important. And thats great because now I can focus on playing football. But Im really excited about playing with all of them. Woodhead isnt just popular among his teammates, he is also a fan favorite. Many fans across the NFL identify with the hardworking 28-year old Nebraskan. All you have to do is come out to Chargers Park during training camp and hear the cheers from the crowd whenever number 39 makes a play or has his name announced.
Danny Woodhead: Not Particularly Small, Just White
He had 40 catches for the Patriots last season and added 301 yards on the ground. Woodhead is a tough player who is good in the red zone. Again, this isnt an earth-shattering move. But it is a role-filling move by the new San Diego regime that is quietly adding some nice, impressive pieces. UPDATE: Here is Matt Williamson’s, of Scouts Inc., thought on the Woodhead signing: They certainly needed a complement for Mathews and I would think the new coaching staff has a plan in place as to how to best use Woodheads versatility. He is a good addition if used right and not overused. In other AFC West notes: I think the addition of Geoff Schwartz in Kansas City is good for O-line depth.
Danny Woodhead fills a role in San Diego
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Danny Woodhead is Benjamin Button
That’s my strength. I have bigger guys on my side, too. You gotta think about that. The other people on the field. I might make a play one time, but there’re 10 other guys who are helping me. It’s not about one person.
Danny Woodhead has father to thank
Blog “I’m going to show you some stuff,” Butch Rasmussen said as he started a tour around the joint that he built and later sold to his son. He walked over to a display case and unlocked the glass. It’s the Woodhead display. Inside are plaques and snapshots of Danny’s glory days in North Platte and Chadron. Butch says he’ll expand on the display case someday, when Danny sends him some Patriots gear. He doesn’t suspect that will be any time soon; he figures Woodhead will be busy. And so will North Platte. The Touchdown Club bought the NFL Sunday Ticket a few years ago, then pulled the plug. It wasn’t worth the $1,800 or so to carry the games.
Danny Woodhead and the Top Deep Fantasy Sleepers of 2013
This guy’s 5-foot-7. He comes from a small college. He’s 180 pounds. And he’s starting for the New England Patriots. Keep lifting weights back home, kids. Woodhead is actually listed at 5-foot-9, 200 pounds, which, yes, is on the small side for a modern running back, but not so small that, in anointing him the Rudy Ruettiger of our day, we should ignore his manifest athletic abilities and the fact that he briefly held the NCAA’s all-divisions career rushing record. (Squint and you might see a little bit of Warrick Dunn to his game, though no one, that I can remember, went around calling the 5-foot-9, 190-pound Dunn “the little engine that could.” ) There are certainly smaller guys around, in any case.
Danny Woodhead Not Resting on His Laurels
His real birth date is Jan. 25, 1985. The height discrepancy supposedly came from the Jets because Chadron State rounded him off at 5-8 when he played there. Woodhead said he had “no clue” where the erroneous birthday, which finally was switched on NFL.com last week, came from. Woodhead embraces the idea he looks like the kid who’ll ask if you’d like to Super Size that Filet-O-Fish combo.
Welcome to Danny Woodhead’s world
I’m excited. It’s great to have the bolt on.” The 28-year-old has 265 career rushes for 1,263 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is expected to see an active role in passing situations, but that’ll work itself out over the course of OTAs and training camp. Woodhead said he hadn’t put much thought into a rule change NFL coaches passed hours earlier. It makes it illegal for running backs to lead with the crown of their helmet into defenders when outside the tackle box. “I’m going to do whatever the coaches ask of me,” Woodhead said.
Patriots’ Danny Woodhead, who’s been beating the odds all his life, looking to beat his former team
We kind of laid out a plan for him early on, and he’s one of those kids who want to go full speed and go 100 miles per hour every play. So we were kind of holding back a little bit when we first got on the field, and it’s just a process we’re going through to make sure we’re doing the right thing with him. But he’s on board 100 percent with us and he’s done a great job. The San Diego receiving corps is an unsettled bunch right now, and if Brown can keep this momentum up through the summer there’s a good chance he could unseat Floyd as a starter by Week 1. That role as starter would mean a considerable number of targets, and the ability to act as much more than the fantasy WR5 he’s being drafted as so far this year. Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints USA TODAY Sports Average Draft Position: 15th round (pick 172, RB56) This is just about an annual ritual with New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas.
His “Most Athletic” designation in his senior yearbook was an understated superlative. In four years, he set school or state records in four sports, sprinting a blistering 10.5 seconds in the 100 meters, scoring 47 points in a basketball game and netting 16 goals in a soccer season. He was best at football: six touchdowns in a single game, 4,891 rushing yards for his career. “That dude is one tough All-American hero,” Jets defensive lineman Sione Pouha says. “You’ve got Superman, Spider-Man and Danny Woodhead.” Teammates, former and current, celebrate him all the same. In nine games since being cut by the Jets on Sept. 14, Woodhead, who originally signed with Gang Green as an undrafted free agent in 2008, has carved out a niche in the Patriots’ dink-and-dunk offense.
Danny Woodhead signs two-year deal with Chargers
Hes pulled the anti-LeBron and taken his talents (and 80s-style glasses ) to Cleveland. The general malaise thats seemed to linger over the Chargers for the last few seasons with Turner at the helm (seen here , here , here , here and here )seems to be gone, and Mike McCoy and his staff have provided a sorely-needed breath of fresh air. If it all works out, then Woodhead can be a solid weekly flex starter in fantasy. Hes speedy and shifty, and so small that defenders cant seem to tackle him. He also has value near the goal-line as a runner, which cant be said about too many other scat-type running backs.