Once the final roster came down and I saw RB Danny Woodhead’s name on it, I was like he definitely deserved his spot. Then once I read the press release saying the Jets released Woodhead, I was like it needed to happen.
I equate this situation to an old pair of sneakers. Everybody has an old pair of sneakers that they don’t want to or can’t get rid of. Even though they have multiple new pairs, this pair however is special and you just don’t want to get rid of the old pair. And to the Jets Woodhead was special. After suffering a season ending injury last season, the Chadron State product rehabbed himself perfectly for training camp this season.
So then why I am not disappointed that Woodhead got cut?
Because if Woodhead stayed with Gang Green, he would probably never see the field. With RB’s Thomas Jones, Leon Washington, Shonn Greene and Tony Richardson on the active roster, when Woodhead be active for a game? And if you did activate Woodhead for a game, who’s spot would he take? You cannot take one the above four out.
You have to feel for Woodhead, who stood right in the face of adversity and beat it. But in the end now he will be getting a chance to catch on somewhere else and again show the country that he can play in the NFL.
FOLLOW UP: 9/9/2009
I was right about something. RB Danny Woodhead did catch on and it was with the Jets practice squad.