Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Jones’

You Have to Feel for Woodhead

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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.

Jets-Cardinals 1st Half

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

What a half for Gang Green. Head coach Eric Mangini must be smiling as everything went the Jets way in the first half. Defensively, after being owned by San Diego, the Jets defense is playing the perfect game. Five turnovers, 2 INT’s and countless number of sacks have Arizona rattled going into the dressing room. If you are Jets fan you have like the way that everyone on the defensive side of the ball (including newly resigned CB Hank Poteat) is getting into the action.

Offensively, WR Laveranues Coles and QB Brett Favre look like they have been together 18 years. With the help of some luck on the 34-yard touchdown pass those two haven’t missed a beat. The thing that I like the most about that half is that Mangini and offensive coordinator Brian Scottenheimer have worked RB Leon Washington more into offense.

What to look for in the second half: 1) The Jets should start milking the clock. That’s means Arizona will get a healthy dose of RB Thomas Jones. 2) Shaun Ellis- he left the game limping in the first half, it would be a big loss if he can’t do much 3) The reserves -  In this half look for some second teamers to see some action especially defensively. We know CB Ahmad Carroll and LB Cody Spencer can play specials teams, but can they play defense. We will probably see in the second half.