Originally Posted by CleatMarks
Woodhead is a ball player.
The thing about him is that when he's asked to step up for the Pats, he produces. That's why he's used in certain situations. BB doesn't ask players to do what they can't do. He puts them into situations to succeed and asks them to produce. If they produce, they're called upon again. If he puts them in a situation to succeed and they fail to produce (drop the ball on a pass, fumble, hesitate), they're gone. He has no patience for lack of consistency. Woodhead has done what he's been asked to do and that's why he's successful on the Pats.
Also to date he's managed to avoid running headfirst into his O-line's butts.