Originally Posted by chirorob
New Orleans would use Woodhead well. Probably SD. But he didn't really fit here, as we have no offensive system. Hell, Gronk here would have 40 catches for 500 yards and 3 TDs.
Aye, a few teams (especially now, post-Patriots) could find a way to use him, I agree. Far easier now than back then tbqh, since the Pats wrote the Woodhead playbook.
Question really is this:
When Woodhead was cut, we had L.T., Greene and McKnight. Who should have been cut to make room (McKnight maybe?)
And assuming we cut McKnight, are the Jets materially better/more wins if we had done that? Is Woodhead producing for us if we had done that?
My belief is "no" and "no. My beleif is Woodhead would be a non-kick-returning McKnight, used very sparingly at RB, unable to beat out Powell or Greene for the kind of running game Rex runs.
Woodhead leaving was best for him, and best for us. woodhead got to have a career, and good for him. We have players better suited to what we do.
Everything else is fantasy that requires we have some other coach or some other system to be true. We didn't, we had Rex and Sanchez.