Oh yeah? I got my eyes on you!
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...anny-woodhead/“I remember his first game,” Brady said. “We kind of joked on the sideline, [former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien] and I, we kind of said, ‘The legend is born.’ We saw him that week in practice, what he was capable of doing, and said, ‘Why did the Jets release that guy?‘ They had him playing receiver and he was a running back in college.”
Curious as to why so many think McKnight is a better "football player". Seems odd to me. Woodhead seemed to beat him out in training camp/preseason when he was here. To me it seemed like a case of the organization just not willing to cut bait on a much higher draft pick, even though Woodhead clearly out played him.
I dunno, I guess it's just sad to admit that this is even a legitimate debate. Which IMO it is.
To be honest about it McKnight has superior talent then Woody. Put Joe in NE and he'd shut you up quickly when he was utilized by the HC correctly. This actually happened to WOODHEAD and he looks like a vastly improved player minus the talent of Joe McKnight.
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Yeah, that's probably the case. Even back in 2010 Woodhead was good enough to make our roster. Today?? He'd be the only talent we have on offense. There's no one on the Jets roster right now besides Keller and Kerley that are better than what Danny Woodhead brings to the team.
Woodhead brings heart.
Heart was a big factor prior to Rex.
Now the assumption is that Rex's
big personality is all we need.
Many of the team's current players
give up before the game ends.
This is a contributing factor to losing
the locker room...lack of character
among some of the current players.
BB doesn't care if you are faster, bigger, stronger. If you fumble, that negates anything you can do.
He's said over and over again... plays are drawn up to get a certain yardage. If the blocking is there, at a minimum, you have to get that yardage. That's what's required at a minimum for any back BB plays. The next thing that separates you is yards after contact. That's where the truly good backs separate themselves. As he says, that's where a back gets yards on his own. If the 3 yards are there and a back doesn't get them because he misses a hole or dances in the backfield, he has no use for you. If you fumble, you won't see the field again for a while (ask Ridley).
That's his philosophy in a nutshell. Woodhead gives him those yards when he's called upon and even reaches that "yards on his own" a lot of times. Don't be so sure that Green would be a fit.
I do agree about Kerley though. I think he's going to be good.
Jeremy Kerley is a very good player. He may have 1,000 yards receiving this season.
All respect to Woodhead but I do NOT want him on the Jets.
He would be a JAG at best on an offense that doesn't have a all time great QB, top WR/TEs, etc.
McKnight > Woodhead
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If McKnight had the luxery or a HOF QB throwing his way while the defense focused on 3-4 guys that are bigger threats then I bet he would look great as well.
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Woodhea may not be the biggest, or strongest, or fastest athlete, but he is a football player. Guy can ball.
Woodhead isn't as physically "talented" as McKnight, or __________ (insert current Jets player here). Woodhead gives zero ****s. He makes plays.
Jets were too hung up on draft status to keep him. Pats saw a hell of a football player.
That being said. Kerly has turned into a hell of a receiver.
Woodhead doesn't fumble, he doesn't miss blocks, he catches what's thrown to him...keep the fumblers, blocking misfits, and guys who can't catch. The Pats will keep the small undrafted white guy who gets it done.