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  1. Nikolai

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    Story behind rise of New England Patriots' Danny Woodhead - The Bonus - SI.com

    I really like this kid.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Danny doesn't have kids yet. So when I ask him, "How do you want your kids to think of you?" he takes a second to answer. But when he does, the words have weight.

    "I don't think I'm going to want them to look at me as a football player," he says. "I'll want them to look at me as their dad. This is my job. Not who I am. I don't look at my dad as a teacher or coach. I look at him as my dad. And the kind of man he is.

    "I'm hoping that's something I'll be able to do. Think of me as the type of man I'm going to be. Or will be. Or was."

    Beautiful.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    A really good read. Thanks.

    Danny would make a nice Superbowl MVP. Here's hoping...
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    As is this from the article.....



    "Honestly, you can't do it alone," he says. "You can't do it without those other 10 guys. That's my strength. I have bigger guys on my side, too. You gotta think about that. The other people on the field. I might make a play one time, but there're 10 other guys who are helping me. It's not about one person. It's about a team, and what they can do. It so happens that maybe I had a touchdown or something like that, so I was the one who people saw, but there're 10 other people out there."

    He got the IV Kool-Aid.........
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Another nice article was written a few days ago by Bill Burt in the North Andover Eagle Tribune. Not exactly SI-level exposure, but some good stuff nontheless.


    How Danny Woodhead went from small school star to Patriots playmaker EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    i didn't realizethat he has technically been in the league for 2 years before now

    MCL tear 2 years ago, and on the jets PS last year before being waved this year
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    acl tear, worse than an mcl.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Thanks for posting.

    As I read the article...read how good he was in college, it's hard to imagine that he never got a real shot. Sure the injury had something to do with it, but the Jets had two seasons to look at him. How could so many people have missed his potential?

    I'm kind of hoping that this story is going to end up in the annals of the NFL in the same way as the story of pick number 199 in the 6th round of the 2000 draft.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    These kind of stories make you wonder how many other players never get the break they need. It's possible that Brady might never have gotten his chance if not for Bledsoe's bad luck and Belichick's wisdom. There's more luck in both success and failure than we like to acknowledge. So much hinges on so little sometimes. The ongoing Matt Cassell saga is another case in point: I can't imagine the scene where Pete Carroll told him he was going to start the (now) obviously vastly less talented Leinart over him, which nearly destroyed Cassell's career.

    Or imagine if Danny *had* walked on to Nebraska: with his talent and Nebraska's 5 or 6 creampuff games a year Danny might have gotten his NCAA record 19+ 200+ yard games there -- and actually have been drafted in the fourth round or something :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    He's like a Mini me version of Bill Belichick.

    What a genious pickup.Never thought woodhead would be this productive.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    It's no accident that it was Belichick that gave both Brady and Woodhead their chances. Belichick has made a career out of arbitraging the inefficiencies of conventional wisdom. I can't imagine Rex Ryan going for it on 4 and 2 like BB did last year. So it's easy to understand how he could let Woodhead slip from his grasp, even as he must have known it was a mistake. Group-think overpowers almost all of us -- but not Belichick.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    I think Ryan was pressured to keeping McKnight instead of Woodhead. I think he wanted to keep Woodhead but because they spent a 4th round pick on McKnight, they wanted to save face and keep him on the roster. Bad roster management on their part, in my opinion. Great for the Pats!

    Good article. Very insightful.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    I can't remember a player in recent history who's become a fan favourite so fast. I hoped he would of scored monday night as the crowd at Gillette would of gone crazy.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Still can't get a "Woody" chant going. Hopefully we can at the Packers game.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Thanks for this posting/link.....one of the best reads I have seen in a long time.

    I, like everybody else, like this kid....but now....I like him more, as a person, than I would ever have thought possible. A very revealing article that explains a lot.

    He will be a Patriot until he retires I believe. What an incredible signing.

    As Rex Ryan said on HBO....."All he does is make plays"....and that is not all he does.....quiet leadership.

    This team is the absolute opposite of last year's team in the leadership/quitting category....I don't know how it all ends up, but it is one heck of a ride.
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    I have to say...this idea that Woodhead is some kind of unprecedented midget is getting ridiculous. What do people think 3rd-down backs look like?

    Reality check:

    Darren Sproles 5'6.1"
    Garrett Wolfe 5'7.4"
    Kevin Faulk 5'7.5"
    Danny Woodhead 5'7.5"
    Leon Washington 5'7.7"
    Ray Rice 5'8.0"

    Did you ever hear anybody go on and on about how tiny Leon Washington is? Nope, he was just this awesome athlete with great burst and quickness, right? Whereas Little Danny is a humorously undersized "lunch pail guy" who gets by on pure hustle. Well. Ever look at their draft-day measurements?

    Washington 5'7.7" 201 4.42/2.65/1.62 17 32.5" 08'09" 4.37 6.96
    Woodhead 5'7.5" 197 4.38/2.50/1.44(!) 20 38"(!) 10'01" 4.20 7.03
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Great article. I loved this bit:
    patchick: You're absolutely correct, it's hardly unprecedented and there are a lot of explosive smaller backs already in the league. Though I forgot how short Faulk was. :rofl:
     
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    Re: Great SI Article on Danny Woodhead

    Mangini drafted Woodhead out of Chaldron State. Nice tripbute to BB but it is a bit funny that Mangini was way ahead of BB with this one - BB only liked the kid after he played pre-season for Mangini. Nice try with the BB adoration!!! :D
     
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