Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by TheSolderKing, Oct 7, 2011.
Woodhead is going to give it a try today. Thoughts?
Just heard it... take if for what it is worth
We don't need him, but if the trainers tell him he can't make the injury worse by playing, he'll play. With several talented RBs behind him on the depth chart, he needs to suit up to keep his job. It's the brutal reality of a professional football player.
I guess Danny wants to play Sunday in a bad way.
I'm all for it. It would give me a warm feeling inside if he even abuses the Jets a little.
I almost prefer that he doesn't play so we can see more of Ridley. I like Woodhead catching passes out of the backfield but I'm not crazy about his blocking or running recently. And I love the guy.
I want to see the Vereen Machine, we spent a freakin' second round pick on him.
Fixed your thread title for ya.
Titles that say "Sports Hub Says Danny" don't help the clarity of our website and just annoy our readers. It would be much appreciated if you make the titles clearer.
I think the biggest news in this thread is that either radio station even in passing actually talked Patriots this week. Between Red Sox and Bruins talk all week, you would think the Pats were playing the Seahawks this week rather than the Jets. I can't remember the last Jets week where the radio stations totally ignored the Patriots. Probably around 2003.
This is a little harsh buddy.
Woodhead is the shiftiest back that we have and is better than them all on crucial 3rd down situations. He gives us the best screen game and check downs on the team. I agree that we have talent to cover up for his loss but saying we don't need him is just plain crazy.
I also understand wanting to see Vareen and Ridley more as well.
4 games into the season beginning to smell another wasted pick by BB
Been listening to my IPOD in memory of Steve Jobs as this week has been all Red Sox all the time.. some Bruins mixed in.
It has been a f..king painful week on sports talk radio..
You should get a load of the folks already trashing the "worst D in the NFL".
I think the biggest news in this thread is that some fans here are so fickle they'd rather see a rookie debut against the JETS than a kid who has consistently performed here including against them like a heart and soul impact player. But then again I shouldn't be surprised given all the threads dedicated to whether his predecessor - who took a lot more time here to round into form - should even make the team over the last several seasons...
Given a choice, I'll take a healthy Woodhead over a Vereen debut this week, thank you. Ridley has nothing to do with that equation, either, since he and Benny are competing for the featured back or backfield duo slot(s).
You don't think we'll see more of Ridley if Woodhead can't go?
Let Woody rest and heal. BJGE/Ridley looked really good last week and I want to see what Vereen can do.
It's the "next big thing" ..I'm with you btw .. People are just foaming at the mouth for Vereen .. Atleast Ridley has shown a little sum sum
Too bad they actually are the worst defense in the NFL.
Yes, how dare FANS get excited about seeing a 2nd round pick play.
hmm we need a little more .....negative talk....... that we stink...we are overrated........I like pulling the underdog card sometimes .....
We'll see a lot more of Ridley if Woodhead can't play.
Yeah, at some point Woody might be fighting for his job.
First he has to deal with racism -- he's a white guy playing a non-white position. Second, he was undrafted, so he has that stigma. Finally, he's at an extremely competitive position, where injuries often affect the depth chart permanently.
I'm still rooting for the guy. A rotation of Woody, Benny and Ridley could be one of the best in the league.
Key term in your post, Mo was "HEALTHY Woodhead".
I'd rather see a healthy Vereen over a hobbling Woodhead. This ain't the playoffs and there is time for him to heal properly to give him a stronger rest of the seasson.
I think Vereen will be inactivated in favor of AH, Wright, and/or Hernandez.
It's still a division game. We have a chance to put distance between us and the Jets. If we lose, we're tied with them.
Wow, cranky board today. Even with the Yankees losing.
With Woodhead out, I worry about blocking from the backs. I haven't watched more than five minutes of any games this year (travel, work), so I wonder if Ridley has shown anything in this area? Thoughts? Gotta protect TB12, first and foremost.
I can almost guarantee you that to date blocking concerns moreso than anything (including the usual rookie real time concerns like ball security and decision making at NFL game opposition talent level and speed) is why we haven't seen much of Ridley or any of Vereen. JETS week is not the time to just say screw it, let's see what the kids can do... Protecting the franchise and the ball are job one here most weeks let alone this week against a division rival who has given us fits at times of late.
Then we're going with two RB's?
Woodhead not seen at practice today again per SMY.
I don't think that's ever really been an issue with BB and the patriots. I like to think that one of the greatest coaches of all-time would be colorblind and not put any stock whatsoever into race.
Woodhead has been one of my favorite players this last year. Now I trust BB to play whomever he feels is performing best, and is the bet for the job, whether that's Woodhead or not. Whether that man is blue, yellow, pink, or green, it shouldn't matter.
You keep talking as if Woodhead is healthy. For the third day in a row, he is not practicing today.
Woodhead on a gimpy ankle at 70% will put Brady in the hospital.
It all depends on his HEALTH.
Wow, I guess so.
I am making an educated guess. I don't think you'd activate a player with zero experience for a division game in favor of benching one of the following: AH, Wright, or Hernandez.
The inactives most likely will be:
Vollmer, Edelman, Woodhead, Mayo, Mallett, Vereen, and maybe Moulden.
What team only activates 2 RBs/FBs? Vereen will be active, if one of the two RBs go down, there on the field on every play then?
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