Patriots RB Woodhead a Candidate to Take Over For Faulk

Ian Logue
September 22, 2010 at 7:58 am ET

After the news of Kevin Faulk’s injury yesterday, the Patriots will now have to start looking for another player to take over in his absence, and they’re going to have some big shoes to fill.

Former Jets running back Danny Woodhead, who was signed by the Patriots Saturday, may be the guy who starts trying to work into that role.  According to the Boston Globe head coach Bill Belichick said that Woodhead is more of a third-down back, and will bring versatility to the team.  It appears the transaction may have happened at the right time, since unfortunately one day later after Faulk’s injury, Woodhead now has an opportunity to work his way into the offense.

The newspaper also reports that he will wear No. 39, which was Laurence Maroney’s old number.  Maroney was traded to Denver back on September 14th.

  • Brett

    I presume that Mr. Woodhead is quick so he may be good at running draw plays and screens but can he pass block?

  • Ian

    That’s kind of a key question, especially considering that there’s also talk of Sammy Morris filling in. Unfortunately Morris was the one that got beat against Kansas City by Pollard – and we know how that turned out. Hopefully both play better in Faulk’s absence.