Re: Comparing Woodhead to Faulk
posted at 1/4/2013 1:34 PM EST
In response to portfolio1's comment:
In response to miSOXfan's comment:
In the Woodhead article today, comments section, someone said it was foolish to compare him to Kevin Faulk. Now, I loved Faulk, but here goes:
In their first 3 years with the Pats, Woodhead has had
more yards from scrimmage (1199 vs 966 rushing, 982 vs 752 receiving),
more yds per game (48.5-38.2)
more touchdowns (14-10)
higher yds per carry (4.8-3.5) and
per reception (10.7-8.1).
Faulk did it for longer, so far, and I loved his contributions, but I think the comparison is valid. Am I saying Woodhead is better? No, not yet anyway. But I love what he does, too.
One key aspect your stats do not reflect at all is pass blocking. Faulk was always very good at it. Mighty Mouse was not good at first. He has surely gotten better. But in this area not as good as Faulk.
Agree with you there, there are aspects that stats don't reflect. I think Woodhead is adequate as a pass blocker, though at nearly 200 he should improve. And he seems to get the occasional chip in there.