Re: Getting Danny Woodhead Involved?
posted at 11/15/2011 9:30 PM EST
In Response to Re: Getting Danny Woodhead Involved?
[QUOTE]Thats true. Why they aren't throwing more screens and just getting him the ball more in general is beyond me. With teams now focusing more on Welker and Gronk (whos playing even better this year) that should open things up more for Woodhead. I still think Faulk is the better blocker of the 2 but at this point Woodhead is more electrifying with the ball in his hands. Maybe they're saving him for the playoffs but I still don't get why he wasn't used more when Faulk was out. He doesn't seem to be injured in any way
Posted by Homecheese[/QUOTE]
Didn't he get hurt a few weeks ago? He didn't seem hurt, like you say.
In fact, he was more effective against the Jets than any other RB last Sunday.
Faulk is definitely the better blocker, but Woodhead is the second best blocker in the RB group. Was that him, though, that was essentially eaten alive on the safety last week? Or was it Benny or Faulk? I can't recall. One of them was steamrolled.
Anyhow, yeah. I think NE should dip back into the playbooks. They ran screens very effectively when Weiss was here, and even during McDaniel's brief stint.
It seems like they have used less since they went the the 2TE monster they have now.
It seems like a minor tweek, but running a couple more of those could be an effective way of getting him more involved.
Also, running him right out of the backfield, and up the gut as well. He did muff that catch that caused an INT against Buffalo, but I still think he can get separation.