When “Hard Knocks” comes on HBO, Danny Woodhead had an important role, as he quickly became one of the much loving players of Jets coach Rex Ryan’s. , Danny Woodhead survived the final cuts when New York’s original 53-man roster was set but he was released later that week, and viewers who grew to like the diminutive back out of Chadron State wondered where he might end up.
Well, they can wonder no more — Danny Woodhead has found a home in New England with the Patriots. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound all-purpose player became the Patriots’ featured back in the second half of Monday night’s 41-14 New England win at Sun Life Stadium. He finished with eight carries for 36 yards, just one week after scoring on a key TD run against the Bills.
Danny Woodhead also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady on Monday, which allowed New England to regain a 27-14 lead after Miami had cut it to 20-14. Perhaps Ryan is going to regret letting the little guy go.