Belichick’s Woody

Belichick’s Woody is rock hard. Danny Woodhead managed to hold the rock and emerge from the Jet’s practice squad and land as a Patriot! Woodhead had 11 carries for 63 yards. Add that to 5 catches for 52 yards and we have 115 yards on the day. Woodhead has stepped into Faulk’s 3rd down role and then some. He isn’t a big boy weighing in at 200lbs and a mere 5’9. He is elusive and decisive. Those our two of the required intangibles to be successful in New England’s system.

Belichick in many ways is my football coaching idol. He can recycle pulling Branch out of pasteur in good ole Seattle for his second tour. He can also spot “catching” talent by picking off Woodhead from the Jets practice squad. All this while trading Randy Moss and “no gas in the tank” Lawrence Maroney and reloading their draft picks.  He can take an average back in BenJarvus Green-Ellis and make him into a serviceable RB. Ellis pounds the ball while Woodhead finesses his way down the field.

Let’s not forget the most amazing part of this team. They find a way to beat the formidable Ravens with a young defense and rookie corners on each side. Belichick may drive us fantasy owners crazy after all the hype of Brandon Tate. All this was a smoke screen with Tate’s zero catch performance. I have to give the man credit his bravado and coaching ability is unparalleled.

From a fantasy perspective I feel that Woodhead and Branch have value. Alas, you will have to deal with the NE Belichick fantasy RB curse- never knowing who is fav of the day is. That being said Woodhead and Branch (9 catches for 98 yards and a TD today) are worth waiver wire claims this week.

— on a side note Creaky Crayton and Cassel played fantastic this week. I hope ya’all listened to my advice 🙂


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