When the 5'8" Woodhead walked into the Patriots' locker room in September after being claimed on waivers from the Jets, Tom Brady looked right through him. Or over him. "I thought he was in our video department or something," Brady said. Typical Pats: Third-down back Kevin Faulk goes down injured, and Bill Belichick finds an upgrade. In 12 games Woodhead (782 yards, five TDs) has surpassed Faulk's totals from 2009. He's also made a formidable tandem with undrafted free-agent BenJarvus Green-Ellis. "Who'd have thought these two guys would be such huge contributors to our team?" said Brady. It's the Patriot way.
This is an article from the Dec. 27, 2010 issue