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Jets Cry Over Losing Danny Woodhead



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    FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 31: Danny Woodhead #39 of the New England Patriots reacts after gaining yards against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Danny Woodhead

    Mike Tannenbaum is the New York Jets general manager who cut Danny Woodhead in September, letting him slip away to the division rival New England Patriots.

    Oh, Tannenbaum. All Woodhead has done is become the Patriots' second-leading rusher, average 5.4 yards a carry in 10 appearances, and establish himself as the Pats' quintessential cult hero this season.

    "He's a great kid," Tannenbaum toldESPN Boston. "His success isn't surprising to any of us. When it happens in your division, that's not something you want to have happen, but it did."

    "It was more of a situational thing than Danny couldn't play" said Jets safety Jim Leonard. "Everyone in this locker room knew that he could play. The coaches knew he could play, obviously. They thought very highly of him. He got to New England and Kevin Faulk got hurt and he goes right into that role, being a third-down back and they're running the ball well with him."

    Jets tight end Dustin Keller was a little less philosophical. "I think the Patriots got a steal with him," Keller said.

    Other Jets are just happy to see Woodhead making the most of a chance he'd not have gotten with the Jets.

    "I'm excited for him, I'm glad that he's doing well," Jets receiver Braylon Edwards told ESPN Boston. "But we can't have that this week. We don't want him going wild on us."

    That's funny, Braylon Edwards, because Patriots fans wouldn't mind if you went wild again before Sunday's game.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who takes this s*** serious, real serious, and puts his heart and soul into this s*** every single week.