Jan 1, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (39) is congratulated after his touchdown by quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Bill 49-21. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

New England Patriots: Tom Brady Gushes Over Danny Woodhead

The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and running back Danny Woodhead was a large part of the team’s offensive success. Woodhead scored two touchdowns — a fifteen yard rushing touchdown and 18 yard receiving touchdown.

After the game, Tom Brady raved about Woodhead to WEEI and said that he was thankful the Patriots rivals cut Woodhead loose.

“I remember his first game,” Brady said. “We kind of joked on the sideline, [former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien] and I, we kind of said, ‘The legend is born.’ We saw him that week in practice, what he was capable of doing, and said, ‘Why did the Jets release that guy?‘ They had him playing receiver and he was a running back in college.

“He’s just come in and done such a great job. He’s the ultimate team player and teammate — dependable, consistent, you always know the level of play you’re getting from Danny. He had a huge game yesterday for us. We really needed it, because as an offense, I’d say everyone really didn’t have their best day but Danny. He really saved the day for us.”

Woodhead signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Chadron State following the 2008 NFL Draft.

The former Division II star has been helpful to the Patriots offense, so imagine what he would be able to provide for the miserable Jets offense.

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