Dec 23, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (39) warms up before the start of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Woodhead: San Diego Chargers Coaches Sold Me

Danny Woodhead followed Wes Welker’s lead and left the New England Patriots. He signed a deal with the San Diego Chargers and is jumping to a warmer coast. The difference, according to Woodhead, is the San Diego Chargers coaching staff, who “sold him” on making the switch.

“The coaching staff and just talking to them,” Woodhead said on The Mighty 1090 in San Diego, via Sports Radio Interviews. “They made me excited to be a part of what’s going on. I’m excited to play with a bunch of great players.”

The San Diego Chargers did well with a undersized Darren Sproles on their roster a long time, and several coaches ago. I’m not the only one making the comparison between the two, and like Wes Welker and Danny Amendola, Woodhead is aware of the comparison.

“You know, Darren Sproles is obviously a great football player for the past few years and any time that you can be mentioned like that is obviously flattering, but I try to just go out and work hard and be who I am and try to help the team out, whichever way I can.”

But it still remains unknown how the Chargers will use him.

“I think all of that stuff is determined at a later date as far as role. I am just going to come in and try to do whatever I can and to help the team out. Just play football to the best of my abilities and that’s all I can focus on.”

 “I’m very excited. I’m excited about what we have going on and where the organization is going. It’s a real exciting time for me and my family to come out there.”

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