The San Diego acquisition of Danny Woodhead during the offseason was one of the more quiet moves around the league. With big name receivers trading jerseys and famous defenders finding new homes, few payed any attention to an undersized role-playing running back and his whereabouts.
Nonetheless, it looks like Woodhead could have some serious impact with the Chargers. It’s no secret that they haven’t been the same over the past few seasons. Many attribute that to the loss of LaDainian Tomlinson and lack of depth at wide receiver.
While those things did hurt, I believe losing Darren Sproles a couple of years ago made the Charger offense much less dynamic. Ryan Mathews was called on to be an every down workhorse and I’m just not sure that’s something he can do.
Woodhead gives the Chargers back that “scatback” element that Sproles brought. He has the ability to turn a 3rd-and-short draw played into a 20 yard gain in the blink of an eye and is also an effective pass catcher out of the ba...