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Clowney Returns, Woodhead Waived

Posted by Eric Allen on September 14, 2010 – 6:37 pm

The New York Jets today re-signed WR David Clowney and waived RB/WR Danny Woodhead.

After Mark Sanchez threw for just 74 yards in Monday night’s loss to the Ravens, the Green & White brought back a burner in Clowney. A three-year vet, the 6’0”, 188-pound Clowney played in 13 games last season and established career highs with 14 receptions for 191 yards and a TD. Originally a fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2007, he has appeared in 15 career games with the Green & White.

Woodhead, also in his third pro season, played against the Ravens but did not record an offensive stat.  He appeared in 10 regular-season games last season in a dual role, rushing 15 times for 64 yards and catching eight balls for 87 yards.

Before Woodhead signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent, he won two consecutive Harlon Trophies (an award that honors the best player in Division II) while rushing for 7,962 yards and amassing 9,749 yards all-purpose yards at Chadron State. His college accomplishments included scoring in 38 straight games and rushing for more than 200 yards in 19 contests.

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135 Responses to “Clowney Returns, Woodhead Waived”

  1. By Steve Kusch on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Huh? I guess that’s why you go to the game. I couldn’t see what Woodhead did wrong but I guess it’s a fire sale. Clowney returns for his potential speed.

  2. By Al on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t like this move at all. Woodhead is a gutsy guy who would run through a wall for you. I think Clowney’s a head case. What about Laverneus?

  3. By commentman on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, we really have to do something about this play calling, after the second offensive series for us i was calling the plays that was going to happen, Shotty is so predictable it really is something that needs to be looked at, shotty obviously dosent trust Sanchez because he runs the balls to the point where us fans want to fall asleep, next time throw the dam ball, Sanchez is not going to get any bnetter at throwing the ball by handing off, also about this reporters in the locker room situation, are men aloud in womens locker rooms, NO!

  4. By grgo buva on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Rex, Danny Woodhead is not the reason why we couldn’t get the passing game going but I can guarantee that if he had 1 or 2 balls thrown his way I’m sure good things would have happened. With all these new so called weapons we have why are we not throwing the ball, at least a little. I’m not saying let’s be Air Coryell but can we please play like we want to win and not like we don’t want to lose. It is pathetic and embarrassing to watch this and I can truly say that all Jets fans would agree with me. A guy like Danny Woodhead can only help a team. So I hope for our sake that someone in our division doesn’t pick him up. I’ve been a loyal diehard Jets fan since I can remember “30 years” and I love what you are doing with the team but waiving Woodhead is a huge mistake. Good luck the rest of the way, I’ll be in sec 123 cheering my heart out!

    Grgo Buva,

  5. By nc on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Great move. Cut someone that can make plays and protect the ball for someone who can’t be counted on.

    Lets put Joe McNight in because he’s a draft pick…I really hate the politics of the NFL.

  6. By Rafman on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I like Clowney But they should have cut someone else, Woodhead did nothing but play football i would not be shocked if he would be signed by the Pats..

  7. By JP on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Personally, I would love to see Woodhead get scooped up by a team and become a pro bowler somewhere.

    Everytime I saw him in the preseason, he always gave his all and made things happen.

    Yet, because we have an unproven running back that fumbles, an aging veteran, a rookie that did nothing in the preason, and so many other offensive weapons (I am being sarcastic), we have to let the kid go.

    Call it a venting session, however, if you want to cut anyone, cut the guy calling the plays or the guy who is guarenteed to make $28 million dollars who doesn’t throw down field.

  8. By Mike on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Unbelievable!!!! Why? Woodhead busts his butt everytime time he is on the field. Clowney is horrible. He might have the potential to be good, but where is it? He should have shown everyone how good he can be, if at all any good. I can’t understand why they cut Woodhead when McKnight, who is supposedly good, is still on the team. McKnight has done nothing. NOTHING. he had yet to perform and show any spark of greatness. He will never be like Leon Washington. The Jets are wasting they’re time with him. BRING BACK WOODHEAD!

  9. By moemoney on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    R U guys nuts? waive danny woodhead? Should have waived Mcknight

  10. By Damone on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah NC,Joe Mckinight can catch the football out the backfield and we shoulda lined up LT or him as a reciever a lil bit more last night but when you’re on tape sometimes you cant show your stuff the first game of the season.This New England will be better for us on Offense.You always play division opponents harder.Rex was in Sanchez head too much like he said.I’m worried about the O!

  11. By frank on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    fire shotty, he does not know how to call an offence. he is too predictable. how can sanchez gain confidence with throwing check downs. y have shotty not designed plays for woodhead, so he can use his speed. what bout braylon? i bet u santonio holms would not count in this offence with shotty calling plays.also cut jenkins he is done.

  12. By TG on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Pathetic…..just another boneheaded move by a boneheaded, big mouthed coach. From what I saw in that game, say goodbye to the 2010 – 2011 season. See ya Jets, or should I say Gliders?

  13. By tampajet on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    i am suprised at this knee jurk reaction.the sole problem is shotty he cant play call. we will get better but we will not win important games when it counts if he is play calling.he is a left over from manginies weak offense.rex please step in and have a say or have gut s make a move and promote callahan.

  14. By pplumb on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I see some real good thinking going on here… Releese the guy that catches well, doesn’t fumble, and has good speed…Keep the guys that fumble and can’t catch… Brilliant! Woodhead played so hard that he forced others to try to be better to keep their spots…SUPER BOWL…. Maybe years later but not this year as hopefully promised and the kind of thinking that is going on…My personal hope is that Woodhead comes back to haunt you even if it’s only one game… This action is only going to make him work harder for some one else… Nebraska for Woodhead…

  15. By IRA on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry to see Danny go for now. Wonder if the Packers might look at him since they need RB’s now? Clowney is a good move at least until Holmes gets back. They will use him to stretch the field and try top make things easier for Sanchez. With KJ out wonder if they sign a DL or add Washington to the 53 man roster?

  16. By tampajet on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    i did not like the freeze green move .he is our lead back give him back the ball after a fumble.we need to keep his confidence high.very happy with the defense we look better than last year .jason looks great cromartie and the rook will be fine.we will be fine with out jenkins.please dont blitz on every down,you live by it sooner or latter it will kill you.

  17. By Matt on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Hey if they are not going to pass who cares who the WRs are.

    Too bad about Woodhead. Seems like wasn’t given a real chance.

    Hope Schotty sees this as a wake up call.

  18. By scjoe on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Clowney or Woodhead, what does it matter if you have a QB that just does not have the confidence or the guts to throw down field? The Ravens won that game because Flacco did have the confidence and the guts to throw the ball deep, and at the same time he proved that good things can happen even if you don’t always complete the pass (Cromarti/Wilson) You throw deep a few times a game and as we witnessed last night anything can happen, if there is an interception that is fine, it is as good as a punt. Sure, there was plenty of blame to go around as some of you have speculated, but putting all of that aside there was still a chance to win that game with one minute left and ball in hand, but Sanchez just could not even come close to getting it done. THAT is the bottom line!

  19. By Kenny P on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Waive Woodhead? STUPID MOVE!….Huge mistake! I can see the Fish picking him up and I gaurantee this will come back and bite us big time! I don’t get it!

  20. By chris b. on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    wow. really danny woowhead i saw the hardknocks when you talked about possibly letting danny go. but instead let clowney go. westoff really liked woodhead on teams. not to mention he can play two positions on the offense. you must know something i dont know. the way he proves himself in practice and in pre season and then he gets no touches in the game. i bet he comes up big in the game if you get him the ball. you better sign him quick. danny i believe in you.

  21. By Scotty D on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I think somebody spiked the Jet’s Gatorade. Heart wins games.

  22. By scjoe on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Some of you seem to be down on Rex after one game, let’s not forget he does not get involved in the offensive play calling during a game. That little jewel falls in the hands of Shottenheimer and Shottenheimer only. Let’s also be honest about the fact that regardless of the penalties on the defensive side of the ball it was the offense, or lack there of, that lost that game. When you are down by one point and have the ball with about two minutes left in the game, you have a chance to win that game, regardless of what has happened up to that point. We had that opportunity in that game and did not (could not) take advantage of it. That falls on the offensive coordinator, the offense, and most of all the QB!! That is not to say there are a couple of things that Rex can, and should start to do differently, but in this particular game the blame is squarely on the offense.

  23. By Figgmatic on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Personally I agree with a majority of everyone here…cutting a gamer like Woodhead and keeping around a guy like McKnight who just doesn’t seem to get it is a little curious. Clowney has potential and is a head case, he’s certainly not the answer for the offensive woes of last night, but there is something about this decision that can work out (what that is, I don’t know..that’s why the pay the coaching staff to plan that stuff out) putting Clowney in the slot may have some benefits in the passing game. we’ll just have to see how this all plays out

  24. By chris b. on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    the jets will have to wait at least 24 hrs to re-sign woodhead he still has to clear the waiver wire. kris jenkins goes on IR and woodhead comes back to active roster. lets hope he clears waiver wire. dumb move. should have waited a day put KJ on IR and then re-sign clowney. CGB

  25. By Gabriel on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Listen Jet’s fan lets not give up hope

    Yes this was a questionable decision for them to waive woodhead when on HBO’s hard knocks, it should woodhead working his tail off and never giving up, but we should’nt go off on our coach and say goodbye to the 2010-2011 season.

    This has been only one game people, this game was winnable we all know that, we should’nt just verbally attack our coach and team like mark sanchez and joe mcknight

    were better than that as jets fans, we still have many more games ahead of us lets go vent out our own anger adn dissapointment and move on to our home opener for the new england patriots.

    thank you, Gabriel loyal fan of the New York Jets.

  26. By RR on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t see how Clowney is better than Woodhead. Woodhead plays his heart out. Why can’t he be their Welker? He runs, cathes, plays with enthusiasm and gains yards whenever he touches the ball. Bad decision to cut him. SOmeone will pick him up and make him a star. Bad move. Should have brought Coles back for leadership because I am not seeing any right now on either side of the ball. 12 penalties? I am absolutely miserable. waiting all these months for this game and they play like that? Either Sanchez, whom I like, is not progressing or the coaches are overmatched. THis season can go bad real fast and if they stink up the joint against the Patriots I’m going to put a brick through their window.

    But the way this offense is playing, nobody will help. Pathetic, embarrassing. That play where Slauson got steamrolled better be a fluke.

  27. By Deebo on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    QB wanted

  28. By Mike D on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    What happened to the Sanchez we saw grow up in the playoffs? c’mon Shotty, your better than that. Maybe have Sanchez call the game. That’s the only time we saw some offense. PLAY LIKE A JET!

  29. By AV on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Wow. Woodhead was one of my favorite Jets. Everytime he touched the ball he produced. He appeared once in the Ravens game, lined up as a receiver and was not thrown to. This irks me, especially after a loss like yesterday. Instead of focusing on the penalty problem, the organization got rid of a class act, producing, player.

  30. By Deucey on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    What kind of stuff is this.. we keep a bunch of guys that can’t hold on to the ball after a game like monday. Woodhead is a highlight film waiting to happen… i sure hope green bay signs him… they could use a back to make plays now… get into an offense that likes to try to win…. maybe open something up past about ten yards.

  31. By Vincent on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    If our offense misfires on Sunday…oops, I mean doesn’t turn up again, then this move is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The season wont be lost just yet, but the mountain to climb will have just gotten steeper.

    No point changing, swapping, reshuffling the minions when the big boys like Sanchez, Cromartie, Green, Slauson and so on are not pulling their weight.

    Hoping that a guy who was unceremoniously dumped for mediocre performances will add something without even testing the ousted Woodhead leaves me speechless.

    RR – focus on Sanchez throwing the ball TO a WR before deciding one or more of the WRs are or are not any good. Look closer to home before pointing the finger.

  32. By Miguel A. Ramirez Jr. on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Again reading the “perception” of “Jets Fans” leads me to believe..again.. that people bought into the hype of Woodhead especially after Hard Knocks or his “electrifying” performance against the Eagles 2nd and/or 3rd string defense the past two preseasons. Rather than studying the game of football, especially the performance on Monday Night.

    Let’s be serious.

    The reason why we got Clowney back is because Schottenheimer wants a burner in the slot; you’re not getting that with Woodhead. You cannot even see Woodhead half the time he’s on the field; also despite that Woodhead is a football player and has a strong work ethic, he lacks height at his position. I could care less if he’s listed as a “runningback”, they line him at split-end/z-back. Clowney will be the slot receiver until Holmes comes back.

    If last night’s offensive scheme is any indication of the future, then we are going to see many plays go to the flats, or 5-10 yards off the line of scrimmage.

    Schottenheimer cost us the game. Not Mark Sanchez.

    If you want proof, look at the “progression”. Since when is Mark Sanchez, Peyton Manning? Calling audibles, dummy audibles, killing plays, hard counting etc etc.

    Schottenheimer is effectively holding back Sanchez from playing his style of football.

    We now know he has a better understanding, if not a complete aptitude for the system, therefore Schottenheimer needs to let his quarterback play the position like he wants to.

    The offense cost us the game.
    Whereas, the defense played effective, yet undisciplined football and special teams had a stellar performance. Also, the left guard situation is dismal; even though we picked up marquee talent in the offseason, letting go of Faneca has proven disastrous.

    If we continue trending like this, we will finish, at best, 3rd in the AFC East.

    An undisciplined team couple with a soft, vanilla frosted offense results in what we saw last night.

    Mediocrity does not make it to the Super Bowl…Greatness does. Our team right now is mediocre at best.

  33. By JK on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    what about Coles we should bring him back

  34. By Scoof on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Are you kidding me Jets! Buy a dog, name it clue, and you’ll have one! Put politics aside and man up Rex and company. All you ever say about Woodhead is how he looked really good and had a great day in the slot or wherever he may have been. PUT HIM IN THE SLOT. He is lightning quick, has exceptional vision, and can cut on a dime. Look at Wes Welker. Apparently they just have a staff that knows how to use their talent. Just because he isn’t a million dollar man doesn’t mean you can’t play him. Apparently the Jets don’t care about winning. I hope someone in the division scoops him up and dominates the Jets. You didn’t even give the kid a chance.

  35. By DD on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Shame on you NY Jets……Woodhead will get picked by another team and burn the Jets D just like Ryan said he did in practice, only it will count against them. Duh!!!!

  36. By ddh on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Rex, please send McKnight to the practice squad and activate C.Washington, and find a way bring D.Woodhead back, and the jets blew the chance to find a decent backup for KJ in the off season, we all love KJ and wish him the absolute best, but given his previous injury and age you built this D line on a shaky foundation, even last season, his absence changed the D, regardless of how well they played.

  37. By Scott on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Stretch the field. Will Clowney catch the ball? Woodhead is a gamer and they will miss him but Clowney can stretch the field and takes one player out of the box from run support.3 more games to Holmes!

  38. By Vince-Florida on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Randy,
    Good update on the latest moves!
    A thought occurred to me: why not have Sanchez carry the clipboard and learn from Brunelle? The advantages are numerous: Brunelle can call his own plays and Shotty can study what new plays are needed for his offense and exactly where to insert them. He can see what plays are working for the other side as well.
    Also, the team can get more screen passes and sideline passes in as Shotty is studying the situation instead of being a slave to the situation. What do you think?

  39. By GIL on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Man I believed when we said we were going to the superbowl and I still do but this transaction is utterly amazing (sarcastic) you waive a player who has given this team everything and produces when then ball is in his hands and go and get a unproven guy who has been with us and cant crack the wr lineup??????? Can they waive coaches who’s systems haven’t been proven to work for so many years? (shotty) I am getting tired of watching good hard working guys get waived and bums that replace them. Kris Jenks God bless you I know that you have a rough road ahead and whichever road you choose thank you for your time with us fans u make it worth being a JETS Fan. Bring back Woodhead give that guy a chance.

  40. By Row on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    NFL players only (technically) get three years on a practice squad, it’s time Woodhead got a shot at being a full timer. With the troubles, I have a hard time seeing how we couldn’t throw a swing pass, a screen or a slant to him. (besides the QB problem) Sanchez who? I sincerely hope Mcknight sees this stuff because most of the public wants him cut. Go Jets.

  41. By aj trio on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    damn shame. woodhead had the potential to be great. gotta feeling he will end up within conference and hurt us later on this season..

  42. By Nic Scalevich on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    we all know given a chance Woodhead can be a great football player. He is fast, tough and has soft hands. BAD MOVE JETS!!

  43. By Nav on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    This is a pathetic move. Woodhead comes in does the little things well. He is great coming out of th backfield creating mis-matches with linebackers and can actually catch the ball unlike Shonne Greene(as last nights great effort with time winding down showed). Can run between the tackles and hold onto the ball which McNight can’t, yet he is still on the team just because he was a draft pick. So much for Rex’s comments about keeping the best athletes. I hope Rex and Shotty both remember that NFL stands for NOT FOR LONG, especially making bone-head moves like this. This will come back to bite the Jets. All your doing is giving the guy fuel for his fire. Viva La Woodhead!!!!

  44. By lg on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Woodhead stay Shotty go bad calls all night if you have no confidence in Sanchez let Brunell throw it down the field

  45. By blanco on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    pretty good field position , three turnovers and and many big names but not able to come up with a w. by one point or ten we still lost . what O ?.the only one that was showing any effort was LT and maybe D. woodhead if he was called upon .pathetic play calling by shotty. cutting woodhead is not the answer.

  46. By jet80 on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Watching hard knocks again.even MS called a pass play and it worked! how can u go out their every sunday and dial up the same plays with no pass at all?Woody,how r u allowing this to happen?And did we really decide to keep 4 TE’s over Danny and Chauncy?IM goin to need Doc after this mess soo far.

  47. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I admit I don’t entirely know why Woodhead is the guy they cut, Rex seemed to like his hands and versatility. I do know that you don’t cut a college runner like McKnight one game into his pro career no matter what he’s done or not done. But I can’t get carried away about Woodhead, even if he is a likable underdog. He’s pretty easy to bring down, of average potential in the slot, and so far mediocre on ST. What some of you guys aren’t seeing is that this team is in serious trouble. If only last week the verdict on Clowney was, “He just doesn’t make a difference for us” and now he’s back, the powers-that-be may well be going nuts at this offensive futility, so this kind of desperation isn’t that surprising. If you saw how J-Co was completely unable to outrun his defender on that sideline deep pattern, you can only imagine what the coaches are thinking. That’s why I’ve advocated J-Co in the slot with Holmes and Edwards playing as much if not more than him, because we’re never gonna win any games with these 5-yard passes, especially when they’re incomplete. And by the way to the announcers,J-Co didn’t drop that pass at the end, it wasn’t thrown to the right place and he was kinda lucky to get his hands on it.

  48. By Woodman79 on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    All I can say is Danny Woodhead made all us native Nebraskans (turned Jets fans) proud – even if he really never got much of a chance to show in a regular season game what he could do (although I did watch him go over a buck-40 on the ground in the final Pre-Season game last year). I agree with most of the others … how the heck can they justify keeping McKnight – other than they have more invested him maybe?

    Mark it down, Woodhead WILL get claimed, and WILL get a chance to show what he can do somehwere else – be it N.E.; Denver (would be the closest NFL city to his home); or someplace else that can use a RB/WR that would eat dirt to help his team.

    Hang tough, Danny!

  49. By Guy Massey on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    Man why not drop J McKnight who doubts himself. Why Danny? Danny showed nothing but HEART since he was drafted!! I love Jets, I love Rex and Mike T but man I really disagree with the player they chose to waive. Good luck Danny!! SOMEONE will pick you up!!

  50. By Ellis44 on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    What!!!!! I can’t believe it. This is the wrong move guys. Danny is too versatile to be waived.

  51. By Black on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think we need another receiver with our corpse the way it is, more like better play calling.. These coaches need to play a little bit of madden 11 or madden 10 and see if they can get to the superbowl playing on all madden…. because we called 2 screens the entire game against one of the most aggressive defenses of all time.. we should of been doing SLANTS, come back routes and screen passes all day, following up into a play up the field every 2 – 3 first downs..

  52. By Former Jet Fan on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    You just waived a guy who knows how to play, wants to play and can play. Too bad for you.

  53. By Bob M on Sep 14, 2010 | Reply

    What about Greene? He should watch Danny Woodhead and learn to play FB..Learn to get into the game..Learn to play with some heart and fire. Half that team should have sat up and taken notice..Including the coach.

  54. By jetsfan28 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    a couple things here:
    1. Woodhead has also not proven he can play but in defense to him, he was not given even close to the amount of opportunities as clowney was. clowney during the pre-season last year was suppossed to be Sanchez’s go-to-guy, what did he do last yr? 15 rec for 100 yrds. he became a special teams player…THAT’s IT. so clowney was given last year and he blew it. Also, by the way he was suspended last year by the JETS…just pointing that out
    2. While i have hated Shotty since the moment he arrived, I’m not so sure u can blame all of the offenses failure last night on him. He does call the plays, but is Sanchez’s job to execute. What is shotty supposed to do if his QB is afraid to throw the ball downfiled? You cant blame shotty for calling running plays last night, b/c the run has worked better for the jets than dump offs to the RBs running flat routes. HOWEVER, i still believe that there should have been about 10 more pass plays called.
    3. More on the offensive coordinator and Sanchez- yes he was extremely predictable last night (which is y i said i think more pass plays should have been called) but (like i said b4) there is nothing he can do really b/c Sanchez is afraid to throw downfield. He ‘s got to talk to Sanchez on the sidelines after the drives!!!! i mean seriously…who does Sanchez think he is???? Peyton Manning??? what was with all those audibles??? that’s y we had so many offensive holding penalties. the lineman are confused once u say “kill, kill!!!!!” 10 times at the line and change the play 4 times.
    4. the defense last night- while in general the jets played great on this side of the ball, they also got very lucky. flaccos fumble was understandable, but mcgahee’s was total luck!!! he just lost it there!!! the ravens should have had at least 3 more points. and what about our 1st round pick??? Kyle wilson got burned consistently!! what happened there!!! and he’s supposed to take wes welker next week??? yay!!! cant wait for that matchup! and how about cromartie. this guy is tall athletic…seems gr8. BUT…he showed the same problem in coverage as kerry rohdes did. HE CANT CHANGE DIRECTIONS QUICKLY ENOUGH. HE CANT TURN HIS HIPS as they say in the NFL. thats why we saw him get like 4 holding penelties. the WRs beat him on their original routes, and then he had no choice but to hold them. hes NOT AGILE enough. in my opinion the D is gonna hav some issues (especially now that jenkins is done) teams can run at us (just not at Ellis) and they can throw it to anyone on teh field except at Revis. if a team has a good RB and a good #2 WR then they hav a legit chance at beating the JETS this yr. i am saddened by this b/c of all the hype that i heard about them this offseason. COME ON JETS! your fans are becoming miserable!!!!!

    Final note: i just hope that last nights game was just a fluke, and that the jets players were a little nervous, b/c im rooting for these guys and i want to see them win as much as all of you guys do. SO LETS GO JETS!!!!!

    positive point: we should be getting back our best pass rusher from last year this week…calvin pace should be back either this week or next week

  55. By jerry on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    when ravens were bringing the heat ,there were no check downs to running backs , no tight slants from slot receiver, this is where woodhead can make plays on third downs , but never given a chance to play on offense to account to anything , rex talks about playing like you practice , well you don’t see woodhead making mistakes in preseason games , he’s out there makin plays . Shotty needs to play players who make plays , Sanchez should have been pulled for a series or two and Burnell a chance to prove what he could do , sometimes changing players out that arn’t getting the job done can bring a different spark to the team . Woodhead your a great player , you’ll be picked up by someone ,

  56. By sal c. on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    This is only the first game and Ive been proved wrong many times, thats the way seasons unfold, no one really knows, I dont know if it was money or age Fanica, Jones, and leon;s departure may prove pivital, Fanica, opening space for the runner, and leadership, plus Slauson gonna get Sanchez busted up, Jones, leadership and as a mentor for Green, who looked it, and Leon just for the things he did for the offence,, Both defences played great, even w ith penalties, Baltimore only had 10 points w/ that recieving core, which i thought was going to put up bigger numbers..Plain and simple Ray lewis and co, just punched alittle bit harder yesterday, and it showed on the faces of the offence, Green exspecially.Even when santonio gets back, this recieving core is still third in the division, not a big edwards fan!

  57. By jojo on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I was never a pro-football fan before, but Danny is a small-town kid makes it big, he is our hero, guess I’ll have to cheer for another team, that is whatever team Danny is playing for! GOOD LUCK DANNY!!

  58. By sal c. on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    PS Wood head ,Clowney dont make a difference, the two wont make adifferece if the team cant get the running game going consistantly.If they dont run 30 times a game they lost thier identity,and that would make for a long season!

  59. By Jason on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Funny i don’t remember Woodhead fumble or drop a pass or give up on a play. 7-9 and miss the playoffs. I just call it like i see it as a long time jets follower.

  60. By levin vargas on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    ok.. well first of all good hard game! i understand that we don’t want to waive mcknight because of the rookie pool.but really…how bad are we with money that we waive woodhead instead of mcknight??? no clue! com’on GM.do your job and stop being cheap.AH is there on trade rumors and if AH is willing to play 3-4 which we don’t really play that kind of D all the time.rex could maybe talk t him and find out 2 things, 1. is he going to play hard all the time. 2. can he renegotiate his contract.just slightly.if so then our GM needs to get working on the phone and make moves for us.shotty is getting alot of heat for his play call.my qyestion goes to rex…and if you want your QB to be one of the best i think you need him to start calling his own plays down there.at least a couple.hes playing on the field, he see what works and what he’ll like to do.look plain and simple like this, i don’t mind sanchez throwin picks as long as he’s learning in the process.LET HIM LOOSE! let the game get slower for him and thats not going to work if he keeps just throwing checkdowns and not making that big play.i really don’t see how you guys are going to do when holmes gets back if edward can’t even get the ball thrown to him no more then a couple of times… shotty fix the offense,THIS COULD BE YOUR LAST YEAR IN NEW YORK.if players don’t play good in new york, there out. should not be different for shotty if the offense doesn’t produce this year.

  61. By Jeremy on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Why is it that the defense goes all out, taking risks and gambles, man-on-man coverages and all-out-blitzes, but our offense is limited to runs up the middle and check-downs to the running backs? Open it up, and lets see what we have! Tired of watching the same ol’ Jets, 2010 version.

  62. By Guido561 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    OK.. So now we are a RUN FIRST team with Ladanian “Over The Hill” Tomlinson, Shonn “McFumbles” Greene and Joe “Doesnt Even Suit Up For Games” McKnight. Thats it? 3 horrible Backs? Better call Kansas City while their all excited about their new running back from monday night and beg for TJ back. And breaking up that O-line that wasnt “Gunna stay together forever” was genius Tannenbaum!! And it wasnt even like Faneca was a free agent or he pulled a haynesworth and we got him outta town.. he was part of the best and one of the longest running O-lines ever and we dumped just BCUZ!?.. sounds like the Same Ol Jets to me, always beating themselves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. By Guido561 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    “Wasnt gunna stay together forever” **

    and we dumped HIM just BCUZ!?.. **

  64. By Rick Roucoulet on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    The thinking in this JETS organization has me lost for words. Woodhead gone? We’ll prob get crushed against him & the next team that ALREADY picked him up. & Clowney over Coles??? Clowney is just a preseason WR. Of course if they won Monday night ANY decision wouldnt matter (It’s the FIX IT for ALL) but they didnt & ANY decision the JETS make will be seriously questioned until something is proven. I have defended this team & coach for the off-season talk, so COME ON Rex & Schotty, PLEASE back it up against the pats.

  65. By Rick Roucoulet on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Please don’t think McKnight is any answer, he’s a butterfingers

  66. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    One other thing I don’t get: I thought we cut Clowney to make room for Turner. If there’s something going on at WR they don’t like, why wasn’t the move to call up Turner to the active roster? I’m not a rabid fan of Woodhead but I will say that I don’t get why he’s gone but we still have Turner. Yeah, I know Woodhead can’t go back on the practice squad, I mean there should’ve been a way to keep Clowney and Woodhead and lose Turner. I mean, isn’t Clowney going to have to go back to playing special teams now, which they said he wasn’t good enough at a week ago?

  67. By wayne on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Woodhead wasn’t a reason they lost anymore than he would have been a reason they would have won. There’s no crying in football. Guys get uncerimoniously let go after giving up far more of themselves than he did.Just business.Good to see MR. Namath agree with me that Sanchez being handled improperly If you took number off his jersey’ you couldnt tell difference betw him and Kellen…..if Rexy keeps with his present course of behavior…won’t be long before the reference between him and his dad won’t be so glowing,,,,without a doubt he’s a great DC.Is he a great headcoach?…We’re nowhere near finding that out. Can Rex hold these guys together the first 4 games…Or will he bail on them when they need him most.?……

  68. By AJ on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Well, I guess someone had to go, someone has to be a scapegoat..Maybe we should have waited to see if the real offense actually shows up the field next week before cutting a go to warrior like Woodhead. Adding Clowney may be an ok move but there really is nobody out on the wings that is a game breaker regardless..sure they are good, but where is the deep threat..who is the deep respected threat ? Who is the wide receiver that the other teams teams are saying ” Oh no…how do we cover that guy ” ? Dear coaches, if you don’t have a way to throw the ball over 20 yards , whats the point of it all ? Bring back Al Toon and Wes Walker !

  69. By IRA on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    After watching the tape of the game besides all the alarming mistakes a lot of things could be fixed. Clearly Sanchez played araid to make a mistake and part of that was his fault plus like Rex said he and the coaches drilled that in his head. I think signing Clowney showed they know they have to at least make them cover somebody downfield and have another WR in the mix until Holmes gets back. Funny thing is even with the ultra conservative game if they didn’t have half of those penalties they would’ve won an ugly game. Are there concerns? Of course. They will right the ship.
    GO JETS!!!!!

  70. By NYJFanInCA on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Looks like TG is a Ravens fan, because I don’t know any true Jets fans that would bad mouth Rex or any player on the team let alone act so negative. It was the first game of the season and we all learned a lot, fans and the team. Dropping players and adding others is all part of the big picture. Saying that Mondays game would have had a different outcome if Woodhead had gotten the ball is an ignorant statement. Buckle up, we are just getting started. So with that said, run back to your Ravens website TG, and hope that you guys don’t have to see the Jets again for some time. Go Jets!

  71. By Attoula on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    This is a huge mistake. I believe Danny Woodhead is one of our top players. We are going to regret this.

  72. By jgp on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Everybody is talking how great the defence played almost every third down situation was converted through completion or penalty. Yes we stopped the run but failed to to get off the field, If we got off the field it would of given more chances for the offence and possible different play selections. If all is not figured out it will be a long season. Long time JET fan PLEASE STOP THE BLEEDING!!!!!

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  74. By dave on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Because Woodhead showed nothing against the best run defense (now that Jenkins is gone) after 1 game where terrible play calling was the problem is not a good solution. McNight showed very poor preseason play when I watched so why are they keeping him? As for Sanchez, he looks like a robot, and telelgraphs most of his passes the few times he is allowed to throw. As for Rex making excuses on the flag placement for the last play, that is bull. It was thrown short period. I can’t imagine Jets going anywhere this year without Jenkins or greatly improved pass coverage from Wilson & Cromarte. LT showed he still has the right stuff, and was one of the few positives in the game. Also new kicker who scored the ONLY points. I think if Sanches doesnt show a lot more by halftime with Pats, put Brunell in. He can still play at a high level and could be another Vinny.

  75. By benjy41 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    With all of these moves it is starting to look like you guys are really unsure of what you have. Not being able to confidently evaluate talent is not a good thing. It indicates that your coaching staff may not be where they need to be. Woodhead leaving will not hurt because you do not use him. If you do not start using these guys you will find yourself playing in front of an empty house. Remember us fans have seen this movie before and we know how it ends.

  76. By SCfromNY on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    There was far too much play calling and changing at the line. If you are going to act like Peyton Manning you better be able to play like him. There was never a flow. All the plays took too long to get the snap off. Just call the play and execute it. Clowney can be a difference as could have Woodhead BUT you need to have the ball. The coaches have to watch what is happening and move Revis to fix a problem. Lowery should have given the rookie some time off. Last years opener had a rookie QB that completed many passes and moved the chains to seal a win.

  77. By GaryC on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    To Jet Fan Tom, say it ain’t so,the Clown is back around.If the jets want speed go look for Usain Bolt,he might catch the ball better than Clowney.It seems to me more and more the Jets are taking a more Oakland Raider mentality.cutting good character guys for guys with issues.Maybe Woodhead didn’t swear enough for Rex’s liking.Then you hear the thought they might bring in Haynesworth and you really have to laugh.Jets need to turn this around quickly or their could be a mutiny with this cast.

  78. By IRA on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they resign Woodhead or even told him to sit tight for awhile. We will wait and see. Turner is here because of the Mia game coming up and his days with Sanchez. Wouldn’t be surprised if they get rid of Turner after the Mia game.

  79. By Whitey on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    To waive a guy like Woodhead only shows me the Jets have NO clue regarding offence.

  80. By Paul on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    As long as Tannenbaum is GM the Jets will go nowhere. Tannenbaum is not a football guy. .They need a football guy as GM. And, develop some class as an organization.
    Ryan is a defense coach, not a head coach. The team is completely undisciplined.
    I have followed the Jets for 47 years, love the team, hate the GM, coaches and now all these selfish players. Revis is already talking of holding out again in 2 years.
    Tough stuff to accept as a fan.

  81. By ALEX.G on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Looks like the Jets Coaches need a weapons check, and a confident QB it is a shame that Sanchez is bound by playcalling. Shotty needs to show some creativity with the book or he needs to turn it over to someone who will use the weapons we have in a winningful way. enough bashing of the team and coaching it’s a lose and 1 pt to team as highly toughted to go the distance like the experts are saying (Ravens) the Jets only giving 10 gift points is not that bad. we had no offense plain and simple, and we can’t keep wearing out the defence. lets get it together. at home vs the Patriots and have a huge victory and a great feeling for the road trip to Miami.

  82. By Anthony on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Cutting Woodhead??? Bad move… I think the Pats will pick him now and term him into there new screen pass machine like Faulk is.

  83. By Anthony on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I meant to write “Turn” him into not Term him I am sorry about the mispell. Also, Schotty has been a predictable Off. Coordinator since before Rex was even here. I wanted him ousted as our Coordinator before Rex Got here. I think we need Lowery to be back in the Nickel helping out the Corners. He has the experience and he is a good player. Let Wilson work with Lowery in the packages to learn instead of getting schooled every-other play. He is only a rookie and we are relying too much on him. ALso Sanchez needs to THROW the ball he will make mistakes but needs to learn from his mistakes. And learn not to be scared to Air it out…If this is “his” Offense give him the reigns to it and stop holding him back.

  84. By stillwayne1 on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Woodhead shouldn’t have been let go. That little guy busts his but and overachievs and you let him go? I’ll be scratching my head about this one for a while. He was excellent in the playoffs last year and can be a very versatle back up. I wish that McKnight had his heart and determination. He’s looked like a bust from day 1 and he should have been the one to be let go. I hope Woodhead isn’t picked up by someone in our divsion like the Pats.

  85. By todd on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    rex knows how to run the D, but shcotty has no clue what to do on offense. Also, whoever is holding the grocery list needs it to be taken away!!

  86. By Mike Jet Vet on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    So let me get this Right Clowney was here 3 seasons and he’s either not good enough to make the team or never given a fair chance what is it ? I have an Idea lets waste another move bringing him back waving another player we never gave a chance so when S-H comes back release him again !!!Brillant!!!! all this proves is the left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing its so obvious this is just a desperate attempt to change what I believe is lack of preparedness and mass confusion .. Just Bring L-C back and throw him the dam ball go get L-Thomas then hope the defence can hold every team we play to a saftey

  87. By Josephine on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    This makes no sense to me–on Hard Knocks, all we heard about was how good Woodhead is and how inconsistent Clowney is. A guy has one bad game and they release him? From my view of Monday night’s game, Woodhead wasn’t the only one who had a bad game–they should be focusing on better play calling for Sanchez instead of crap like this….

  88. By mark from Rochester on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Rex, you can’t be serious. Woodhead offers more than Clowney. He has been there always for the Jets. He can put points on the board and unlike some running backs (Greene) he can hold onto the ball. Jets fans love Woodhead and his fire and heart. He hasnt let you down like the high price players have.to many others with personal issues. Pls reconsider you won’t be sorry. If he burns your team playing for someone else and he can you will regret this. Good luck this year.

  89. By Whitey on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    The fans should be chanting “Good bye Shotty” They will NEVER get where they want to with him at the raines.

  90. By MAF from upstate NY on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Lets be happy for Woodhead. He’s too much talent to be sitting on the bench. He’s a producer with obvious talent and will be picked up by a team that will make a super star out of him. Maybe Green Bay. Jets will keep players that fumble and have baggage. Clowney, McKnight, Cromatie and our 1st round draft choice were all embarrassing monday night. jets management you are doing Woodhead a favor letting him shine somewhere else. Good luck Danny, many Jet fans will follow you and your success.

  91. By RyGuy on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Man, i’m shocked the jets released danny, he shows heart, and pride in what he does, he plays like a jet, unlike the offense, if shotty doesnt work on this offense we’re gonna lose a lot of games this season, our defense should hold up, but our offense needs to get a lot better, run the ball down people’s throats, and run play action passes and let sanchez roll out and get time to pass, the potential is there, he just needs time and chances. I feel bad for big Kris Jenkins too, he’s the best nose tackle in the NFL and another season down the drain….start of the season doesn’t look too good for us JETS fans, hopefully, it gets better. Who knows.

  92. By BeenWaiting42Years on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Rex, Mike and Shotty: You just suffered a painful loss to the Ravens and instead of building off of that experience and that wound to become stronger, you go and cut out the heart and soul of this team. Danny Woodhead stood for everything that was good and hopefull about this organization. Not to mention the fact that he made the most of the very limited opportunities he was given on game day to make plays for you. Had you thrown the ball to Danny on a few of those 3rd downs Monday night, I bet we would not be in this quagmire…I have been a faithfull fan for over 42 years, and I have remained optomistic through all the unmet expectations and anxiety filled seasons. Tonight however, I am at one of my lowest point as a Jets fan. Re-sign Woodhead once he clears wivers and let’s focus om the positoves and build off of the lessons learned in the Ravens loss. This is a great team of competitors that needs to be freed from the shackles of fear of failure… Give Sanchez his confidence and instincts back, and make it ok for him to throw downfield and make the occaisonal mistake…Our defense is more than capable to recover from a few failed big risks… Lastly, I implore you to re-sign Woodhead and give the kid some oppotunities to make plays. The 42 year curse of Joe Willy ends this year, and the end begins with the re-signing of Woodhead, and an impressive win and free whheling offensive performance against the Pats.. Go J-E-T-S.

  93. By scjoe on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    People, you are basing all of this on what we saw in pre season and against 2nd and 3rd stringers. It is a numbers game, you really can’t keep a guy around based on his popularity with the fans, especially if he hasn’t proved anything in real time yet. That may be true for Clowney as well, how often have we seen what he can do on a consistent basis, aside from camp and pre season? It is the bottom of the roster, players change all the time. But after that last game I would have felt a lot better had it been C Washington brought up to that spot, the jury is still out on Greene, and it don’t look promising.

  94. By eileenNJ on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    first time writing.. i’m 65, female, and my son and i tailgated for 5 hours before EVERY home game last year, sweating or freezing. i scream myself hoarse every game. SCOFF said it best: buy a dog, name it clue, and you’ll have one. if there’s any way you can, GET DANNY BACK!!!!! sure he’s small, but hey guys, have you ever heard of WES WELKER?? of course, a RB/WR needs the ball first……. and that means PASSING it to him.
    we’ve been watching danny since the 2009 eagles pre-season game. apparently shotty has forgotten his stats in that game, 158 yards rushing and 2 TDs. yes, it was pre-season, but his talent was obvious. during the regular season he was put in occasionally, always on 3rd down. he never got a real chance.
    we watched him all last year on the sidelines, helmet in hand, always ready, pacing back and forth just waiting to be sent in. he’s lightning fast, turns on a dime and, unlike some, he can think WHILE he’s running! he’s got guts and tremendous heart, neither of which was evident in those 4th down and 1 situations. it’s nice to get on the scoreboard with 3 points, but what a different game it could have been…….
    rex and woody, you’ve made a HUGE mistake. someone is going to snatch him up and you’re going to regret letting him go. please don’t let this happen!!!!

  95. By GioD on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t like it! I thought we were going to bring Coles back after the first game. I love Woodhead’s gutsy play. I hope he’ll be back soon!

  96. By Mike Jet Vet on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Danny I truly hope you get picked up and prosper on a team where they base your hardwork and talent not greed selfishness or horray for me and forget everyone else attitute.. Thats where a player like you belongs guess vomitting in training camp is a must to make this team being you showed so much more then J-McNight and he’s still here go figure …GL Danny Clowney will be right behind very soon if I know anything about Jets think tank

  97. By Troy on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with IRA this move is too get more speed out on the edges with our WR. I think we’ll see Clowney in alot 3 wr sets with him matched up against a unexpierenced nickle or dime from the pats who are very thin at that position as it is. Clowney has shown the ability to catch the ball and get behind a defence ,this could be his time to really shine…I also think he’s better suited to be the Welker look alike in practice this week with his speed and the face he’s always been a wideout he knows the tendacies better than that of a RB thats just converted to WR in Woodhead ,i Just hope now that they have brought him back …they use him his speed his unmatched on the field and we know he can catch the ball IE. his on e hander cross the middle with Favre in 08 …

  98. By Mark on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon Rex,

    You have nothing but accolades for Danny on Hard Knocks and then you cut him, makes no sense at all. Perhaps you should have been starting him so you could see the kind of player I saw when he was in college.

  99. By Mike on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    The 5-yard passing and hand offs by Sanchez remind me of the Mangini years with Chad. Let your QB throw the ball! What we need to focus on is eliminating penalties – not good players like Woodhead – I mean come on, we gave up more yardage in penalties (125) than we earned through offense. I’ve always felt that Clowney showed some promise, but I agree with the comments above: he’s unproven, unpredictable, and likely not going to make much of an impact.

  100. By spot on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Bad move. Rex, the person you should let go is Sanchez. Face reality and dump Sanchez.

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  102. By Grey on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    This is ridiculous. Rex even stated to put Danny in the game because he wouldn’t fumble the ball. With ball security being such an issue, you would think this would keep Woodhead around. Hell, he’s an amazing player who would do anything you ask. Yet you bring back Clowney who has blown so many chances and has nothing but inconsistent speed going for him?

    I hardly question the choices made by our staff, but this one is suspect at best. I can’t believe we’d lose an amazing athlete like Danny. I hope we find a way to bring him back.

  103. By 810bobbie on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Why in the HECK are you bringing back Mr. August it’s September what have clowney ever did in a regular season game and the special teams coach don’t even like him schotty let sanchez throw the DAMN ball Stop babying him this is football man shawn green better stop fumbling the ball and catch the DAMN ball or put but his butt on the bench let’s go JET’S we can’t go 0 and 2

  104. By Chandler OH on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Come on, if Woodhead is in the game that means trouble. He has the heart, but that’s not going to get him open or make him break a tackle. Clowney if his head is on straight can make a big play. Woodhead cannot.

  105. By Gweedo on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    J – just
    E – end
    T – the
    S – season

    I love the JETS but we haven’t won ANY GAME preseason or reg @ the New stadium… very disappointing

  106. By Lance Miccio on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    How can they cut Woodhead ? Why did they not give him more of a chance . How blind can the front office be not see . The Dolphins or Pats will pick him up before day is over . What a bummer , now we got the Clown … oh brother .

  107. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    GaryC, the whole problem is the way Rex and the front office decided that one promising year made us Super Bowl favorites overnight. So now every wacky idea, from signing Haynesworth to re-signing Clowney, seems possible because if we don’t win the SB this year, we’ll have failed in our own eyes and be the laughing stock of the NFL in everybody else’s eyes. But cheer up, according to Rex and Keller, we just lost our last game of the year, since they said we’re going 15-1. I’ve seen bad Jet teams but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with a more immature and amateurish overall approach to the game as this one. And folks, we got much bigger problems than Woodhead or Clowney. We have three great WRs counting Holmes and we don’t even seem interested in getting the ball to them. To those who’ve been saying Holmes and Edwards will be gone next year, yes, absolutely they will if we don’t develop a passing game. What gifted WR wants to play for a team that looks like it uses a playbook from 1940?

  108. By lionjet on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I am a huge Woodhead fan, but I don’t mind the Jets replacing him for a player who is better. Clowny is NOT. Woodhead has a better chance of making a play from the slot……and he is as fast as Clowny in pads. Good Luck Woodhead.

  109. By Andy on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I want to thank Coach Rexy and his brain trusts for letting Danny Woodhead go. He wasn’t going to get a real chance as long as Rexy was there. There will be a team that will pick him up and give him an opportunity. As someone who has seen Danny play in person many times, he is magic with the football in his hands. I can see someone using him like a Wes Welker from the slot and he would tear people up. Mark my words!

  110. By Jet4life on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with alot of what has been posted here and i really likes Woodhead for his versatility but it seems like the consensus is that Sanchez is not going to cut it. He had a horrible game and some of the greatest QB’s that have ever played have had games much like it but lets not forget that the Jets still had a chance to win that game late and some “key” players besides Sanchez let us down, namely Cotchery dropping an easy 7yd out for a first down and Keller not bothering to extend the ball for the first down on the final drive. Lets face it, short of LT nobody on our offense did ANYTHING!

  111. By Kristen Yonker on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    I agree. Dumb move cutting Woodhead. Hard Knocks showed the difference between these two players, and Woodhead was the better player. Clowney is a mistake, and you are just setting yourself up for another loss next week.

  112. By fredyj on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    danny was the next”green lantern’jr.he has the right mind set.good work ethic.like rex’s dad said about chris carter,’ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS PLAY FOOTBALL.”all chris carter did was catch touchdowns.wrong move rex.

  113. By Doc on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    It seems that cutting Woodhead was also a huge PR mistake. Go figure.

  114. By CKR on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Good Luck Woodhead!! Hope you get a chance to play for a team that will appreciate your abilities.

  115. By NYJ80Fan on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Very Disappointing. Woodhead was the person to fill Wayne Chrebets shoes, plus he is a running back and he doesnt fumble the ball.

    Bring back WOODHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Are they turning Sanchez into Pennington with these 5 yard passes?

  116. By lionjet on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Whoever said people are basing this off of preseason is wrong. Woodhead averaged over 4 yard per carry and made several first downs during the regular season and playoffs. Regarding the pre-season, you also have to take into consideration that he also was not playing WITH first string offensive players either…………so knocking him for playing against 2nd and 3rd string defenders makes no sense. They didn’t think he would start in high school either (too small), but he holds the Nebraska High School record for carreer yardage and played against the Lincoln and Omaha teams………had more yardage and TDs than Ahman Green and Gale Sayers!
    Jets should change their sign on the wall to “PLAY LIKE WOODHEAD”.

  117. By cuch169 on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Please D.Woodhead don’t put it on us, when u play against us.

  118. By Troy on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    All of you with this Woodhead Cry me a river rants, when the hell other than kickoff coverage was the kid going to play lets run it down…..In front of Greene.NO ..in front of LT..NO …in front of J-CO..NO …in front of Edwards…No .in Front of B.Smith…NO…Holmes when he returns..NO ….I loved the kids heart ,but that doesnt mean he’s going to make it as diffrence making PRO…yes he ran all over teams 3rd stringer in the preseason for 2 yrs ….so what so did E.Ainge and never came close to sniffing the 2nd string Qb spot .What Clowney brings is a presence of speed to get down the field .you have to account for it will help open things up underneath the safeties for Keller & J-CO etc.etc. and if a team wants to go man to man,with no over the top help.Clowney will bolow by em he’snot going to be seeing the opposing teams no#1 or 2 corners for that matter ,we have to make an effort to make big strikes get some explosivness to this offense then let the D carry it home…

  119. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Nice stuff, Troy, personal favorites like Woodhead are one thing, the realities of the team and the way the game is played are another. If Sanchez can ever get the ball to J-Co, Edwards, Holmes, and Clowney deeper than ten yards, no one will be talking about Woodhead.

  120. By Joe eastNY on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    During the game I kept thinking of Clowney and his speed. They needed speed on the field. I love Woodhead, but until S Holmes gets back, they need a fast player to stretch the field. Don’t be surprised if Woodhead is back for game 5.

  121. By LosJets on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I saw him on hard knocks and he is a tiny beast….didn’t he get a touchdown against the eagles,,,,,they should have used him in the red zone…he is quick, short and has a lot of power…………………………….

    willl se what Mr Clowney does against the pats…..

  122. By Damusicman on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Waive Woodhead! Are you kidding me! They should have had him in all game on Monday and the outcome would have been different. He is a difference-maker, if Ryan would give him a real chance. He is a proven WINNER. I hope someone else picks up Woodhead and he ends up beating the Jets somewhere down the road.

  123. By mar3656 on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Keep woodhead!! waive the one’s who are directly resposibile for the lose….Wilson and Cromarti !!! these two guys coudn’t cover a reciever in a Pop Warner game. Why would anybody have a holding penalty on 3rd and 28,wheen his man is only 5 yards deep….STUPID !

  124. By Antonio N on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I’m at a total loss for words. I thought Woodhead was one of the shining stars on this Jets team. Every time I saw him with the ball, he gained yards, evaded tackles and didn’t fumble. I’m just so disappointed by this decision…. I’m speechless. I was so looking forward to see what he could do in the regular season. Please don’t let this season’s fun end with the end of Hard Knocks. Bring back people like Woodhead that can take us to that next level.

  125. By JP on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    I just want to add one more thing about the Woodhead situation.

    From what I saw, he always played his heart out, however, I never saw him gain the opportunity to do it long term during the regular season.

    By the way the coaching staff is stocking their players, I would be surprised if Wayne Chrebet ever would have made this team…he probably would never have had a chance and then would hae been waived because of our “deep” wide receivers…just like Woodhead.

  126. By charliejet on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    This is crazy………it seems like everything this coaching staff says – they go the opposite. What is going on here?

  127. By Elizabeth on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    In watching Hard Knocks, it was obvious that all moves were designed around priming Sanchez for the future, at any cost. Woodhead has great potential and worked the field like a supple bullzozer. Why was he waived? Because Sanchez couldn’t find him. David Clowney, though talented, hasn’t connected. But he is 6′ 0.
    I hope they keep Clowney and get Woodhead back, and once in a while, allow Sanchez to throw the ball.

  128. By Rob G on Sep 16, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. T, Rex, and Shotty bad move, Woodhead proved his worth and you take a guy who underachieved during preseason. Woodhead embodies what Rex preached throughout “Hard Knocks”, and continues to testify to, that inorder to be a Jet, you need to play like a Jet! Perhaps they need to reference Mike Westhoff’s speech about the “runts of the litter”, and that the weakest one that survives, is the one that ends up being the toughest; isn’t that Woodhead?

  129. By Steve on Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    PLease Danny WoodHead should be running routes like Wes Walker over
    the middle, he is so quick over the middle. Jet’s again make huge mistake.
    Plus woodhead can do a little of everything.

  130. By Jake on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    It makes perfect sense to release someone who goes hard every play and can actually hold onto the football!

  131. By nav on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    Danny just got picked up by the Patriots. I knew this would come back to bite the Jets. He will be in a system who values a player for what he brings to the table and thier hardwork, not for draft status or physical stature. To bad for the jets, they let a great player get away.

  132. By happy pats fan on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    All i have to say is thank u!!!!! Watched this kid on hard knocks perfect pats player.

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  134. By Doc on Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    Just another in a series of Jets screw-ups involving Woodhead. I need a snack!

  135. By Castro on Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    All I’ve seen this week is a bunch of cry baby Jets fans, which is sad because i’m a Jets fan and have been one my whole life.

    1) I don’t agree with getting rid of Woodhead, i like many Jets fans liked the kid, but whatever

    2) It was one game, and the only reason The ravens even scored was because of mental errors and even as bad as the O played they were still in the game.

    3) This is one of the most exciting times to be a Jets fan, the ownership and coaching staff is committed and trying to field a winning team and every Jets fan i see now if crying about one game !

    4) Fire Shotty? really people? Really? one game really?

    yeah i hope they can get on track but people over here like the Jets are the Lions of a Few years ago.

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