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Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:04 pm
Edited on: August 18, 2011 11:25 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Patriots RB Danny Woodhead’s helmet was taken away from him by trainers Thursday night after he was crushed on a Patriots punt by Buccaneers S Devin Holland, meaning two things happened on the play: Holland could face a fine, and it might be a little while before Woodhead is cleared to play again.

While Woodhead covered a punt midway through the fourth quarter, Holland blasted him in a blind-side hit that appeared like a helmet to helmet blow. Woodhead, who remained on his stomach for a few seconds after the hit, tried leaving the field, but he was extremely wobbly and was soon surrounded by his teammates. Trainers eventually walked him off the field, and when they got to the sideline, they took away his helmet.

After the game, Woodhead told reporters he was fine.

While working with the first team offense in the Patriots 31-14 win against Tampa Bay, Woodhead gained 63 yards on five carries and looked just as good as he did last year in his breakout rookie season.

Until Holland smashed him. And it might mean Holland is going to be hearing from the commissioner’s office sooner rather than later.

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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:37 am

Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

Doesn't look like a helmet-to-helmet hit to me, but he definitely did lunge at him.  The hit looked a lot worse than it was because Danny Woodhead is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds-- a stiff breeze would send him into cartwheels.

Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2011 12:23 am

Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

No respect for the helmet hit but.....

What the heck was he doing playing in the fourth quarter???????????  Now, I realize the importance of the NE Patriots to run up the score, running out Brady and the first team offense up 21-0 late in the second quarter.  But sooner or later that stupid arrogance will come back and bite you.  I would have figured by NOW that the Pats have to understand that trying to run up a preseason score will not guarantee a SuperBowl win.  Not sure what is more pathetic, the hit or starters playing in the 4th quarter of a meaningless game.......

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:52 pm

I like big hits

But this one is beyond the pale.  Blindside, helmut-to-helmut, preseason.  Despicable.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:40 pm

Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

I'm no Pats fan either, but that was about as dirty a helmet to helmet hit that you'll ever see on a defenseless player. He really leaned into it too. I hope the league really sticks it to Holland. That's exactly the type of thing the league is trying to get rid of.

Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:36 pm

Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

That was a hell of a lot worse than what Suh got fined $20k for.

Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:26 pm

Danny Woodhead smashed on punt return (VIDEO)

Def not a Pats fan by anymeans but i hope he is alright. That was a scary hit. Hopefully he can be back on the field soon

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