“Whatever I’m asked to do,” Woodhead said. “If I’m asked to run the ball, I’ll do whatever I can to do my best, and if I’m asked to run a route and catch the ball, I’m willing to do that also. Whatever the coaches ask.”
They’ve asked him to do a little bit of everything. He’s not a bruising, every-down back (he’s had more than eight carries just twice this season), but he uses his 5-foot-8-inch frame to his advantage, slinking behind bigger linemen, slithering through the smallest opening.
“When you’re small, you can do that,” Woodhead said. “I try to take what God has given me and do the best I can. I’m obviously blessed to have awesome coaches and teammates with me.”
With the playoffs looming, Woodhead is focused on what’s in his control. Not his contract status (his two-year extension ends this season), not his season so far, not how he might be underappreciated, especially beyond the Gillette Stadium locker room.
“That’s not something I ever think of,” said Woodhead. “I just try to go out and do my job every day. I’m not worried about the outside.
“Everyone [here] is just concerned with doing their job, and I like that, because I’m just concerned with doing my job.”