I'm not sure what the Jets front office and coaching staff are thinking these days. I imagine that after Monday night's embarrassing performance they are panicking a bit, but waiving utility guy Danny Woodhead may not have been the brightest of moves.
The team re-signed wide receiver David Clowney who runs like the wind, but he's caught just 15 passes for 217 yards in his two year NFL career, 14 of them last year. The move was apparently done so that they have someone who can stretch the field as it was clear that the Ravens didn't have to honor the deep threat Monday night.
I'm not here to question whether adding Clowney was the right thing to do or not, perhaps it was; but was Woodhead the one that had to go? A 5'9" RB/WR fan favorite, Woodhead ran for 64 yards on 15 carries and caught eight passes for 87 yards in 10 games for the Jets last season. The intent after waiving him was to sign him to the to the practice squad once he clears waivers. The Jets made the same move in 2009, when he was waived on September 6 and signed to the practice squad on September 8, but that was before the rest of the league actually had a chance to see him in action.
The former NCAA career rushing leader from Chadron State may now be claimed by another team on waivers, not so much for his playing prowess (although there is little doubt the undersized kid can play) but for the Jets playbook.
It wouldn't surprise me if either the Bills, Dolphins, or Patriots put a claim on Woodhead. He has been in the Jets Brian Schottenheimer / Mark Sanchez system for quite a while now, and because he's played both RB and WR has in depth knowledge of both the running and passing game.
Watch this one closely as Bill Belickick or another AFC East team may try to legally steal the Jets offensive playbook. - Keith A. Baker
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