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Posted on: July 8, 2011 9:00 am
Edited on: July 8, 2011 9:19 am
 

Woodhead signs national marketing deal

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Danny Woodhead has had a remarkable 12 months.

You’ll recall that Woodhead became one of the stars of last season’s "Hard Knocks" -- he played the role of the small underdog who impresses the coaches and, out of nowhere, has a tiny chance to actually make the team -- and though he ultimately goy cut, the Patriots soon grabbed him.

The Jets wanted David Clowney instead of Woodhead, and the main reason New England signed Woodhead is because Kevin Faulk was injured. At first, we thought the Patriots signed Woodhead simply because he could share secrets about what was happening at Jets camp, but soon enough, it became apparent that he could play -- and play well -- in the NFL.

By the end of the season, he had gained 926 yards of total offense and scored five touchdowns.

And now … well, now … Woodhead is set to become a big star.

As the Sports Business Daily points out, Woodhead has signed a national endorsement deal with the shoe-maker Skechers.

From the Skechers release:

“SKECHERS USA Inc., a global leader in the footwear industry and the number two athletic footwear brand in the United States, today announced that it has signed a two-year marketing agreement with New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead to endorse the SKECHERS Fitness footwear collection. The football star will represent the company’s high performance footwear and apparel lines in worldwide multiple-medium marketing campaign.

Woodhead’s endorsement will include two product lines that he will use to prepare for the upcoming NFL season: SKECHERS Resistance ProSpeed running shoes and ProTR training shoes, SKECHERS Fitness styles designed with the ground-breaking SmartShoe mid-foot strike technology for serious athletes and active enthusiasts.

“From the moment I tried the new SKECHERS Resistance products, I could feel a difference in the way my body responded during training,” said Woodhead. “The new Resistance footwear is lightweight, yet continues to challenge your muscles, and provide support and cushioning. I’m excited to wear SKECHERS and enhance my training regimen with this revolutionary new footwear.”


Funny, there was no mention of David Clowney at all in that release.

Of course, Woodhead, as seen in the video below, already has proven he’s quite a sports apparel salesman.



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Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:42 am
Edited on: October 7, 2010 9:42 am
 

Hot Routes 10.07.10: Who's got a Moss hangover?


Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- We’re going to try to keep the Randy Moss chatter to a minimum (the chances of this happening? Um, 15-20 percent?), but first, Vikings coach Brad Childress said the trade for Moss had nothing to do with where Sidney Rice is in his rehab from hip surgery. The chances of people believing that statement. Um, 15-20 percent?

- Titans CB Cortland Finnegan shows some (false?) bravado by “inviting” Broncos QB Kyle Orton, who said after last week’s game that Tennessee was a dirty team, to Nashville to visit him.

- When Michael Vick returns to health, Eagles coach Andy Reid said he’ll be the starting quarterback once again. Funny, I seem to remember Reid saying something similar about Kevin Kolb after he suffered a concussion in Week 1. And how’d that work out for Kolb?

- Arizona needs to figure out its QB situation if they want to have a chance to keep Larry Fitzgerald for the long term.

- For some reason, new Panthers WR David Clowney felt the need to call out the Jets organization for its short-sightedness on him. “Maybe being here, I can actually get an opportunity to run different routes and get involved as a full, complete receiver,” he said.

- Free agent QB Chris Simms is due back in court today for a hearing on his charge of driving under the influence of marijuana. Simms had been with the Titans before the team released him last month.

- For those who care about what Patriots fans think about the Moss trade, here’s your chance to read about it. For those who don’t care, here’s your chance to ignore a fan story about Randy Moss. Choose wisely.

- Cardinals RB Beanie Wells and coach Ken Whisenhunt finally had a meeting about Wells’ playing time.

- Brett Favre might want to avoid checking out Deadspin.com tomorrow. It might not be very pretty. Here's the NY Daily News' take.

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Posted on: September 18, 2010 5:03 pm
 

Pats play games with signing of Woodhead

Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets haven't been talking quite as much publicly since losing to the Ravens. There's a good chance you hear a little private chatter, though, coming from one ex-Jet.

Danny Woodhead, a wide receiver/running back combo who cut last week by the Jets so they could add David Clowney, has reportedly signed by the Pats, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald .

Provided that the report is accurate (the Pats haven't announced the move, but they do have a open roster spot following the trade of Laurence Maroney), you can all but bet that Woodhead is sitting somewhere with Bill Belichick and other members of the Pats coaching staff, being grilled about any/all knowledge he has of the Jets.

Considering that he just got dumped, there's not just a good chance he's talking, but a really good chance he knows everything the Pats would like to hear about the Jets.

On the other hand, there aren't that many secrets or surprises the Jets could bust out on offense, so maybe he won't be too helpful after all. After all, you don't have to be an NFL player to say "swing pass to LaDainian Tomlinson" and "check down."

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Posted on: August 26, 2010 12:51 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2010 1:10 pm
 

Hard Knocks episode 3 review

Posted by Andy Benoit

Episode 3 of Hard Knocks embodied everything we love about the HBO/NFL Films hit drama. First off, the box score: 24 S-bombs (including a few with the word “bull” before it, which is always funny) and 26 F-bombs. The first F-bomb came from special teams coach Paul Westhoff six minutes in. Best of all, that particular F-bomb was part of a package of vitriolic sarcasm. (When interior linemen were slow off the snap in rushing the punter, Westhoff told them “Take your time – f*** around a little bit more.”). P. Westhoff (US Presswire)

Westhoff wound up being the star of the show – and not just because he finished first in the final F-bomb count. He was brutally honest about wide receiver/special teams gunner David Clowney, essentially saying the fourth-year pro can be a star but that he hasn’t shown anything yet. Of backup punter Timothy Conley, an undrafted second-year player from Idaho who is just trying to make the NFL, Westhoff said, “This time last year, I would have traded him for a night off.” Coaches were impressed with Conley’s improvement this season, but before the episode ended, the young punter joined the list of guys who are now famous for having been cut on Hard Knocks.
A few more highlights from Wednesday night’s show…

---Kris Jenkins gave a speech in the locker room prior to the Panthers game in which he pointed out that the Panthers were his former team and told the second unit players “Don’t embarrass us”. Is that motivating?

---It’s surprising how willing the coaches are to differentiate between the first-string and second-string players. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine didn’t make the first unit watch film of the second half of the Giants game because he didn’t want what they saw to “rub off”. Pettine ripped the second unit throughout the first 10 minutes of the show; Rex Ryan joined in and also ripped the third unit late in the show.

---After a quiet Episode 2, we finally got more Revis jokes. Rex Ryan had his assistant negotiate a fee paid to a magician who was brought in to entertain the players. The magician wanted $3,500. Ryan told his assistant to negotiate down to $2,500. When the assistant reported back that the magician had agreed to $2,500, Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum told her to call Revis.

---We hear that rookie hazing in the NFL is all in good fun. But what was that powder that the veterans were dumping in the face of Brian Jackson?

---Ropati Pitoitua ruptured his Achilles, giving us a fantastic glimpse of the emotional roller coaster that injuries lead to. When Ryan found out about the injury, he dejectedly informed the other coaches and snapped at players. Minutes later, he was jubilant again after Chauncey Washington lit it up on special teams.

---Finally, the treadmill scene: nothing shocking happened, but it was odd to see, from left to right, Mike Tannenbaum, Braylon Edwards, Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson working out on a treadmill. All four were walking. This makes sense with Tannenbaum, Ryan and Johnson…but Braylon Edwards?

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