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Danny Woodhead on M&M: ‘We don’t have any individuals’ among running backs

08.15.11 at 12:57 pm ET
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Danny Woodhead spoke with Mut & Merloni Monday at Gillette. To hear the interview, go to the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.

Woodhead said what he likes most about the Patriots’€™ running backs is that ‘€œWe don’€™t have any individuals.’€

‘€œIt’€™s not one person that’€™s worried about himself,’€ Woodhead said. ‘€œIt’€™s a unit.’€

Beyond the running backs, Woodhead said that having virtually the same offensive line and the same quarterback to train with is ‘€œa little more comforting than coming in last year and having three days before my first game.’€

‘€œThe more that you work together, the more confidence you’€™ll have in other people,’€ he said.

Woodhead also said his approach to the game has always been to approach each day as a chance to get better. He says he does not worry about outside factors, focusing on ‘€œjust the next practice.’€

‘€œThat’€™s something that I don’€™t think will ever change,’€ he said.

That approach extends to the offseason, Woodhead said, even with the lockout making the offseason ‘€œcompletely different, because you’€™re not in the organized workouts.’€

‘€œI’€™m a professional football player,’€ Woodhead said. ‘€œMy profession is to play football, so whatever I do in the offseason, that’€™s my responsibility to make sure I’€™m ready to go once we got the call.’€

Woodhead would not want to compare Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan.

‘€œIt’€™s the NFL,’€ he said. ‘€œEveryone has different styles.’€

Woodhead said that he was not particularly aware of his popularity among Patriots fans, nor did he say why that might be the case.

‘€œI’€™m not a very big guy, so people aren’€™t going to think I’€™m a football player,’€ he said.

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