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Danny Woodhead on M&M: ‘We’re excited for the task at hand’

09.06.11 at 12:36 pm ET
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Running back Danny Woodhead joined the Mut & Merloni show Tuesday as the Patriots continue to prepare for their season opener against the Dolphins next Monday night.

Woodhead talked about the differences, or lack thereof, between preparing for a regular season game compared to a preseason game.

“We really are just trying to work hard every day,” Woodhead said. “Is it different? I don’t know if it’s necessarily different. … We try to approach every game the same.”

While there may not be much difference between preparing for a regular season game versus a preseason tilt, Woodhead said that the team is looking forward to getting the season started.

“We’re excited for the task at hand,” Woodhead said. “We’re excited to work every day, to prepare, and to do everything can do to get better and do everything we can do to make sure we’re hundred-percent prepared.”

Following are more highlights from the conversation. To hear the interview, go the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.

On his comfort level after having a full year of experience with New England: “Last year, I wouldn’t say I was thrown into it, but it was very quick. It’s definitely a better feeling knowing the locker room a little bit better and knowing the coaches. It’s not as much of a cram session, but there’s a lot of things I need to get better at. I’m just trying to do my best every day to make sure I’m ready whenever my name’s called.”

On playing with recently-released running back Sammy Morris: “He was a great guy, a great help for me, and it was a lot of fun playing with him. But we trust coach on every decision he makes.”

On Tom Brady’s leadership: “I think he’s a leader every single day. I don’t know if his leadership changes. That’s probably something about him, he’s willing to work hard every day and that’s what our team tries to do. We’re not going to change things, we’re going to do everything we can to get ready for this game, just like we always do for all games.”

On fantasy football: “My brother said that he was going to select me [in a draft], but he said he was going to wait until the last second because he didn’t know if I was worth it or something (laughs). I honestly don’t follow that stuff, though. I’ve got a job to do and I stay pretty busy with that.”

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