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Danny Woodhead Postgame Press Conference - 11/21/2010

Patriots running back Danny Woodhead addresses the media during his postgame press conference on Sunday, November 21, 2010.

Q: Is there chemistry that needs to develop between you and BenJarvus Green-Ellis?

DW: I think we have chemistry in our whole running back room. I don't think it necessarily needs to be one person. Definitely, the running backs are a tight knit group and I think we feed off of each other.

Q: Does it have to be that way when you are playing little parts here and there?

DW: I don't know if it has to do with that, but football is a team sport and we are a team. We have to work together no matter if it is a running back, receiver or linebacker. We are one team and we are doing this thing together.

Q: Talk about that touchdown run...

DW: When you get a crease or a hole it makes things a lot easier. The offensive line, receivers, tight ends, everyone [was] blocking doing their job and it makes it a lot easier for the running back. I just try to do what I do and run the ball and when you have great people around you it makes things a lot easier.

Q: It seemed like you had your hand down to kind of steady yourself. At that precise moment did you think you would make it to the end zone?

DW: I wasn't thinking about it. I was just trying to stay up. There was another receiver on the outside that had a great block for me and that's all I needed.

Q: Was that the [Deion] Branch block?

DW: I can't remember if it was Branch or [Brandon] Tate there. It was a great block and without that I wouldn't have been in the end zone.

Q: You made the tackle on the kickoff right after the touchdown. Do you remember that play?

DW: Yeah I do. I didn't black out or anything. That's my job, I play on the kick-off team and when I went out on the field I tried to do everything possible to get to the returner. I am going to do everything possible on every single play whether it's on special teams, on offense, or first, second, or third down or whatever.

Q: Playing in a game against the Colts did you feel anything different in terms of the intensity?

DW: They are a great team.

Q: How about on the sideline at all?

DW: It was a big game obviously and the atmosphere was like a big-time game. They're a great team and we just wanted to play 60 minutes and I think we used our 60 minutes.

Q: The first time the Patriots played the Colts during the Brady-Manning rivalry it was back in 2001. Where you back then?

DW: I was probably in high school. I definitely have watched the games in the past and it's a great rivalry and close games like this is what makes them.

Q: How does it feel to be cemented as part of that?

DW: It's great to be a part of the game. It is great to be a part of any NFL game but I am just glad that we came out with a win, that's the most important thing.

Q: The more that you establish yourself as a member of this team, does the idea of playing without a chip on your shoulder become bigger or do you think that will always be there?

DW: I'm not really worried what everyone thinks, that's just not who I am. I don't know there might be a little chip but I am not too worried what everyone thinks about my size, height, weight or whatever. My main goal is to worry about what I can do on every single play to help this team out. Like I said, this is a team game and I want to make sure I do my job when I get an opportunity.

Q: The play before the touchdown run was maybe a 7-yard run. Did you feel like there was a little more there?

DW: I just didn't keep my feet on that play and I thought I could. That's pretty much what happened on that play, I didn't stay on my feet so I was a little frustrated.

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