One area that the San Diego Chargers need improvement is at running back, and the signing of Danny Woodhead is expected to solve this. Ryan Mtthews is a player of amazing potential, but has been blighted with injuries, much to the Chargers fans' frustration. So, will Woodhead's addition help the team's offence?
Having a player of potential that has repeated injuries and that struggles to stay fit is a tough thing to take, and Mathews is the key example of this. With a strong running back in the Chargers' team, the odds at Betfair of the side competing for glory will be improved, and it will see San Diego as a tougher opponent for other NFL teams.
Woodhead moves to San Diego from the New England Patriots, where he spent two seasons. The highlight of his time with the Patriots was scoring a touchdown in the 2012 Super Bowl, however his side went on to be beaten by the New York Giants. From his debut in 2010, Woodhead continued to progress and started playing an ever-more important role in the side.
Woodhead started his career at the New York Jets, but had an injury prone first season with his side. One standout statistic is that he did rush for 158 yards in a pre-season game against Philadelphia Eagles, and also scored two touchdowns.
The ideal scenario for the Chargers would be having both Woodhead and Mathews fit and able to play to give head coach Mike McCoy a selection headache. Having both these top athletes vying for a place in the starting line-up would bring out the best in them both, and add real options for the Chargers offence.
Until that happens it appears that San Diego will trust in Woodhead, and he will play a big role in the side's upcoming season. Hopefully it will help the Chargers have a positive campaign.