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San Diego Chargers: The impact of Danny Woodhead

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Aug 5, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (left) and running back Dreamius Smith (36) participate in a drill during minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers get one of their top playmakers back on the field this season. Danny Woodhead will be back on offense for Philip Rivers and company and his impact should help get this team to another level.

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Woodhead was only able to last a game and a half before he had to sit the rest of the season on the sideline. We have no idea where we would have been if he were available for the whole season. I don’t think he was the answer to the issues in the running game, but he would have found some critical first downs for the team on offense.

It will be fun to see Woodhead on offense all over again. With his first season with the Chargers, he was able to pick up a number of critical first downs in the passing game and was a key player on third down. He was a huge component during the 2-minute drill since he was reliable in pass protection and also provided a nice outlet for Philip to dump the ball off to.

Woodhead brings the x-factor on offense that was missing since Darren Sproles was allowed to walk away. Woodhead has that type of impact in the game when he can get on the field.