“I’ve talked to all those guys, and I think I’m just going to come in compete and whatever the team wants me to do if that’s the practice squad, to start or get water for Andy, I don’t really care,” Woodside said. “I’m going to do whatever it takes to win.”
His competitive nature was on display during a 7-on-7 drill in Friday’s first practice when he hit wide receiver Ka’Raun White in stride on a deep ball along the left sideline. Woodside let out a yell and began clapping emphatically after White hauled in the pass.
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“That was the first time we ran that concept, and it was good to hit it right off the bat and get rolling to start the drill and start that period,” he said. “I think things went really well. I think offensively we did a good job of getting lined up and executing the play that was called.
“We had some mental mistakes, but that’s going to happen the first couple days,” he added. “But overall, I think it was a good first day.”
After easing the players into the first day with a limited number of plays, the coaches added “quite a bit more on Saturday.” And Woodside said after the morning walk-through he was eager to get to the afternoon practice to show he’s someone who can process information quickly and correctly.
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“That’s everything,” he said. “They’re looking at the quarterback. You’ve got to get in the huddle and you have to be the leader and you have to make the call and then when you get to the line of scrimmage it’s all about execution.
“I think it’s not really the throws, it’s the reads and putting the ball where it needs to be whether that’s an out route or a check down to the back be accurate with it don’t question yourself and just make accurate throws.”