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BowlenBall
08-21-2008, 03:04 PM
http://www.lagrangenews.com/articles/2008/08/21/sports/sports01.txt

All Wesley Woodyard does is make plays.

He was an all-state player at LaGrange High because of his ability to find the ballcarrier, he was the leading tackler in the Southeastern Conference his last two years at Kentucky, and through the first two games of his NFL career, he stands atop the tackles chart for the Denver Broncos in the preseason.

It remains a wonder, then, why Woodyard was not taken in the NFL draft.

Seven rounds of the draft came and went without Woodyard’s name being called, but there were a number of teams who wanted to sign the former Granger as an undrafted free agent.

Woodyard chose the Broncos, and he’s been one of the team’s best players halfway through the preseason schedule.

Due partly to some injuries to other Broncos’ linebackers, Woodyard has played a lot, and he has responded with 13 total tackles, 12 of them of the solo variety.

Woodyard has also been a force on the kickoff and punt teams, which could help him make the team.

All Woodyard wants-all he’s ever wanted- is a chance, and he intends to make the most of it.

“My goal is to make the team and be the best player I can,” Woodyard told a newspaper in Longmont, Colo. “The only person that can cut me is myself. If I go out there and I make a lot of mistakes, then it’s going to be easy (for the coaches). I just try to go out there every day and get better at what I do.”

If Woodyard ever needs to lean on anyone for advice, he doesn’t have to look far.

Tyrone Poole, a fellow LaGrange High graduate who has been in the NFL for more than 10 years, signed with the Broncos last week as a cornerback.

Poole hasn’t played in the NFL since 2006, and he’s hoping to make the Broncos’ regular-season roster.

Poole made his preseason debut last week against Dallas and had one tackle.

A player who doesn’t have any concerns about making the team is Walt Harris of the San Francisco 49ers.

The LaGrange High graduate has been a starter for the 49ers the past two seasons at cornerback, and he’s accumulated 12 interceptions in two years.

As for Woodyard, his first chance to make an impression came in the preseason opener against Houston.

The impression was a favorable one as Woodyard had eight solo tackles to lead the team.

“He gets out there on the field, and when the lights go on, he ended up making plays and kind of shining,” Broncos’ defensive coordinator Bob Slowik said.

In Week 2 against Dallas, Woodyard had another solid game with five total tackles, giving him a team-high 13.

“Getting a chance to go out there and fly around against some of the best guys and see what I can do, it gives me a lot of confidence,” Woodyard said. “I just have to continue to get better.”

Woodyard was an All-SEC player for two seasons at Kentucky, and he was regarded as one of the country’s top defensive players.

Yet when the NFL draft arrived, Woodyard’s phone didn’t ring.

Woodyard was considered by many to be too small to play linebacker in the NFL, so he went undrafted.

The proof is in the numbers, though.

Woodyard’s speed, desire, football instincts and sure-fire tackling ability have made him a dominant player on every level so far.

“Once I learn the position and get a chance to fly around, I use my speed to make plays,” Woodyard said. “In the game of football, my instincts always take me to the football.”

Woodyard has two more chances in the preseason to prove that he deserves a spot on the Broncos’ regular-season roster.

Denver hosts Green Bay on Friday before finishing its preseason at Arizona Aug. 29.

Denver has had some key injuries at the linebacker position, which should help Woodyard’s cause. He’s also shown himself to be an impact player on special teams, which helps as well.

All Woodyard wants to do is get on the field and play the game that’s meant so much to him.

“Playing the game of football is something that I love to do,” Woodyard said. “Anytime I get on the field, I’m going to try to compete and be the best at what I’m doing.”

While Woodyard is a newcomer to the professional game, Poole and Harris have been at it a long time.

Poole came into the NFL in 1995, and he’s been a steady player everywhere he’s been.

In 2003, he had a career-high six interceptions for a New England team that won a Super Bowl.

Poole has 18 career interceptions.

Poole tried to make the Houston Texas’ roster in 2007, but he was cut before the season began, and he didn’t play that year.

Harris, who made his NFL debut in 1996, is in his third season with the 49ers.

Harris has 32 career interceptions, with 12 of them coming the past two seasons with the 49ers.

After an eight-interception season in 2006, Harris earned his first Pro-Bowl selection.

PRBronco
08-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Woodyard could break through the secret service and tackle the president, true story.

That's cool about he and Tyrone being from the same school, didn't know that.

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 03:11 PM
Woodyards poop is used as fertilizer. The problem is its so potent you have to mow the grass hourly.

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 03:14 PM
Woodyard is the answer to renewable energy.

2KBack
08-21-2008, 03:15 PM
I love these types of guys. I love the new personnel direction this team has taken. Woodyard is a lot like Dumervil, all world production, but overlooked for one reason or another.

vancejohnson82
08-21-2008, 03:17 PM
Woodyard eats milk and poops cheese....

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Woodyard is the 8th wonder of the world.

55CrushEm
08-21-2008, 03:21 PM
He eats lightning and craps thunder......

Smiling Assassin27
08-21-2008, 03:27 PM
I think it's time to call this guy 'Wood Shed'....or maybe 'Whoop Yours'...

Doggcow
08-21-2008, 03:44 PM
People said Lofa Tatupu was too small to play LB.

Irish Stout
08-21-2008, 04:00 PM
I know I've got Woodyard as my adopt a Bronco, but I wish Woodyard would adopt me.

Kaylore
08-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Woodyard can fold paper in half nine times.

Irish Stout
08-21-2008, 04:06 PM
Woodyard can fold paper in half nine times.

I saw them do it 11 times with a 100 x 100 (or something similar) piece of paper and a fork lift on Myth Busters. Then I saw Wesley Woodyard tackle the fork lift.

Man-Goblin
08-21-2008, 04:08 PM
On the football field, all Wesley Woodyard does is make plays. Off the field, all he does is make Tony award winning plays.

PRBronco
08-21-2008, 04:13 PM
Omg 4 epic posts in a row, I'm at serious risk of an lol at work.

Pat Bowlen
08-21-2008, 04:14 PM
Woodyard can tell funny jokes about himself.

cutthemdown
08-21-2008, 04:32 PM
Here we go again.

jayman_37
08-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Woodyard is a good football player.............errrrr wait a second, I will just leave it to the pro's on here.

55CrushEm
08-21-2008, 05:10 PM
Woodyard drinks boiling water, then pees ice cubes.....

cmhargrove
08-21-2008, 05:26 PM
Put his ass at D-tackle...

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Woodyard pisses mediocrity but to us minions thats supreme excellence.

PRBronco
08-21-2008, 05:34 PM
Wesley Woodyard doesn't get caught up in blockers, he backpedals while carrying 300 pound men for a light warm up.

_Oro_
08-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Jack Williams > Wesley Woodyard

yerner
08-21-2008, 05:37 PM
has this guy ascended to Hixon or the Claw hype territory?

cmhargrove
08-21-2008, 05:37 PM
Jack Williams > Wesley Woodyard

You mean Jack Mother****in get caught from behind by the mother****in third string quarterback mother****er?

hambone13
08-21-2008, 05:47 PM
The Chief Export of Wesley Woodyard is Pain

Los Broncos
08-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Welsley can swim under water and not get wet.

Memento
08-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Woodyard vs. Usain Bolt in the 100 or 200? Easy, Woodyard (okay, fine, he has to have someone pull a Tanya Harding on Bolt's knees first, just to make sure, but he still coulda won by a neck).

hambone13
08-21-2008, 05:56 PM
Wesley Woodyard doesn't see dead people, he makes dead people

crowebomber
08-21-2008, 05:58 PM
Woodyard can tickle himself.

crowebomber
08-21-2008, 06:00 PM
JMFW is great, but Woodyard is Winston Wolf (the initials are no coincidence).

Bronco Yoda
08-21-2008, 06:01 PM
Wesley brings so much lumber he has his own Wood Yard.

hambone13
08-21-2008, 06:02 PM
If Bo Jackson were just coming into the league, he would just stick to baseball for fear he would have to play Wesley Woodyard at least twice a year....

Irish Stout
08-21-2008, 06:03 PM
I would have Jay Cutler's love child, but I would let Wesley Woodyard raise him.

Whats up with the dude making one post claiming Jack MoFo Williams is better than Wesley Woodyard? Doesn't he know that MoFo and Mr. 13 tackles in preseason are forming the new Justice League!?!? Bringing asswhoopings to villians every Sunday!

I kinda think I should send Woodyard over to one post kid's house... but after my love child comment, I don't think Woodyard will take my calls anymore.

Crushisback
08-21-2008, 06:04 PM
Wesley Woodyard can score a TD on Tecmo Superbowl without doing the zig zag zig zag zig zag......

BroncoBuff
08-21-2008, 06:08 PM
Wesley "Lay the" Woodyard.

Kaylore
08-21-2008, 06:12 PM
Wesley Woodyard can sneeze with his eyes open.

hambone13
08-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Mr. Spock tried to put the Vulcan Nerve pinch on Wesley Woodyard but Mr. Spock passed out. Before he hit the ground, Wesley Woodyard finished the tackle forcing the fumble and then took it to the house

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 06:24 PM
Wesley Woodyard can rub is belly and pat his head at the same time.

Bronco Yoda
08-21-2008, 06:28 PM
His own wood yard, wesley brings...... so much lumber he has.

hambone13
08-21-2008, 06:31 PM
His own wood yard, wesley brings...... so much lumber he has.

When Wesley Wood yard was a lumberjack, he didn't need a chainsaw the trees just went down

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 06:31 PM
Much Fear I sense. Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to Woodyard.

hambone13
08-21-2008, 06:39 PM
I saw them do it 11 times with a 100 x 100 (or something similar) piece of paper and a fork lift on Myth Busters. Then I saw Wesley Woodyard tackle the fork lift.

I seriously got a good solid belly laugh outta this one picturing it.....ROFL

Bronco Yoda
08-21-2008, 06:40 PM
...and wood yard leads to woopazz :)

telluride
08-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Woodyard can tickle himself.

Tremendous.

Irish Stout
08-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Frank Gifford once said, "Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors." After seeing Woodyard, he ammended this statement with "EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE!!!!"

Bronx33
08-21-2008, 06:47 PM
I would have Jay Cutler's love child, but I would let Wesley Woodyard raise him.

Whats up with the dude making one post claiming Jack MoFo Williams is better than Wesley Woodyard? Doesn't he know that MoFo and Mr. 13 tackles in preseason are forming the new Justice League!?!? Bringing asswhoopings to villians every Sunday!

I kinda think I should send Woodyard over to one post kid's house... but after my love child comment, I don't think Woodyard will take my calls anymore.



It was his first post i think he was nervous.

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Lord please forgive me for the statement I am about to make:

Gene Upshaw sent a past due notice to Woodyard for his Union Dues. We all know who ended up the better of that duel.

hambone13
08-21-2008, 06:50 PM
Lord please forgive me for the statement I am about to make:

Gene Upshaw sent a past due notice to Woodyard for his Union Dues. We all know who ended up the better of that duel.

He brought so much wood, he left him enough for his pine box OUCH

Bronx33
08-21-2008, 06:52 PM
Wesley (HIROSHIMA) Woodyard

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2830/beautifulimageoffrench1ir7.jpg

Heres LT when he meets woodyard for the first time.

crowebomber
08-21-2008, 06:52 PM
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Irish Stout
08-21-2008, 06:53 PM
Lord please forgive me for the statement I am about to make:

Gene Upshaw sent a past due notice to Woodyard for his Union Dues. We all know who ended up the better of that duel.

:rofl:

ANIMAL24
08-21-2008, 07:00 PM
pulp fiction, lol

Lestat
08-21-2008, 07:45 PM
gotta love the attitude

fdf
08-21-2008, 07:55 PM
People said Lofa Tatupu was too small to play LB.

Said that about Ian Gold, too.

Rohirrim
08-21-2008, 07:59 PM
Jack Williams > Wesley Woodyard

You mean Jack "Tripper" Williams? Ha!

If it was Woodyard running with that ball and that 3rd string QB reached out to trip him, he'd be wearing splints on both arms.

Los Broncos
08-21-2008, 08:19 PM
Woodyard is so powerful he is giving it to Torain to heal faster.

snowspot66
08-21-2008, 08:37 PM
Woodyard is so powerful he is giving it to Torain to heal faster.

Giving what to Torain? The Business?

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 08:40 PM
Giving what to Torain? The Business?

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hambone13
08-21-2008, 09:06 PM
You mean Jack "Tripper" Williams? Ha!

If it was Woodyard running with that ball and that 3rd string QB reached out to trip him, he'd be wearing splints on both arms.

And he would have left some wood for the splints!

Play2win
08-21-2008, 10:41 PM
You mean Jack Mother****in get caught from behind by the mother****in third string quarterback mother****er?

JACK "Mother ****ing Quarterback" WILLIAMS

JMFQBW... Hilarious!

snowspot66
08-21-2008, 10:47 PM
I prefer Jack "The Tripper"

theAPAOps5
08-21-2008, 10:49 PM
I prefer Jack "The Tripper"

That makes no sense he got tripped. A tripper to me means someone who performs the trip

Irish Stout
08-21-2008, 10:55 PM
Tripper, tripped, who cares. You guys are off topic here. Woodyard would have just flown into the end zone.

Garcia Bronco
08-21-2008, 11:06 PM
Woodyard can beat a wall in a game of Tennis.

snowspot66
08-21-2008, 11:22 PM
That makes no sense he got tripped. A tripper to me means someone who performs the trip

It could also be someone who trips constantly as in "That person is so clumsy they constantly trip all over themselves." It just depends on how you want to read it.

Tripper, tripped, who cares. You guys are off topic here. Woodyard would have just flown into the end zone.

Woodyard gives you wings.

Garcia Bronco
08-21-2008, 11:28 PM
Woodyard can divide by zero.

Los Broncos
08-22-2008, 12:03 AM
Giving what to Torain? The Business?

ROFL! awesome....

Rock Chalk
08-22-2008, 01:19 AM
Woodyard can fold paper in half nine times.

Not even Chuck Norris can do that!

hambone13
08-22-2008, 04:21 AM
JACK "Mother ****ing Quarterback" WILLIAMS

JMFQBW... Hilarious!

LOL :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Ladies and Gentleman, we have a new acronym......that, is damn funny. His teammates need to know about this thread and the progression of his name here......

BMarsh615
08-22-2008, 07:50 AM
Frank Gifford once said, "Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors." After seeing Woodyard, he ammended this statement with "EVERYONE'S GOING TO DIE!!!!"

:rofl: :thumbsup:

cmhargrove
08-22-2008, 09:52 AM
Pair of fly shades: $150.00
Getting your "fly" beard trimmed: $30.00
Drilling Phillip Rivers between the numbers.... priceless

cmhargrove
08-22-2008, 09:57 AM
Is Wesley related to Ray Lewis?

Naw, I heard Ray Ray came after Wesley with a knife once... Ray then decided to stab himself because it was a less painful way to die...

Man-Goblin
08-22-2008, 10:01 AM
http://www.orangemane.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=21972&stc=1&d=1219420335

While some of you may believe Wesley Woodyard is invincible, he isn't. Whenever he travels to within 100 meters of the sun he must wear these glasses to protect his eyes.

lex
08-22-2008, 10:10 AM
So does Dre Bly,...but unlike Dre Bly he doesnt give up big plays...at least not so far. Nor does he throw people under the bus.

Irish Stout
11-20-2012, 09:56 AM
With all the Wesley Woodyard love going on these days, its time to bump this thread.

I hear that lumber yard down off south Parker is going well. Woodyard's Wood Yard. He carries in 200 fresh pines a day and grinds them down with the broken dreams of running backs everywhere to make boards sturdier than steal.

Pick Six
11-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Tyrone Poole, a fellow LaGrange High graduate who has been in the NFL for more than 10 years, signed with the Broncos last week as a cornerback.



Tyrone Poole...Now, THAT'S a name I haven't heard in a long time...A LONG time...

Chris
11-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Tyrone Poole...Now, THAT'S a name I haven't heard in a long time...A LONG time...

I see your Tyrone Poole and raise you a Glenn Cadrez.

BowlenBall
11-20-2012, 10:20 AM
I see your Tyrone Poole and raise you a Glenn Cadrez.

I see your Glenn Cadrez and raise you a Derek Russell.

http://millercards.net/im_cc_large/cc013.jpg

Chris
11-20-2012, 10:23 AM
I see your Derek Russell and raise you a David Diaz Infante?

http://www.1043thefan.com/Pics/theDrive2011/diaz.jpg

baja
11-20-2012, 11:45 AM
I see your Tyrone Poole and raise you a Glenn Cadrez.

I'll see that and raise you a Tito Paul

mhgaffney
11-20-2012, 07:02 PM
Cadrez was a good LB. Too bad he got hurt.

So many do. I'm also thinking Mobley.

Mogulseeker
11-21-2012, 10:50 AM
I know it's too late now, and Woodyard will be an awesome SAM for us... I've always thought Woodyard was one of those tweeners who played OLB in college, but would play SS in the pros, and when we were hurting at safety I didn't know why they didn't try out Woody at SS. Now I know.

2KBack
11-21-2012, 10:56 AM
Cadrez was a good LB. Too bad he got hurt.

So many do. I'm also thinking Mobley.

by "Got hurt" did you mean signed with Kansas City?