When the San Diego Chargers finished up the 2012 season against the Oakland Raiders, the writing was pretty much on the wall.
After missing the playoffs for the third straight season, change was coming, both in the front office and on the sidelines.
That change continued on Friday, with the Bolts and New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead agreeing on a two-year deal. Woodhead followed wide receiver Wes Welker out the door in Foxboro, this after Welker agreed to a two-year deal with the rival Denver Broncos.
While Woodhead is expected to spell starting running back Ryan Mathews, he will also undoubtedly be a threat coming out of the backfield for QB Philip Rivers.
Signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2008, Woodhead caught 40 passes for 446 yards in 2012 for Tom Brady and the Patriots, meaning he is just not a running back by trade.
With Mathews still yet to prove himself as an elite running back in the NFL after three season, don't be surprised to see Woodhead getting a few more touches come this fall.