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RoanokeFan
03-23-2012, 11:18 AM
GIANTS MAY LOOK TO ADDRESS RUNNING BACK SITUATION THROUGH NFL DRAFT (http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/23/new-york-giants-may-look-to-address-running-back-situation-through-nfl-draft/)

"The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants need to address the running game this offseason now that they have
released <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Brandon Jacobs" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/brandon-jacobs/" rel="tag nofollow">Brandon
Jacobs</a>. Free agency is a place where New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) may look to fill this void (../2012/03/13/will-new-york-giants-look-to-free-agency-to-address-the-running-game), while the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft is
another option for Big Blue, and the Giants could use one of their selections in
April to pick up another player to carry the ball.



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Jacobs</a> fends off Washington Redskins line backer Brian Orakpo to pick up get
back to the line of scrimmage in the first quarter at FedEx Field in Landover,
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There are currently four running backs on the roster, with <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Ahmad Bradshaw" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/" rel="tag nofollow">Ahmad
Bradshaw</a> poised to reassume the starting role next year. But after Bradshaw,
there is not much else on the depth chart. The only one of the other three backs
that saw substantial playing time was D.J. Ware (http://www.giants101.com/tag/dj-ware/).</p>


Ware saw action in all of the Giants' regular season and postseason games.
The fifth year back averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, and did not find the end
zone throughout the year. Many of the screens that were designed for Ware by
offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride did not work well for the Giants. Ware saw
a significant drop in his average receiving yards per catch, netting just 6.3
yards compared to 9.6 in 2010.</p>


The only running back that Mel Kiper Jr. deems worthy of a first round pick
is Alabamaís Trent Richardson, who he has being drafted fifth overall. Lamar
Miller, Doug Martin, Lamichael James and David Wilson round out Kiperís top-five
backs. If Richardson is the only back taken in the opening round, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
should have a slew of running backs to choose from in the later rounds if they
want to pick up a back.</p>


There are more crucial needs to address than the running game, despite how
consistently bad it was last season. The Giants need to draft a linebacker,
especially now that Jonathan Goff has been allowed to test the free agency
market. Another wide receiver could also be added if New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
does not think they have any viable options for the third receiver.</p>


However, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a> tends to take the best player available rather than addressing the
biggest need. For instance, Reese selected Jason Pierre-Paul when the Giants
already had Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora at defensive end.
So, if any of the top-five backs are available when the Giants select 32nd,
Reese may take him. Running back David Wilson out of Virginia Tech seems the
most likely of the premier prospects to still be available that late in the
first round, garnering a ranking of 47th best player from Kiper.
Walterfootball.com even has the Giants selecting Miller in the first round. If
New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
waits until the later rounds to grab a back, here are three viable options for
the Giants.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tauren Poole" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tauren-poole/" rel="tag nofollow">Tauren
Poole</a>, Tennessee</p>


Poole was a 1000 yard rusher in his junior season for the Vols, but there was
a steep decline in production last season, netting only 693 yards. He could be
someone that slips underneath the radar, and a steal for the Giants in the fifth
or sixth round. Of course, this pick would be based mostly on potential and the
glimpses of the player that Poole showed in 2009. If the Giants select Poole
this late in the draft, there would be a tremendous upside without much risk. New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
has had success with drafting running backs very late in the draft, as they took
Bradshaw in the seventh round.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chris Rainey" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-rainey/" rel="tag nofollow">Chris
Rainey</a>, Florida</p>


If the Giants are looking for a back that they can flank out as a wide
receiver and design screens for, then Rainey is their guy. He ran a blistering
4.37 40-yard-dash at the combine, and played multiple positions for the Gators
last season. The Florida product rushed for 861 yards while also catching 31
passes for over 300 yards, totaling five touchdowns on the season. Rainey is
also a viable punt returner, something New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) is always on the lookout for. Big Blue ranked
29th in average punt return yards and 21st in average kick return yards in 2011.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Rainey tabbed as the ninth best back in the draft.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Isaiah Pead" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/isaiah-pead/" rel="tag nofollow">Isaiah
Pead</a>, Cincinnati</p>


Reese would have a hard time going against his tendency to choose the best
available player if <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Isaiah Pead" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/isaiah-pead/" rel="tag nofollow">Isaiah
Pead</a> is still available in the third round. Scouts Inc. has him listed as
the sixth best running back in the draft and for good reason. The Bearcat rushed
for just under 1300 yards last year, and has a pension for getting into the end
zone, finding the promise land 13 times on the ground. Pead could be utilized as
a goal line back or third down back, similar to the way Jacobs was early on. New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
will need to replace Jacobsí presence in the red zone, in which they ranked
ninth in scoring percentage in 2011.</p>


Once April hits, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) will need to make a tough decision on which
running back to take if they do not address the need in free agency. It will be
hard for the Giants to repeat as Super Bowl champions if they rank last in
rushing yards again next season.</p>


Chester Baker is a student at Fordham University in Pennsylvania and an
acting intern at Sports Media 101. The views and opinions expressed by Chester
may not be those of Giants 101.</p>

G-Man67
03-23-2012, 11:24 AM
plenty of running backs out there ... i guess my worry is that if you look at Bradshaw's rookie year ... he really wasn't ready for prime time until late in the season</P>


so if AB gets injured early in the season ... you would have to rely on Ware and Scott and Ware hasn't shown much and Scott is still a virtual unknown at the NFL level</P>


i still think there is a chance Brandon decides to come back ... why go somewhere unfamiliar for similar money to what we offered him</P>

CDN_G-FAN
03-23-2012, 11:25 AM
i'd be surprised if they try and address their running back needs in the draft.</P>


not that i don't think they should take a RB, just that this coaching staff (very intelligently might i add) never wants to risk our twice SB MVP quarterback to the rookie mistakes these backs make when learning how to block at the NFL level.</P>


It's been said by many an analyst over and over, if you want to make sure you can have a job in the NFL as a RB, you don't need to light the world up with 4+ carrying average, just be an above average pass blocker.</P>


you didn't see much from scott this year, just like you didn't see much from bradshaw in his first year, or jacobs in his first year.</P>


you'll probably see more of him this year if he's put the necessary time in to make sure our most valuable asset on offense is safe when he steps back to pass.</P>

RoanokeFan
03-23-2012, 11:46 AM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?

G-Men Surg.
03-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?


IMO honestly I don't see and think Andre Brown as a long term solution or future starter, not even quality depth to this point, that been said he hasn't seen the field that much taking in count his previous injury, to some extent I feel the same way with Ware and with Da'Rel Scott ? It looks he's going to have increased playing time and will have his chance. Again with all that been said it would not surprise me if the Giants go after a RB in the 1st or 2nd day of the draft, even more if that player has ST value like Wilson.

RoanokeFan
03-23-2012, 12:07 PM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?


IMO honestly I don't see and think Andre Brown as a long term solution or future starter, not even quality depth to this point, that been said he hasn't seen the field that much taking in count his previous injury, to some extent I feel the same way with Ware and with Da'Rel Scott ? It looks he's going to have increased playing time and will have his chance. Again with all that been said it would not surprise me if the Giants go after a RB in the 1st or 2nd day of the draft, even more if that player has ST value like Wilson.

I've always felt running backs need to be ON THE FIELD to get a feel for the game before we can really evaluate their value. Coming in just for relief doesn't give them a chace to get in synch. Maybe I'm wrong.

Raptor22
03-23-2012, 12:12 PM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?


I don't think they've given up on Brown. If the Giants keep a guy around, its because they like him and think he can contribute. If they don't, they waste no time cutting him loose (see: Dillard).

Honestly, Brown out-played Ware last pre-season. He was fast, agile, and ran with authoritah. IMO, the only reason he got PS'd was to get another year removed from his injury. If Jacobs doesn't come back, I think they'll be just fine with Bradshaw, Brown, and Scott.

If Jacobs comes back, I think they'll be just fine with Jacobs, Bradshaw, Brown, and Scott.

(Note: the preceding presupposes that the OL gels)


I'd LOVE to get Doug Martin, I think he's a difference maker, and the next in the line of MJD/Ray Rice. But they can live without him.

JimC
03-23-2012, 12:15 PM
i'd be surprised if they try and address their running back needs in the draft.</p>


not that i don't think they should take a RB, just that this coaching staff (very intelligently might i add) never wants to risk our twice SB MVP quarterback to the rookie mistakes these backs make when learning how to block at the NFL level.</p>


It's been said by many an analyst over and over, if you want to make sure you can have a job in the NFL as a RB, you don't need to light the world up with 4+ carrying average, just be an above average pass blocker.</p>


you didn't see much from scott this year, just like you didn't see much from bradshaw in his first year, or jacobs in his first year.</p>


you'll probably see more of him this year if he's put the necessary time in to make sure our most valuable asset on offense is safe when he steps back to pass.</p>


Well stated.

G-Men Surg.
03-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?


IMO honestly I don't see and think Andre Brown as a long term solution or future starter, not even quality depth to this point, that been said he hasn't seen the field that much taking in count his previous injury, to some extent I feel the same way with Ware and with Da'Rel Scott ? It looks he's going to have increased playing time and will have his chance. Again with all that been said it would not surprise me if the Giants go after a RB in the 1st or 2nd day of the draft, even more if that player has ST value like Wilson.

I've always felt running backs need to be ON THE FIELD to get a feel for the game before we can really evaluate their value.* Coming in just for relief doesn't give them a chace to get in synch.* Maybe I'm wrong.

Same sentiment here RF and I believe Da'Rel Scott will get more playing time this year behind Ahmad. Although I love Bradshaw he hasn't prove he can withstand the wear and tear of the NFL , and thats just me talking. I sounds funny because when I think of toughness on this team his face always comes to mind but ever since he had those foot injuries it seems like a huge struggle to be healthy for Ahmad ( and if memory serves me well those injuries go way back into his college days. ).
One scenario ( hypothetical speaking of course ) that could spell disaster for the Giants next year is if Ahmad ( God forbid ) goes down again and I don't see any security blanket behind him. I guess it all comes down to Reese's trust in Da'rel and in the depth at RB or if he thinks BPA at RB is worthy of a 1 st or 2nd round pick in this upcoming draft.

burier
03-23-2012, 12:47 PM
plenty of running backs out there ... i guess my worry is that if you look at Bradshaw's rookie year ... he really wasn't ready for prime time until late in the season</P>


so if AB gets injured early in the season ...* you would have to rely on Ware and Scott and Ware hasn't shown much and Scott is still a virtual unknown at the NFL level</P>


i still think there is a chance Brandon decides to come back ... why go somewhere unfamiliar for similar money to what we offered him</P>

You also have to remember that Bradshaw taken very late.

There are backs in each draft that are ready to go week 1. We'd just have to grab one before say.. the 5th round.

TrueBlue@NYC
03-23-2012, 01:01 PM
i'd be surprised if they try and address their running back needs in the draft.</P>


not that i don't think they should take a RB, just that this coaching staff (very intelligently might i add) never wants to risk our twice SB MVP quarterback to the rookie mistakes these backs make when learning how to block at the NFL level.</P>


It's been said by many an analyst over and over, if you want to make sure you can have a job in the NFL as a RB, you don't need to light the world up with 4+ carrying average, just be an above average pass blocker.</P>


you didn't see much from scott this year, just like you didn't see much from bradshaw in his first year, or jacobs in his first year.</P>


you'll probably see more of him this year if he's put the necessary time in to make sure our most valuable asset on offense is safe when he steps back to pass.</P>





Well stated.
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+1, and with Scott having a year of experience and a full offseason to practice his protection skills, he could definitly see the field more and more. </P>


Really, the more I think about it, I'm really leaning towards the team going to value when picking up guys at the RB position and seeing if any of them step up. </P>

BigBlue1971
03-23-2012, 01:46 PM
plenty of running backs out there ... i guess my worry is that if you look at Bradshaw's rookie year ... he really wasn't ready for prime time until late in the season</P>


so if AB gets injured early in the season ... you would have to rely on Ware and Scott and Ware hasn't shown much and Scott is still a virtual unknown at the NFL level</P>


i still think there is a chance Brandon decides to come back ... why go somewhere unfamiliar for similar money to what we offered him</P>


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even if Brandon comes back itheir plans doesnt change about drafting one in the mid-late rounds.</P>


if Brandon doesnt come back i think they sign a fa rb with experience to run with AB!</P>


in either case they draft one later!</P>


gravy would be if Scott emerged!</P>


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nygsb42champs
03-23-2012, 01:54 PM
They need to address the RB situation sooner rather than later in my opinion. To go with Ware and a unproven Scott as the 2 back ups to Bradshaw is taking a huge risk.

G-Man67
03-23-2012, 02:44 PM
plenty of running backs out there ... i guess my worry is that if you look at Bradshaw's rookie year ... he really wasn't ready for prime time until late in the season</P>


so if AB gets injured early in the season ... you would have to rely on Ware and Scott and Ware hasn't shown much and Scott is still a virtual unknown at the NFL level</P>


i still think there is a chance Brandon decides to come back ... why go somewhere unfamiliar for similar money to what we offered him</P>


You also have to remember that Bradshaw taken very late. There are backs in each draft that are ready to go week 1. We'd just have to grab one before say.. the 5th round.</P>


yeah i hear you, but he fell in the draft b/c of his injuries and an off field incident (ha, didnt he swipe an XBox or something) ... he was probably 4th round talent and when i say, not ready for primetime, i'm not talking about running the ball ... more of pass protection and ball security and even the Alabama kid will struggle at first in pass protection</P>


also, it's not been our pattern under Reese to draft a RB very early ... now it wasn't our pattern to go crazy in FAs but we did sign Canty, Rolle, Boley and Bernard one year, so we can't say Jerry won't do this or that, but even if we draft a RB in the 1st round ... we still have to coach him up before we risk him getting Eli killed</P>

Kruunch
03-23-2012, 02:48 PM
i'd be surprised if they try and address their running back needs in the draft.</P>


not that i don't think they should take a RB, just that this coaching staff (very intelligently might i add) never wants to risk our twice SB MVP quarterback to the rookie mistakes these backs make when learning how to block at the NFL level.</P>


It's been said by many an analyst over and over, if you want to make sure you can have a job in the NFL as a RB, you don't need to light the world up with 4+ carrying average, just be an above average pass blocker.</P>


you didn't see much from scott this year, just like you didn't see much from bradshaw in his first year, or jacobs in his first year.</P>


you'll probably see more of him this year if he's put the necessary time in to make sure our most valuable asset on offense is safe when he steps back to pass.</P>

I tend to agree but they seem to be running out of FA candidates.

Unless they're trying to snag Jacobs back for next to nothing.

Having said that, look at Robert Turbin in the 3rd or 4th rounds.

OsiStrahan#1combo
03-23-2012, 03:05 PM
GIANTS MAY LOOK TO ADDRESS RUNNING BACK SITUATION THROUGH NFL DRAFT (http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/23/new-york-giants-may-look-to-address-running-back-situation-through-nfl-draft/)

"The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants need to address the running game this offseason now that they have
released <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Brandon Jacobs" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/brandon-jacobs/" rel="tag nofollow">Brandon
Jacobs</a>. Free agency is a place where New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) may look to fill this void (../2012/03/13/will-new-york-giants-look-to-free-agency-to-address-the-running-game), while the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) Draft is
another option for Big Blue, and the Giants could use one of their selections in
April to pick up another player to carry the ball.



</p><div style="DISPLAY: none">New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants running back <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Brandon Jacobs" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/brandon-jacobs/" rel="tag nofollow">Brandon
Jacobs</a> fends off Washington Redskins line backer Brian Orakpo to pick up get
back to the line of scrimmage in the first quarter at FedEx Field in Landover,
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There are currently four running backs on the roster, with <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Ahmad Bradshaw" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/" rel="tag nofollow">Ahmad
Bradshaw</a> poised to reassume the starting role next year. But after Bradshaw,
there is not much else on the depth chart. The only one of the other three backs
that saw substantial playing time was D.J. Ware (http://www.giants101.com/tag/dj-ware/).</p>


Ware saw action in all of the Giants' regular season and postseason games.
The fifth year back averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, and did not find the end
zone throughout the year. Many of the screens that were designed for Ware by
offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride did not work well for the Giants. Ware saw
a significant drop in his average receiving yards per catch, netting just 6.3
yards compared to 9.6 in 2010.</p>


The only running back that Mel Kiper Jr. deems worthy of a first round pick
is Alabamaís Trent Richardson, who he has being drafted fifth overall. Lamar
Miller, Doug Martin, Lamichael James and David Wilson round out Kiperís top-five
backs. If Richardson is the only back taken in the opening round, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
should have a slew of running backs to choose from in the later rounds if they
want to pick up a back.</p>


There are more crucial needs to address than the running game, despite how
consistently bad it was last season. The Giants need to draft a linebacker,
especially now that Jonathan Goff has been allowed to test the free agency
market. Another wide receiver could also be added if New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
does not think they have any viable options for the third receiver.</p>


However, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a> tends to take the best player available rather than addressing the
biggest need. For instance, Reese selected Jason Pierre-Paul when the Giants
already had Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora at defensive end.
So, if any of the top-five backs are available when the Giants select 32nd,
Reese may take him. Running back David Wilson out of Virginia Tech seems the
most likely of the premier prospects to still be available that late in the
first round, garnering a ranking of 47th best player from Kiper.
Walterfootball.com even has the Giants selecting Miller in the first round. If
New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
waits until the later rounds to grab a back, here are three viable options for
the Giants.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tauren Poole" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tauren-poole/" rel="tag nofollow">Tauren
Poole</a>, Tennessee</p>


Poole was a 1000 yard rusher in his junior season for the Vols, but there was
a steep decline in production last season, netting only 693 yards. He could be
someone that slips underneath the radar, and a steal for the Giants in the fifth
or sixth round. Of course, this pick would be based mostly on potential and the
glimpses of the player that Poole showed in 2009. If the Giants select Poole
this late in the draft, there would be a tremendous upside without much risk. New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
has had success with drafting running backs very late in the draft, as they took
Bradshaw in the seventh round.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chris Rainey" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-rainey/" rel="tag nofollow">Chris
Rainey</a>, Florida</p>


If the Giants are looking for a back that they can flank out as a wide
receiver and design screens for, then Rainey is their guy. He ran a blistering
4.37 40-yard-dash at the combine, and played multiple positions for the Gators
last season. The Florida product rushed for 861 yards while also catching 31
passes for over 300 yards, totaling five touchdowns on the season. Rainey is
also a viable punt returner, something New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) is always on the lookout for. Big Blue ranked
29th in average punt return yards and 21st in average kick return yards in 2011.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Rainey tabbed as the ninth best back in the draft.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Isaiah Pead" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/isaiah-pead/" rel="tag nofollow">Isaiah
Pead</a>, Cincinnati</p>


Reese would have a hard time going against his tendency to choose the best
available player if <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Isaiah Pead" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/isaiah-pead/" rel="tag nofollow">Isaiah
Pead</a> is still available in the third round. Scouts Inc. has him listed as
the sixth best running back in the draft and for good reason. The Bearcat rushed
for just under 1300 yards last year, and has a pension for getting into the end
zone, finding the promise land 13 times on the ground. Pead could be utilized as
a goal line back or third down back, similar to the way Jacobs was early on. New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
will need to replace Jacobsí presence in the red zone, in which they ranked
ninth in scoring percentage in 2011.</p>


Once April hits, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) will need to make a tough decision on which
running back to take if they do not address the need in free agency. It will be
hard for the Giants to repeat as Super Bowl champions if they rank last in
rushing yards again next season.</p>


Chester Baker is a student at Fordham University in Pennsylvania and an
acting intern at Sports Media 101. The views and opinions expressed by Chester
may not be those of Giants 101.</p>


Yea when that is going to be? the 6th round?

Kase-1
03-23-2012, 04:06 PM
As long as we can solidify our O-Line then we can have just about any decent talent running for us

NYGRealityCheck
03-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Not necessarily the RB position,

But this guy would seem like a nice late draft pick addition to the special teams and is flexible enough to get involved in the offense if needed. He has very good speed on top of it all...

"Chris Rainey, Florida

If the Giants are looking for a back that they can flank out as a wide receiver and design screens for, then Rainey is their guy. He ran a blistering 4.37 40-yard-dash at the combine, and played multiple positions for the Gators last season. The Florida product rushed for 861 yards while also catching 31 passes for over 300 yards, totaling five touchdowns on the season. Rainey is also a viable punt returner, something New York is always on the lookout for. Big Blue ranked 29th in average punt return yards and 21st in average kick return yards in 2011. Mel Kiper Jr. has Rainey tabbed as the ninth best back in the draft. "

Of course, I don't really follow much of college football to know what his negatives are...

myles2424
03-23-2012, 06:59 PM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?
Scott is still a project & Andre brown hasn't been able to stay healthy even all the way back to his freshman season in college....

FIFTY6G-MAN
03-23-2012, 07:15 PM
Are we to believe they have given up on Da'Rel Scott and Andre Brown?
IMO honestly I don't see and think Andre Brown as a long term solution or future starter, not even quality depth to this point, that been said he hasn't seen the field that much taking in count his previous injury, to some extent I feel the same way with Ware and with Da'Rel Scott ? It looks he's going to have increased playing time and will have his chance. Again with all that been said it would not surprise me if the Giants go after a RB in the 1st or 2nd day of the draft, even more if that player has ST value like Wilson.

I've always felt running backs need to be ON THE FIELD to get a feel for the game before we can really evaluate their value. Coming in just for relief doesn't give them a chace to get in synch. Maybe I'm wrong.
You absolutley are not wrong on the getting in sync RO. You have to get the tempo down and what your front 5 are doing for sure. The Giants have sort of gotten away from the ground and pound.....as most of the NFL has done.</P>


I personnally want it back as this is what we stand for. However on the same token we have to outmatch other teams to win. </P>

Bluesmash
03-25-2012, 03:10 PM
David Wilson who looks like he might be available at 32 has good potential, although the knock on him is run blocking.

Axels15
03-25-2012, 03:46 PM
My one issue with this article is that it references Mel Kiper, Jr.

I'm sorry, but the guy is just never right. Never, ever.

he's like the John Clayton of the NFL Draft.