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RoanokeFan
05-23-2012, 07:38 PM
<font size="4"><font size="3">NFC EAST PLAYERS IN THE CROSSHAIRS (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/05/23/nfc-east-players-in-the-crosshairs)

Excerpt: "</font></font>As training camp approaches, we take a look at the players on each team who
will be most heavily scrutinized. The list contains a fair amount of
quarterbacks — no stunner there — but we tried to highlight as many non-QBs as
we could. The players highlighted range from rookies to veterans with 10 or more
years of experience.


In the fifth of an eight-part series, we look at the NFC East from the 2011
order of finish:</p>


Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw</p>


Bradshaw is coming off a subpar season, and the Giants drafted their running
back of the future in first-rounder David Wilson, who reminds some observers of
Tiki Barber in terms of style. Bradshaw’s feet are a constant issue (he had
offseason surgery on his right foot for a stress fracture), he never practices
and running back is such a young man’s position that if Wilson is impressive
there could be a very quick changing of the guard. Bradshaw, 26, has come up big
in some critical situations for the Giants, but their loyalty to the former
seventh-round pick will last only so long if he can’t stay healthy and
produce.</p>


Others worth mentioning: TE Martellus Bennett, CB Prince Amukamara." Read more...</p>

appodictic
06-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Its a fair assessment that Ahmad Bradshaw had a weaker season. He bulked up a bit to be more durable. He changed his style a bit going to the stiff arm more rather then trying to outrun players.

However it's hard to say why the giants ran poorly. Great running teams usually have great full backs and hynoski and pascoe are probably on the lower end. Bass was disappointing and so were a couple other veterans many holding penalties, maybe fluffy pancake blocks and missed blocks.

Jacobs ran just as well as bradshaw YPC wise. David Wilson is a great pickup since almost no first round running backs were drafted, but it is a little bit too early to anoint him the next tiki barber. Also physical he was roughly the same size as ahmad bradshaw when he came into the league. (5'10" 205) AB was like (5'9 198) so if he develops his durability could become an issue as well.

miked1958
06-17-2012, 07:15 PM
<font size="4"><font size="3">NFC EAST PLAYERS IN THE CROSSHAIRS (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/05/23/nfc-east-players-in-the-crosshairs)

Excerpt:* "</font></font>As training camp approaches, we take a look at the players on each team who
will be most heavily scrutinized. The list contains a fair amount of
quarterbacks — no stunner there — but we tried to highlight as many non-QBs as
we could. The players highlighted range from rookies to veterans with 10 or more
years of experience.


In the fifth of an eight-part series, we look at the NFC East from the 2011
order of finish:</p>


Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw</p>


Bradshaw is coming off a subpar season, and the Giants drafted their running
back of the future in first-rounder David Wilson, who reminds some observers of
Tiki Barber in terms of style. Bradshaw’s feet are a constant issue (he had
offseason surgery on his right foot for a stress fracture), he never practices
and running back is such a young man’s position that if Wilson is impressive
there could be a very quick changing of the guard. Bradshaw, 26, has come up big
in some critical situations for the Giants, but their loyalty to the former
seventh-round pick will last only so long if he can’t stay healthy and
produce.</p>


Others worth mentioning: TE Martellus Bennett, CB Prince Amukamara."* Read more...</p>AB is really the only back on our roster with extended playing time... Next is Ware who didn't get a ton of touches..we are very thin at that position experience wise. AB has nothing to worry about provided he can stay off the injured list.

gmen46
06-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Its a fair assessment that Ahmad Bradshaw had a weaker season. He bulked up a bit to be more durable. He changed his style a bit going to the stiff arm more rather then trying to outrun players.

However it's hard to say why the giants ran poorly. Great running teams usually have great full backs and hynoski and pascoe are probably on the lower end. Bass was disappointing and so were a couple other veterans many holding penalties, maybe fluffy pancake blocks and missed blocks.

Jacobs ran just as well as bradshaw YPC wise.* David Wilson is a great pickup since almost no first round running backs were drafted, but it is a little bit too early to anoint him the next tiki barber. Also physical he was roughly the same size as ahmad bradshaw when he came into the league. (5'10" 205) AB was like (5'9 198) so if he develops his durability could become an issue as well.






Bradshaw's "durability" problems have nothing to do with his stature or weight.

They all relate to foot problems he has had since his college days, which being a running back in the NFL does nothing to alleviate.

If anything, he has proven to be more durable than any RB with chronic foot problems has any right to expect.

miked1958
06-17-2012, 07:19 PM
Besides we know from experience that TC won't trust a rookie and give them a ton of responsibility at that position. Wilson and Scott are both on that list... D.Chart may wind up AB, Ware, Brown, Wilson, Scott..

If any of the last three show they can handle it early on then they may release DJ

slipknottin
06-17-2012, 07:45 PM
possibly one of the worst articles Ive seen written.

Wilson is the "back of the future" while bradshaw is being tossed aside? No, they are going to split the workload.

And who is comparing Tiki to Wilson? They have almost no traits in common at all.

thomsoad
06-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Its a fair assessment that Ahmad Bradshaw had a weaker season. He bulked up a bit to be more durable. He changed his style a bit going to the stiff arm more rather then trying to outrun players.

However it's hard to say why the giants ran poorly. Great running teams usually have great full backs and hynoski and pascoe are probably on the lower end. Bass was disappointing and so were a couple other veterans many holding penalties, maybe fluffy pancake blocks and missed blocks.

Jacobs ran just as well as bradshaw YPC wise.* David Wilson is a great pickup since almost no first round running backs were drafted, but it is a little bit too early to anoint him the next tiki barber. Also physical he was roughly the same size as ahmad bradshaw when he came into the league. (5'10" 205) AB was like (5'9 198) so if he develops his durability could become an issue as well.






Not sure I can agree with a couple of your statements. First Hynoski provided both RB's a full ypc when he was in the lineup. Secondly, Wilson was the #3 RB picked in the first round. While I know you stated "almost"...3 RB's in the first round has been the norm the past few years.