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TroyArcher
12-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Hard to imagine Wilson could go in there and pick up the load. Not to mention it probably takes Wilson off KO returns. AB may not be the best back in the league but he runs hard and has had a very productive year. Losing your # 1 & 2 RB's in three weeks would be tough to overcome. I think it could be a bit much for Wilson to manage as his first game as the FT RB - loud stadium, playoffs ,good defense...

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 12:18 PM
This is not directed at you, but two weeks ago a lot of people wanted Bradshaw benched.

Buddy333
12-12-2012, 12:20 PM
This is not directed at you, but two weeks ago a lot of people wanted Bradshaw benched.They will be sorry if he can't play. He is having a good season. Don't know why so many wanted him to sit. I guess because he didn't score a TD every carry.

Moke
12-12-2012, 12:20 PM
Bradshaw is good for his presence. He's been very inconsistent at times, but the blame might go mostly on the offensive-line. 2 weeks ago might be different than NOW, being that the only other back we have is Wilson.

If Bradshaw sits, do we really want to go with Wilson/Torain? or Lumpkin?

Moke
12-12-2012, 12:22 PM
They will be sorry if he can't play. He is having a good season. Don't know why so many wanted him to sit. I guess because he didn't score a TD every carry.

At this point, we could find more viable options than Bradshaw. He's still a good runningback, but he's been very injury prone and he seems to be very inconsistent. Not like that matters, like I said before, the offensive-line has seen its ups and downs.

At this point in the season, with Andre Brown out, I cannot see why we would ever want to bench Bradshaw. There is like a very minute chance of that even happening.

Jahh
12-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Doesn't sound like he is going to

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:26 PM
Ralph Vacchiano ‏@RVacchianoNYDN (https://twitter.com/RVacchianoNYDN)
RB Ahmad Bradshaw has a sprained knee. Coughlin won't speculate on how long he'll be out

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000110207/article/ahmad-bradshaw-of-giants-nursing-sprained-knee

Buddy333
12-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Cold be worse but still not good.

Moke
12-12-2012, 12:27 PM
With a sprained knee, and Coughlin won't say what's up.... curious to see what happens, but I bet he gets time.

Moke
12-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Not good. I can still see him getting time though... Don't trust Wilson and Torain and/or Lumpkin.

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:29 PM
Not good. I can still see him getting time though... Don't trust Wilson and Torain and/or Lumpkin.Would you risk him more by putting him out there?

Moke
12-12-2012, 12:31 PM
Would you risk him more by putting him out there?

It's not really up to me, so I really can't make judgement on that. I just hope the coaching staff can really adjust to the Falcons game if they have to go in there with Wilson/Torain/Lumpkin.

timmytimm3
12-12-2012, 12:31 PM
Man. I wonder how long it will take to know if the players union is able to get Jacobs released...

A fresh and motivated Jacobs splitting carries with Wilson would be a nightmare!

(I doubt this will happen, just dreaming)

VBGiantsFan
12-12-2012, 12:33 PM
This is why we picked up Wilson in the first round. Bradshaw has been hurt every season since being drafted. This is Wilson's chance, just like Bradshaw had when Ward went down. Make it happen!

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:34 PM
Man. I wonder how long it will take to know if the players union is able to get Jacobs released...

A fresh and motivated Jacobs splitting carries with Wilson would be a nightmare!

(I doubt this will happen, just dreaming)Yeah, he's not going to get released.

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:34 PM
It's not really up to me, so I really can't make judgement on that. I just hope the coaching staff can really adjust to the Falcons game if they have to go in there with Wilson/Torain/Lumpkin.Right.

I trust Wilson more than Torain and especially Pumpkin.

timmytimm3
12-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Yeah, he's not going to get released.

I agree, but he's trying http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/10/brandon-jacobs-to-file-grievance-against-49ers/

Toadofsteel
12-12-2012, 12:42 PM
This is not directed at you, but two weeks ago a lot of people wanted Bradshaw benched.

That was before we lost Brown for the season...

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:47 PM
Somewhat good news, AB not ruled out for Sunday:

http://blog.northjersey.com/giants/3166/tough-son-of-a-gun-bradshaw-sidelined/

Toadofsteel
12-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Somewhat good news, AB not ruled out for Sunday:

http://blog.northjersey.com/giants/3166/tough-son-of-a-gun-bradshaw-sidelined/

I just hope him playing doesn't translate into increasing the severity of the injury. Give Wilson the bulk of the carries and let Bradshaw ease his way back into it...

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:51 PM
I just hope him playing doesn't translate into increasing the severity of the injury. Give Wilson the bulk of the carries and let Bradshaw ease his way back into it...I was thinking that too..

I just don't think Wilson can handle the majority of the snaps, but we'll have to see what the coaching staff thinks of him at the end of the week.

Toadofsteel
12-12-2012, 12:55 PM
I was thinking that too..

I just don't think Wilson can handle the majority of the snaps, but we'll have to see what the coaching staff thinks of him at the end of the week.

At the end of the day he split carries about 50/50 with Bradshaw vs the saints. I think we'll be seeing more of him, since he's earned it. Hynocerous can take a few carries in short yardage situations, and Pumpkin is good for one or two... Everyone can chip in to help carry the load, that's what a team does...

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 12:59 PM
At the end of the day he split carries about 50/50 with Bradshaw vs the saints. I think we'll be seeing more of him, since he's earned it. Hynocerous can take a few carries in short yardage situations, and Pumpkin is good for one or two... Everyone can chip in to help carry the load, that's what a team does...Hynocerous is a beast. Wouldn't mind seeing him and David split carries.

Flumpkin Pumpkin? eh.

Moke
12-12-2012, 01:04 PM
That was before we lost Brown for the season...

Yep, exactly. Some people are soon to forget.

Atomic1
12-12-2012, 01:11 PM
If Bradshaw is hurting then I would like to see what Lumpkin / Torrain can do. I would rather rest Bradshaw if he is hurt that bad. Give some carries to Hynoski as well .

Moke
12-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Right.

I trust Wilson more than Torain and especially Pumpkin.

At this time, that's who I trust too, but I wouldn't count on Wilson getting large amount of carries right now. I know everyone wants him to, but I want to ease him in just a little more.

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:13 PM
hey.....the Giants have what they have in the backfield. Dont care who gets it going...whether Wilson, Torrain, or Lumpkin. Just get it done....

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:13 PM
Bradshaw is good for his presence. He's been very inconsistent at times, but the blame might go mostly on the offensive-line. 2 weeks ago might be different than NOW, being that the only other back we have is Wilson.

If Bradshaw sits, do we really want to go with Wilson/Torain? or Lumpkin?
No choice....even if AB plays he iwll be limited....

Moke
12-12-2012, 01:14 PM
hey.....the Giants have what they have in the backfield. Dont care who gets it going...whether Wilson, Torrain, or Lumpkin. Just get it done....

In a perfect world....

dezzzR
12-12-2012, 01:14 PM
I dont mind. Get Bradshaw healthy for the playoffs. Put Wilsons feet to the fire and see what happens.

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:15 PM
In a perfect world....

actually its the Giants world. Thats all they have to choose from.....

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:15 PM
I dont mind. Get Bradshaw healthy for the playoffs. Put Wilsons feet to the fire and see what happens.
they have to make it first

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:16 PM
they have to make it firstYou didn't change your avatar

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 01:16 PM
They will be sorry if he can't play. He is having a good season. Don't know why so many wanted him to sit. I guess because he didn't score a TD every carry.

You're preaching to the choir on this one :)

Moke
12-12-2012, 01:17 PM
actually its the Giants world. Thats all they have to choose from.....\


So, an inconsistent world full of heart attacks?

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:20 PM
You didn't change your avatar
yeah...got so pissed after the Skins game. I went with Stevie Ray Vaughan. He never lets me down....:)

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:21 PM
yeah...got so pissed after the Skins game. I went with Stevie Ray Vaughan. He never lets me down....:)Haha

"Screw this, no more nfl teams..STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN INSTEAD"

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:21 PM
\


So, an inconsistent world full of heart attacks?

thats the Fans of the Giants world...
now you got it...:)

I am hoping that Wilson can do the job and maybe just maybe Torain or Lumpkin has a new found fire that they will be more then expected.....

dezzzR
12-12-2012, 01:21 PM
they have to make it firstOH....WE WILL

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Haha

"Screw this, no more nfl teams..STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN INSTEAD"

sounds good. Have enough pics to change it every week.....

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:22 PM
OH....WE WILLIf we don't, I'm hunting you down..

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:23 PM
Art Stapleton ‏@art_stapleton (https://twitter.com/art_stapleton)
No sign of Ahmad Bradshaw at practice as expected. He's likely inside getting treatment # (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyg&src=hash)nyg

(https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyg&src=hash)Does anyone think he will practice this week?

TheShouldersOf
12-12-2012, 01:24 PM
This is not directed at you, but two weeks ago a lot of people wanted Bradshaw benched.

To Unpopular opinion, i still do

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:24 PM
Art Stapleton ‏@art_stapleton (https://twitter.com/art_stapleton)
No sign of Ahmad Bradshaw at practice as expected. He's likely inside getting treatment # (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyg&src=hash)nyg

(https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nyg&src=hash)Does anyone think he will practice this week?

why should this week be any different. he was only gettin gone day in anyway. I say....prob not.

44#1
12-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Bradshaw is needed to get in the playoffs and make it deep. He's the best big game back in Giants history. He's the best playoff rb in the NFL. Don't trust any other back on the roster in crunch time. He should rest this week, then come back for the must-win 2 game stretch.

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:25 PM
why should this week be any different. he was only gettin gone day in anyway. I say....prob not.Because he didn't have a sprained knee lol

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 01:26 PM
http://www.giants101.com/2012/12/12/ahmad-bradshaw-dealing-with-sprained-knee-more-from-an-afternoon-tea-with-tom-coughlin/

Excerpt: "New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/) took the podium for his weekly press conference on Wednesday in a relatively good mood, although he (as usual) seemed highly focused on the upcoming game against the Atlanta (http://www.giants101.com/tag/atlanta/)Falcons. But before diving into too much chatter about them, he opted to get injury questions out of the way.

The pre-practice injury report included only eight players, none of whom were surprises. They were Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/) (knee/foot), Prince Amukamara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/)(hamstring), Tyler Sash (hamstring), Hakeem Nicks (knee), Kenny Phillips (knee), David Baas (shoulder), Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and Travis Beckum (knee).

Of the eight players listed, Coughlin confirmed that Bradshaw, Amukamara and Phillips will not practice. He also said the team needs to slow down with Nicks a bit, but didn't say whether or not he would participate this afternoon.

Coughlin went on to describe the hamstring injury of Prince Amukamara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/) as "tricky," suggesting that "maybe" Antrel Rolle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/antrel-rolle/) would take over at cornerback this weekend in the event Prince can't go.

News for Bradshaw was equally bad, if not worse. Coughlin confirmed that Bradshaw does have a sprained knee and didn't sound very optimistic about his chances of playing this weekend. However, he praised the running back's toughness and wouldn't definitively declare him out for that reason.
"I won't rule him out of anything. He's a tough son of a gun. I say that with admiration," Coughlin said, adding that it will be up to the medical staff if he plays. "[The decision] will be made in the best interest of the player." Read more...

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:27 PM
Because he didn't have a sprained knee lol

yeah just a two messed up ankles and he had some sort of kneee issue I thought previously too......

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:28 PM
yeah just a two messed up ankles and he had some sort of kneee issue I thought previously too......I think it was always his feet, but he only practiced once a week just for that.

GameTime
12-12-2012, 01:29 PM
I think it was always his feet, but he only practiced once a week just for that.

yeah you are right........I think it was a foot problem AND an ankle issue....thats it.....

TAILGATIN'
12-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Why do some feel Wilson cant handle the load? Thats why he was a 1st round pick, isnt it? Look what his classmates Richardson, Martin and Morris are doing. One poster mentioned breaking him in more.?. Its freaking week 15 and he is needed. Show us your worth David!!!

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Why do some feel Wilson cant handle the load? Thats why he was a 1st round pick, isnt it? Look what his classmates Richardson, Martin and Morris are doing. One poster mentioned breaking him in more.?. Its freaking week 15 and he is needed. Show us your worth David!!! We are not the Browns, Bucs, or the Redskins. I'm going by what the coaching staff has said and what I've seen from Wilson. He hasn't gotten enough snaps this year to fully carry the load.

Do I think he can? Maybe, we'll wait and see what the coaches say from his practices. Why do you think we signed two running backs?

Cloud57
12-12-2012, 01:40 PM
at this point in the season an injured plague Bradshaw is useless in the run game, but we do need him for blocking, Wilson should be getting more carries for the remainder of the games. Atlanta, Baltimore, and Philly all have problems stopping the run and we need to win these games.

Buddy333
12-12-2012, 01:43 PM
http://www.giants101.com/2012/12/12/ahmad-bradshaw-dealing-with-sprained-knee-more-from-an-afternoon-tea-with-tom-coughlin/Excerpt: "New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/) took the podium for his weekly press conference on Wednesday in a relatively good mood, although he (as usual) seemed highly focused on the upcoming game against the Atlanta (http://www.giants101.com/tag/atlanta/)Falcons. But before diving into too much chatter about them, he opted to get injury questions out of the way.The pre-practice injury report included only eight players, none of whom were surprises. They were Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/) (knee/foot), Prince Amukamara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/)(hamstring), Tyler Sash (hamstring), Hakeem Nicks (knee), Kenny Phillips (knee), David Baas (shoulder), Jason Pierre-Paul (back), and Travis Beckum (knee).Of the eight players listed, Coughlin confirmed that Bradshaw, Amukamara and Phillips will not practice. He also said the team needs to slow down with Nicks a bit, but didn't say whether or not he would participate this afternoon.Coughlin went on to describe the hamstring injury of Prince Amukamara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/) as "tricky," suggesting that "maybe" Antrel Rolle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/antrel-rolle/) would take over at cornerback this weekend in the event Prince can't go.News for Bradshaw was equally bad, if not worse. Coughlin confirmed that Bradshaw does have a sprained knee and didn't sound very optimistic about his chances of playing this weekend. However, he praised the running back's toughness and wouldn't definitively declare him out for that reason.
"I won't rule him out of anything. He's a tough son of a gun. I say that with admiration," Coughlin said, adding that it will be up to the medical staff if he plays. "[The decision] will be made in the best interest of the player." Read more...That is horrible news about Prince.

dnotch121
12-12-2012, 01:51 PM
if bradshaw is a no go.....can wilson really handle the whole load? pass protection and all those snaps?

dezzzR
12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
If we don't, I'm hunting you down..What can I say, RFs optimism is wearing off on me.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
That is horrible news about Prince.

It's early yet, let's wait until Friday and see who practices

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 01:58 PM
What can I say, RFs optimism is wearing off on me.

We have lost key players all season. If Prince can't go, Rolle will likely be asked to play corner. But as frightening as that may sound, we also have Jacquian Williams, Stevie Brown and Will Hill back on the field now. We are accustomed to adapting.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 01:59 PM
if bradshaw is a no go.....can wilson really handle the whole load? pass protection and all those snaps?

Eli gave Wilson props for picking up a three safety blitz against the Saints.

Cloud57
12-12-2012, 02:01 PM
if bradshaw is a no go.....can wilson really handle the whole load? pass protection and all those snaps?No not because he isn't capable but because the coaches game him very few carries and thus he doesn't have enough experience. A dumb move by the coaches which is coming back to bite them in the ***

dezzzR
12-12-2012, 02:01 PM
We have lost key players all season. If Prince can't go, Rolle will likely be asked to play corner. But as frightening as that may sound, we also have Jacquian Williams, Stevie Brown and Will Hill back on the field now. We are accustomed to adapting.Rather have hill or hosely play cb. Leave Rolle alone, hasnt had many miscues lately. Williams back is huge.

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Rather have hill or hosely play cb. Leave Rolle alone, hasnt had many miscues lately. Williams back is huge.Agreed Hosley at CB before Rolle please.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Rather have hill or hosely play cb. Leave Rolle alone, hasnt had many miscues lately. Williams back is huge.

If it were only our call :D

FlyingTruck
12-12-2012, 02:30 PM
I love Bradshaw. But what I've been saying the last few seasons is that we HAVE to split the carries more. His body can't take carrying the load anymore. If we would split carries then he would stay fresher and he could go all out towards the end of the season/playoffs.

Mercury
12-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Wilson's been practicing all year and he's been doing well with the opportunities he's been given. I'm confident he can do the job. And when he needs a breather, no reason Lumpkin or Torrain can't push the pile for a few plays. They've had a couple weeks to learn and this week they know they will be called upon.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Wilson's been practicing all year and he's been doing well with the opportunities he's been given. I'm confident he can do the job. And when he needs a breather, no reason Lumpkin or Torrain can't push the pile for a few plays. They've had a couple weeks to learn and this week they know they will be called upon.

Agreed, Lumpkin has taken a few snaps even though he hasn't touched the ball. Learning the where's and when's is critical.

TroyArcher
12-12-2012, 03:14 PM
I dont mind. Get Bradshaw healthy for the playoffs. Put Wilsons feet to the fire and see what happens.

Got to make the playoffs first.

joemorrisforprez
12-12-2012, 04:41 PM
A sprained knee usually knocks a player out anywhere from 1-3 games.

I have no clue how quickly they expect him to rebound from that.

joemorrisforprez
12-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Wilson's been practicing all year and he's been doing well with the opportunities he's been given. I'm confident he can do the job. And when he needs a breather, no reason Lumpkin or Torrain can't push the pile for a few plays. They've had a couple weeks to learn and this week they know they will be called upon.

I agree.....he might still make some mistakes, but at some point you've got to take the ****ing training wheels off. Last week proved to me that the kid has some serious talent.

WiIdcat
12-12-2012, 04:48 PM
Hard to imagine Wilson could go in there and pick up the load. Not to mention it probably takes Wilson off KO returns. AB may not be the best back in the league but he runs hard and has had a very productive year. Losing your # 1 & 2 RB's in three weeks would be tough to overcome. I think it could be a bit much for Wilson to manage as his first game as the FT RB - loud stadium, playoffs ,good defense...

David Wilson is by far the most talented RB on the team. There's a reason Bradshaw was a 7th rounder. He had average talent but was a hard worker and always gives it his all. David Wilson is an elite talent and if he were to start against the Falcons I have no doubt he will shred their 23rd ranked rush defense.

He averaged 9.8 ypc against the starting chicago D in the preseason. I think he'll be just fine.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 04:53 PM
Would you risk him more by putting him out there?

Hynoski may be attached to Eli's hip

SackingMyths
12-12-2012, 04:56 PM
There's a reason Bradshaw was a 7th rounder. He had average talent but was a hard worker and always gives it his all.

He went to a smaller-sized school and had character issues. Plenty of teams kicked themselves for not taking a chance on him. He's not elite by any measure, but to say he's an "average talent" is severely underselling what he's brought to the table in his career up to this point.

joemorrisforprez
12-12-2012, 05:00 PM
David Wilson is by far the most talented RB on the team. There's a reason Bradshaw was a 7th rounder. He had average talent but was a hard worker and always gives it his all. David Wilson is an elite talent and if he were to start against the Falcons I have no doubt he will shred their 23rd ranked rush defense.

He averaged 9.8 ypc against the starting chicago D in the preseason. I think he'll be just fine.

+1

David Wilson should have the Falcons fans much more worried than Giants fans.

WiIdcat
12-12-2012, 05:00 PM
He went to a smaller-sized school and had character issues. Plenty of teams kicked themselves for not taking a chance on him. He's not elite by any measure, but to say he's an "average talent" is severely underselling what he's brought to the table in his career up to this point.

Oh no I'm definitely not saying he's an average talent NOW, he's clearly an above average nfl starter, but he doesn't have the elite mensurables that Wilson has.

Cloud57
12-12-2012, 05:01 PM
He went to a smaller-sized school and had character issues. Plenty of teams kicked themselves for not taking a chance on him. He's not elite by any measure, but to say he's an "average talent" is severely underselling what he's brought to the table in his career up to this point.after this year he'll probably be way below average, we'll probably have to draft another RB (backup, depth, etc) after next year.

WiIdcat
12-12-2012, 05:05 PM
after this year he'll probably be way below average, we'll probably have to draft another RB (backup, depth, etc) after next year.

Bradshaw's been breaking down for years. Only a matter of time till he's done. Wouldn't mind a third round power RB. If Monte Ball were there in round 3 that would be sweet!

joemorrisforprez
12-12-2012, 05:08 PM
Bradshaw's been breaking down for years. Only a matter of time till he's done. Wouldn't mind a third round power RB. If Monte Ball were there in round 3 that would be sweet!

The dude's heart is off the charts.....that's what has made him such a great Giant, but has also busted him up. There's no sandbagging when it comes to Bradshaw.

I always thought Bradshaw was better as part of a 1-2 (or even 1-2-3) punch, because of how hard he runs.

Jacobs/Bradhshaw/Ward was awesome back in the day.

Next season, I'd like to see him limited, because he'd be an incredible option off the bench late in the game.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 05:10 PM
I was thinking that too..

I just don't think Wilson can handle the majority of the snaps, but we'll have to see what the coaching staff thinks of him at the end of the week.

Although Bradshaw took just 11 snaps last Sunday

bigbluetribe
12-12-2012, 06:00 PM
You realize because he ran the ball 11 times that doesnt mean he was only in for 11 snaps right...

Toadofsteel
12-12-2012, 06:07 PM
Bradshaw's been breaking down for years. Only a matter of time till he's done. Wouldn't mind a third round power RB. If Monte Ball were there in round 3 that would be sweet!

We've got a power back in 2013 already, in Andre Brown. Him and Wilson are the Jacobs and Bradshaw of the future.

Rudyy
12-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Although Bradshaw took just 11 snaps last SundayThey split carries...

44#1
12-12-2012, 07:21 PM
David Wilson is by far the most talented RB on the team. There's a reason Bradshaw was a 7th rounder. He had average talent but was a hard worker and always gives it his all. David Wilson is an elite talent and if he were to start against the Falcons I have no doubt he will shred their 23rd ranked rush defense.

He averaged 9.8 ypc against the starting chicago D in the preseason. I think he'll be just fine.

By far and preseason don't make sense. Bradshaw's agility drills at the combine were better than Petersons. How many rings has Ahmad rushed the Giants too? The verdict is out on Wilson. We don't even know if he can take a hit over a consistent basis. Andre Brown can't.

RoanokeFan
12-12-2012, 07:30 PM
They split carries...

They did indeed, one of the articles I read was inaccurate. Bradshaw had 38 and Wilson 21

TAILGATIN'
12-13-2012, 09:00 AM
Hard to imagine Wilson could go in there and pick up the load. Not to mention it probably takes Wilson off KO returns. AB may not be the best back in the league but he runs hard and has had a very productive year. Losing your # 1 & 2 RB's in three weeks would be tough to overcome. I think it could be a bit much for Wilson to manage as his first game as the FT RB - loud stadium, playoffs ,good defense...

Why do you feel Wilson cant carry the load? Did you see the game last week? As I mentioned in another Wilson thread, this guy is a first rounder for a reason folks... its his freakin job to pick up the load when the time comes. Guess what? The time is here and he needs to prove himself. Again, look what Wilson's classmates are doing (Richardson, Morris, Martin). I personally have a lot of faith in the kid and Im excited to watch him run. I agree w others that Bradshaw's presence is huge come game day, but he is getting more and more beat up. Aside: What is this good Atlanta D you speak? Atlanta ranks close to last in the NFL in run D.

coachbobbyfinst
12-13-2012, 09:40 AM
Im 50/50 on this, obviosuly want to beat the Falcons badly, but dont want to risk further injury to AB. Id also like to see what WIlson can do with a bunch of carries (against a team other than NO), but I think if Bradshaw sits we will see a modified gameplan. That is, I think we will see 45-ish throws from Eli.
Im not sure that is a great gameplan vs a high octane Offense like Atl.
Thoughts?

BillTheGreek
12-13-2012, 09:44 AM
Not good. I can still see him getting time though... Don't trust Wilson and Torain and/or Lumpkin.

Then who do You trust ?

dguy901
12-13-2012, 10:14 AM
Let Bradshaw rest his knee, even if it is a mild sprain it takes more than a few days to get back to 100%. Wilson and Lumpkin will carry the load, I don't know much about Torain. Anyone know why Barden is on the sh@%list? I would love to see the guy start again, and with Nicks not being @ 100%, it would seem like this would be the game. He did great the last game he started as well as the last drive of the Eagles game.

dguy901
12-13-2012, 10:27 AM
We've got a power back in 2013 already, in Andre Brown. Him and Wilson are the Jacobs and Bradshaw of the future.
We have Brown, Scott, Wilson, Bradshaw, Hynoski (I'd like to see him get more carries) with Lumpkin/Torain available next year if they impress.

yo-ho
12-13-2012, 11:18 AM
This is not directed at you, but two weeks ago a lot of people wanted Bradshaw benched.

I want Bradshaw benched if he is hurt. We know he is tough, and he is a competitor, but we need someone in there who is at full strength. These guys are not going to take themselves out if they are hurt because they are afraid that their replacement is going to take their spot. And he has to know that the first round pick Wilson will be the starter at some point, so you can bet Bradshaw will do everything in his power to stay on the field. The coaching staff has to be smart enough to sit him if he is not at 100%, otherwise he will hurt the team.

yo-ho
12-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Let Bradshaw rest his knee, even if it is a mild sprain it takes more than a few days to get back to 100%. Wilson and Lumpkin will carry the load, I don't know much about Torain. Anyone know why Barden is on the sh@%list? I would love to see the guy start again, and with Nicks not being @ 100%, it would seem like this would be the game. He did great the last game he started as well as the last drive of the Eagles game.

Could be the play where Barden was called for pass interference while he was blocking down field on a pass play.