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sethm
03-17-2013, 05:54 PM
just read tweet

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Packers and Steelers have expressed interest in former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

GL to that hard running gutty little guy

Carter.525
03-17-2013, 05:56 PM
I could see him in black & gold..

ImElectric2
03-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Steelers do love their oft-injured RBs....

miked1958
03-17-2013, 06:01 PM
Not sure about the Steelers board but the Packers MB wants no part of him. They said if it were a Healthy PRE Injury AB they would be all for it but this current AB with all the ankle issues they hope their team wont touch with a ten foot pole

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Loved the years he gave in NY but he's not even a No. 2 anymore IMO

Cloud57
03-17-2013, 06:03 PM
Not sure about the Steelers board but the Packers MB wants no part of him. They said if it were a Healthy PRE Injury AB they would be all for it but this current AB with all the ankle issues they hope their team wont touch with a ten foot polehate to say this but If I was a fan of another team I wouldn't want him either.

sethm
03-17-2013, 06:03 PM
If only the front offices listened to Fan boards...LOL

nhpgiantsfan
03-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Loved the years he gave in NY but he's not even a No. 2 anymore IMO

How is a guy who just rushed for 1000 yards not a number 2??

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:05 PM
If only the front offices listened to Fan boards...LOL

I'm actually a high exec in the NFL...but I can't say who I am might get in trouble

jomo
03-17-2013, 06:07 PM
He's a tough hombre and a gamer. My one criticism of him (and Jacobs) over the years is that he can't really catch the ball out of the backfield and make something out of it. His hands just aren't that good. I think it's his thick and tight torso (again like jacobs) that make it difficult for him to turn and receive the ball naturally and easily. He tends to lurch at passes which result in too many easy drops. Otherwise they are getting a good guy to plug their needs.

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:08 PM
How is a guy who just rushed for 1000 yards not a number 2??
He had 2 good games. He was awful on first down and those feet won't hold up. I can see him in pass protection situations and maybe 5 carries a game but we all know that won't fly with AB

sethm
03-17-2013, 06:11 PM
I'm actually a high exec in the NFL...but I can't say who I am might get in trouble

I never said that you do not read what the fan base is saying. I am just saying that as a fan that participates here we are all working on theories and sketchy information at best. so our advice would be mostly emotionally based.

miked1958
03-17-2013, 06:11 PM
How is a guy who just rushed for 1000 yards not a number 2??Most teams are scared of his feet and ankles. Otherwise he would have been signed by now. IM sure none of the 31 teams would question his HEART and drive to do the best everytime he touches the ball. Its the games where he wont touch it AT ALL that they are most concerned about. the games he wont be able to play cause of his preexisting ankle issues. I think he will get someone to give him a shot with a 1yr deal and hope for the best. but he could come back here to get that. he is looking for a lot more then that i am sure

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:13 PM
I never said that you do not read what the fan base is saying. I am just saying that as a fan that participates here we are all working on theories and sketchy information at best. so our advice would be mostly emotionally based.
Lol I'm just messing..I can't really express sarcasm through words

egyptian420
03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
I wouldn't mind if he goes to the Steelers. Class organization. I'd root for him to do well there. I hope he doesn't go to GB though.

P_Simms_#11
03-17-2013, 06:18 PM
I wouldn't mind if he goes to the Steelers. Class organization. I'd root for him to do well there. I hope he doesn't go to GB though.

+1

sethm
03-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Lol I'm just messing..I can't really express sarcasm through words

My bad LOL

speed3freak
03-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Loved the years he gave in NY but he's not even a No. 2 anymore IMO

This is blasphemous.... If he is healthy, he is still a No. 1

egyptian420
03-17-2013, 06:23 PM
This is blasphemous.... If he is healthy, he is still a No. 1If Bob Sanders was healthy he would be one of the best safeties in the league....just saying.

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:25 PM
This is blasphemous.... If he is healthy, he is still a No. 1
If he is healthy he is a solid number 2..but he will never be healthy. He can run straight up and down but he has no cut back left which was a big part of his game

TCHOF
03-17-2013, 06:28 PM
I'm actually a high exec in the NFL...but I can't say who I am might get in trouble

Don't worry . . . I'm sure that Woody wouldn't mind you coming here to try to get ideas for your team.

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:31 PM
Also AB had 271 carries which 4 were 20+ yards...Wilson had 5 with 71 carries and brown 3 with 73 carries...just sayin

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 06:32 PM
Don't worry . . . I'm sure that Woody wouldn't mind you coming here to try to get ideas for your team.
LOL

sethm
03-17-2013, 06:55 PM
If he is healthy he is a solid number 2..but he will never be healthy. He can run straight up and down but he has no cut back left which was a big part of his game

Steelers have pretty good backs in R Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, and Jonathan Dwyer who signed his tender last week. I think the team that will move on him is Green bay. they need a hard running back even at the risk of injury. I really think Bradshaw will sign a 1 year incentive based contract at this point. Little risk possible higher reward.

CowboysSuck
03-17-2013, 06:57 PM
I hope AB gets a shot somewhere. Love the guy.

Anyone have any news on Brandon Jacobs?? Is he done with football, is he on the FA market...whats his status?

darrin99
03-17-2013, 07:02 PM
I hope AB gets a shot somewhere. Love the guy.

Anyone have any news on Brandon Jacobs?? Is he done with football, is he on the FA market...whats his status?

Jacobs is a free agent. I haven't heard his name mentioned at all. His actions in SF probably finished his career.

sethm
03-17-2013, 07:02 PM
I hope AB gets a shot somewhere. Love the guy.

Anyone have any news on Brandon Jacobs?? Is he done with football, is he on the FA market...whats his status?

UFA has not signed anywhere yet

midnite_nj
03-17-2013, 07:03 PM
Steelers have pretty good backs in R Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, and Jonathan Dwyer who signed his tender last week. I think the team that will move on him is Green bay. they need a hard running back even at the risk of injury. I really think Bradshaw will sign a 1 year incentive based contract at this point. Little risk possible higher reward.The Steelers no longer have Mendenhall. They released him if Im not mistaken . I could see Bradshaw signing with them. I think it would be a perfect fit for both. I always loved A.B. and that wont change unless he plays against the Giants. Lol.

TCHOF
03-17-2013, 07:05 PM
Steelers have pretty good backs in R Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, and Jonathan Dwyer who signed his tender last week. I think the team that will move on him is Green bay. they need a hard running back even at the risk of injury. I really think Bradshaw will sign a 1 year incentive based contract at this point. Little risk possible higher reward.

Mendenhall signed with Arizona

sethm
03-17-2013, 07:08 PM
Mendenhall signed with Arizona

Thanks for that sorry about misinfo

gmen2117
03-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Steelers have pretty good backs in R Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, and Jonathan Dwyer who signed his tender last week. I think the team that will move on him is Green bay. they need a hard running back even at the risk of injury. I really think Bradshaw will sign a 1 year incentive based contract at this point. Little risk possible higher reward.
I see the Packers as a potential suitor for AB. They are the only team good enough to take a risk on him. I think they sign him and draft a RB in the eraly rounds.

egyptian420
03-17-2013, 07:42 PM
The Steelers no longer have Mendenhall. They released him if Im not mistaken . I could see Bradshaw signing with them. I think it would be a perfect fit for both. I always loved A.B. and that wont change unless he plays against the Giants. Lol.+1

TheAnalyst
03-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Loved the years he gave in NY but he's not even a No. 2 anymore IMOWrong. Bradshaw is a #1 when healthy.

Sean Montemayor
03-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Young and Healthy with feet of a 50 year old. ...

Moke
03-17-2013, 08:46 PM
Bradshaw is a #1 when healthy. I wish him well wherever he goes. Green Bay could really use a runningback though.

Ruttiger711
03-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Since the sole reason I have the Sunday Ticket is because the wife is a Steeler fan, I would be stoked to see AB go to Pitt

BlessedinBlue22
03-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Love AB, a proven winner with the heart of a champion, though clearly not the same back he was coming out of Marshall. Though in the last game at Philly was making some nice gainers, lookin vintage bradshaw. With a good offensive line, he can be a top back in the league again..(barring health)

speed3freak
03-17-2013, 10:03 PM
All of you who are saying that, even if healthy, Bradshaw is a number 2 RB are crazy. He puts up 1000 almost every year.... on two busted ankles and feet. If he wasn't perennially injured, he could be very good.

Carter.525
03-17-2013, 10:29 PM
AB to the Jets.. Rex will work on his feet

nycsportzfan
03-17-2013, 11:49 PM
Did someone say Bradshaw isn't even a number 2 anymore???lol The guys a number 1 still, if he could stay healthy.. WHo ever picks em up has a chance to strike gold, simply if he stays healthy, but unfortunetly thats probably not gonna happen, but that has nothing to do with the level of player he still is, which is still darn good, even with all injuries to his feet, albeit not quite as good before the injuries of course..

Buddy333
03-17-2013, 11:56 PM
Hope no team offers him and the Giants get him back cheap. He should be with the Giants.

gmen2117
03-18-2013, 12:01 AM
Did someone say Bradshaw isn't even a number 2 anymore???lol The guys a number 1 still, if he could stay healthy.. WHo ever picks em up has a chance to strike gold, simply if he stays healthy, but unfortunetly thats probably not gonna happen, but that has nothing to do with the level of player he still is, which is still darn good, even with all injuries to his feet, albeit not quite as good before the injuries of course..
Yeah that was me and you basically just proved my point. Every person has said "when he's healthy." He will never be healthy and you said that yourself which has everything to do with the level of player he still is. Wilson and Brown both unproven but have great potential. With that said, I'm pretty sure the Giants would try to keep him around if he can still play at a high level.

B&RWarrior
03-18-2013, 12:50 AM
I hope he gets the biggest contract he can land. He deserves a good payday, and those feet won't hold up much longer.

G-Men Surg.
03-18-2013, 03:28 AM
just read tweet

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter
Packers and Steelers have expressed interest in former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw.

GL to that hard running gutty little guy
I wish nothing but the best for AB and his family. He has secured his Giants legacy, one of the best and toughest players I have ever seen.

giantsfam04
03-18-2013, 09:16 AM
it sucks that he isn't with us anymore but if he is going to play this year I hope its for a contender. that guy was a beast for us, I loved his attitude it would suck to see him take a beating for a crap team with so shot at the post season.

nycsportzfan
03-18-2013, 01:23 PM
Yeah that was me and you basically just proved my point. Every person has said "when he's healthy." He will never be healthy and you said that yourself which has everything to do with the level of player he still is. Wilson and Brown both unproven but have great potential. With that said, I'm pretty sure the Giants would try to keep him around if he can still play at a high level. Ya, but its not impossible for him to stay healthy.. Also, if hes not starting, and keeps his carries in check, he might avoid the injuries this yr.. And if he does, hes still very good.. The giants let em go to save money by the way, as u know , he was part of the cap space cuts...

nycsportzfan
03-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Do u guys think Bradshaws feet hurt all the time now? Like at night when hes trying to sleep and what not? Kinda wierd i know, but u would think his feet would be quite achy with all these surgeries in his life to his feet/ankles..

speed3freak
03-18-2013, 01:33 PM
Do u guys think Bradshaws feet hurt all the time now? Like at night when hes trying to sleep and what not? Kinda wierd i know, but u would think his feet would be quite achy with all these surgeries in his life to his feet/ankles..

Are you a doctor, or have you gone through any portion of formal medical school? I am going to go out on a limb and say no. So, if you aren't familiar with the procedures AB has had to his feet and ankles, how could you possibly come to any type of logical conclusion? Anecdotes =/= fact. MOdern medicine is quite amazing, and there is a full possibility of him coming back at 100% if he spends enough time resting and rehabbing the injury due to advancements in surgical techniques and capabilities.

darrin99
03-18-2013, 01:38 PM
Are you a doctor, or have you gone through any portion of formal medical school? I am going to go out on a limb and say no. So, if you aren't familiar with the procedures AB has had to his feet and ankles, how could you possibly come to any type of logical conclusion? Anecdotes =/= fact. MOdern medicine is quite amazing, and there is a full possibility of him coming back at 100% if he spends enough time resting and rehabbing the injury due to advancements in surgical techniques and capabilities.

He hasn't been 100% in 3 years, and failed his physical before being released. Considering he was unable to barely practice 2 years in a row, it's not going out on a limb to say he'll never be 100% again. With that being said, he was pretty productive playing with his rebuilt feet.

speed3freak
03-18-2013, 01:42 PM
He hasn't been 100% in 3 years, and failed his physical before being released. Considering he was unable to barely practice 2 years in a row, it's not going out on a limb to say he'll never be 100% again. With that being said, he was pretty productive playing with his rebuilt feet.

Again, anecdotes. You have no clue. A failed exit physical does not equate to a career threatening injury. And yes, unless you have a background in medicine (and more specifically orthopedics), you have no way of accurately stating he won't be 100% again. Stop with the conjecture, Dr. arm chair MD.

RoanokeFan
03-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Again, anecdotes. You have no clue. A failed exit physical does not equate to a career threatening injury. And yes, unless you have a background in medicine (and more specifically orthopedics), you have no way of accurately stating he won't be 100% again. Stop with the conjecture, Dr. arm chair MD.

Not having a clue is not a bar to having an opinion here.

darrin99
03-18-2013, 01:49 PM
Again, anecdotes. You have no clue. A failed exit physical does not equate to a career threatening injury. And yes, unless you have a background in medicine (and more specifically orthopedics), you have no way of accurately stating he won't be 100% again. Stop with the conjecture, Dr. arm chair MD.

The only one who doesn't have a clue is you, but whatever. Have a nice day.

speed3freak
03-18-2013, 01:51 PM
Not having a clue is not a bar to having an opinion here.

Roan, I am speaking from experience. I am not guessing, I am not presenting anecdotes. When someone tells me "Considering he was unable to barely practice 2 years in a row, it's not going out on a limb to say he'll never be 100% again" and I know he is 100% incorrect, I am going to say something. Misinformation is poison, and if I have experience in a specific field and can confirm that what he is saying is factually incorrect, then that opinion is completely baseless. Its one thing to have an opinion on something that is not black and white, but when I can confirm from a medical point of view that what he said was wrong, its no longer an opinion, its misinformation.

And, in medicine, not having a clue COMPLETELY bars you from having an opinion.

Source: Family of orthopedists, GPs, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and sports psychologists etc.

JJC7301
03-18-2013, 01:56 PM
Where ever he goes I wish him the very best. AB is one of my favorite all-time Giants along with Bavaro, LT, Armstead and Meggett.

RoanokeFan
03-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Roan, I am speaking from experience. I am not guessing, I am not presenting anecdotes. When someone tells me "Considering he was unable to barely practice 2 years in a row, it's not going out on a limb to say he'll never be 100% again" and I know he is 100% incorrect, I am going to say something. Misinformation is poison, and if I have experience in a specific field and can confirm that what he is saying is factually incorrect, then that opinion is completely baseless. Its one thing to have an opinion on something that is not black and white, but when I can confirm from a medical point of view that what he said was wrong, its no longer an opinion, its misinformation.

Try to understand this is a place where fans come to share their thoughts and sometimes learn from others. It's really not a stretch, based on what we've seen of Bradshaw's last season, to think his feet are a problem for him. True, none of us have examined his feet, but we can state what we think based on what we see and hear. I think it's safe to say the reason he was released had to do with his feet and his inability to practice more than once a week.

In any event, feel free to state opposing opinions but resist turning disagreements into personal attacks.

GameTime
03-18-2013, 02:05 PM
Roan, I am speaking from experience. I am not guessing, I am not presenting anecdotes. When someone tells me "Considering he was unable to barely practice 2 years in a row, it's not going out on a limb to say he'll never be 100% again" and I know he is 100% incorrect, I am going to say something. Misinformation is poison, and if I have experience in a specific field and can confirm that what he is saying is factually incorrect, then that opinion is completely baseless. Its one thing to have an opinion on something that is not black and white, but when I can confirm from a medical point of view that what he said was wrong, its no longer an opinion, its misinformation.

And, in medicine, not having a clue COMPLETELY bars you from having an opinion.

Source: Family of orthopedists, GPs, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists and sports psychologists etc.

whatever Doc.....AB will never be 100% and hasnt been for a few years. His injuries are beyond total healing in the aspect of taking the punishment of a pro football running back and he will be a limited runner no matter what he team he plays for. No need for an MD to figure that one out.....

Source:....common sense.

midnite_nj
03-18-2013, 04:15 PM
I wish nothing but the best for AB and his family. He has secured his Giants legacy, one of the best and toughest players I have ever seen.+1

speed3freak
03-18-2013, 04:54 PM
whatever Doc.....AB will never be 100% and hasnt been for a few years. His injuries are beyond total healing in the aspect of taking the punishment of a pro football running back and he will be a limited runner no matter what he team he plays for. No need for an MD to figure that one out.....

Source:....common sense.

This is exactly what I am reffering to. You come to conclusions without any formal understanding of what you are speaking about. Fifth metatarsal injuries can be tricky to treat, but, it is far from impossible to make a full recovery. And you couldn't be more wrong about "his injuries are beyond total healing". We are talking bone injuries, not soft tissue. AB needs to rest, thats it. Osteoblasts move in and produce bone cells, transforming the callus on the break/fracture into a bone callus. This hard shell lasts three to four months, and it provides necessary protection and stability for the bone to enter the final stage of healing. The problem with AB is that he HAS NOT given himself ample time to heal. He needs a full 6 months of being off his feet. He has always rushed back. Given time, he will be fine.

rebelfan1966
03-18-2013, 04:57 PM
I hope Bradshaw does not have to go play with Ben.... dude should be playing prison league right now.

Flip Empty
03-18-2013, 04:58 PM
As much as I like him I'd rather he didn't return. I don't want Wilson and Brown losing anymore carries.

Morehead State
03-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Ya, but its not impossible for him to stay healthy.. Also, if hes not starting, and keeps his carries in check, he might avoid the injuries this yr.. And if he does, hes still very good.. The giants let em go to save money by the way, as u know , he was part of the cap space cuts...
Even when he's not healthy, he's still pretty good.

Flip Empty
03-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Even when he's not healthy, he's still pretty good.
That he is. 1000 yards in 14 games is nothing to complain about. The fact he did it at less than 100% makes it more impressive.

Morehead State
03-18-2013, 05:05 PM
That he is. 1000 yards in 14 games is nothing to complain about. The fact he did it at less than 100% makes it more impressive.
It was definitely time for Bradshaw to go given our current RB situation (cap situation as well). but he's a heck of a football player and a team will be instantly better when they sign him.

rebelfan1966
03-18-2013, 05:08 PM
What I liked the most about Bradshaw was his heart. The guy could fire up the team. He had the biggest motor on the team. It's a shame he has so much trouble with his feet.

speed3freak
03-18-2013, 06:04 PM
What I liked the most about Bradshaw was his heart. The guy could fire up the team. He had the biggest motor on the team. It's a shame he has so much trouble with his feet.

Agreed. He was running on two broken feet for a couple of years. He sacrificed his body for us. He could have taken it easy, but he put his health behind winning. He is always going to be one of my favorites.

joemorrisforprez
03-18-2013, 06:39 PM
He will be a great RB for another team in a limited role. He'll stay healthy next year and really help some team out....I could totally see him on the Packers, or the Patriots for that matter.