And I'm tired of our o-line......Brown had a few shots but didn't do anything with them, then he got hurt......
Most people blamed the offensive line for 2011. In 2012, Bradshaw goes 0-2, gets hurt, Brown comes in, goes 2-0, including the first 100+ yard rushing game since the Dawn of Time.
Bradshaw is "healthy" again (which I highly doubt)..... gets the start, gets 85% of the snaps......Bradshaw runs for 39 yards....Giants score 17 points....Giants lose.
The information above is factual. People can make their own judgments on what it means....but it's all accurate.
For what it's worth, prior to the game, I predicted that if Bradshaw started and got the lion's share of the carries, the Giants would lose the game.
If the Giants go with the same approach to the Cleveland defense, the Giants will again score less than 20 points.
The Cleveland game is going to be decided on who runs the ball more effectively..... based on what I saw against the Eagles, I'm glad I have Richardson in my fantasy league, but I'm not feeling good about the Giants defense.
The Cleveland defense shut down the Eagles offense for most of the game.....if the Giants give Bradshaw 85% of the snaps, the Giants are going to lose again next week.....book it.
Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 10-02-2012 at 11:58 AM.
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I'm all for splitting carries, all for him getting more reps - all for his success. But for some, to praise Brown means to completely destroy Bradshaw as old, tired and basically worthless... And if Brown doesn't average 5+ a carry he's going to get the same treatment. Tremendous hate for Jacobs - getting to the level with Bradshaw and it WILL happen to Brown.
Brown does great against a good run D (Tampa) and against a horrible one (Carolina) and does the same as Bradshaw against Philly and people lining up the excuses for the Philly performance because it HAS to be an anomaly.
Oline oline oline.
Your take on Cleveland game is, well, you are giving their running game too much value, Giants running game is window dressing, it'll never outperform the passing game and become the central mainstay that decides the outcome of games because Gilbride abandons the running game by 2nd half. The outcome more than likely will depend on how Eli does and the defense more so than who is the starter at RB.
I do understand that you think Bradshaw is not a feature-RB, but he really never was, he shared the carries with Jacobs last season. Bradshaw to me hasn't really changed or lost anything, however you see this Brown kid run and you are now comparing him to Bradshaw and coming up with excuses to make Bradshaw play behind Brown. Bradshaw is an old toy you got tired of and Brown is a shiny new toy, I get that, but Bradshaw is not done like you say.
Brown will get his carries vs Cleveland, why don't you see that game and form a more definitive observation then, but realistically speaking I don't see the coaching staff giving Brown the starter job overnight, he just has to earn it.