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    So much for Bradshaw coming back, Steelers are probably going to sign him

    If he passes his physical, both sides will agree to terms per NFL Network, just seen it on TV so I have no link. I think that'll be a good fit for him.

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    Bradshaw was never coming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELI_HOF_NYG View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELI_HOF_NYG View Post
    Bradshaw was never coming back.
    If the Steelers sign him for something like $1 million, I'm going to be pissed that the Giants didn't bring him back for the same amount. Even with busted feet, AB produces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJC7301 View Post
    If the Steelers sign him for something like $1 million, I'm going to be pissed that the Giants didn't bring him back for the same amount. Even with busted feet, AB produces.
    Here's the problem. His feet are a train wreck and he's still walking around in a boot. We have two running backs who have gotten enough snaps to suggest Bradshaw would be the # 3, at best. How do you invest in what is clearly a gamble, from a physical perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Here's the problem. His feet are a train wreck and he's still walking around in a boot. We have two running backs who have gotten enough snaps to suggest Bradshaw would be the # 3, at best. How do you invest in what is clearly a gamble, from a physical perspective.
    I agree. While Brown does have his injury issues...Scott is still waiting in the wings and Torain is hanging around too plus there is this guy named Wilson on the team. I think Bradshaw's best days are behind him and any perspective teams are going to utilize him in a specific role. He is not a 25 carry back with those feet and it would be hard to justify investing large sums of money in someone that will most likely be out during the season as history has shown.

    I know the argument will be...but if his best days are behind him why did he still break 1000 yards? Because he got much of those yards in 3 just over 100 yard spurts and one 200 yard spurt. The rest of the games were anywhere from 16 yards to 78. Very sporadic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat_bastich View Post
    I agree. While Brown does have his injury issues...Scott is still waiting in the wings and Torain is hanging around too plus there is this guy named Wilson on the team. I think Bradshaw's best days are behind him and any perspective teams are going to utilize him in a specific role. He is not a 25 carry back with those feet and it would be hard to justify investing large sums of money in someone that will most likely be out during the season as history has shown.
    None of the guys we have has Bradshaw's heart, but none of them have his feet either. I hope he thinks about retiring while he can still walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat_bastich View Post
    I agree. While Brown does have his injury issues...Scott is still waiting in the wings and Torain is hanging around too plus there is this guy named Wilson on the team. I think Bradshaw's best days are behind him and any perspective teams are going to utilize him in a specific role. He is not a 25 carry back with those feet and it would be hard to justify investing large sums of money in someone that will most likely be out during the season as history has shown.

    I know the argument will be...but if his best days are behind him why did he still break 1000 yards? Because he got much of those yards in 3 just over 100 yard spurts and one 200 yard spurt. The rest of the games were anywhere from 16 yards to 78. Very sporadic.
    I strongly believe that AB will be on the field for an NFL team by the time this season starts. I'm not looking for AB to be our # 1 RB anymore, but he COULD be our # 1 if Wilson gets injured and Brown doesn't have a good 2nd year in a row. And I'm saying this would have to be at the right price. My point is that if another team winds up signing him for $1M or less per season when he eventually passes his physical, I will believe that it will have been a mistake for the Giants to not have done the same for a guy who's always injured, but always playing injured and playing well. Not looking for him to be our # 1, but believe that he could step into that role if necessary and if he could return at a low price. And all of this is hypothetical because we have no idea what AB will be signed for or if he can ever even play again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Here's the problem. His feet are a train wreck and he's still walking around in a boot. We have two running backs who have gotten enough snaps to suggest Bradshaw would be the # 3, at best. How do you invest in what is clearly a gamble, from a physical perspective.
    Exactly. I loved AB, from the minute he showed his grit in the Buffalo game, '07. He is like Bavaro was when we didn't attempt to re-sign him. Unfortunately, It's time for us both to move on.
    AB's style is to run with every ounce of effort on every run. He punishes his feet pushing them with extreme effort every time he is being held up. It is not in him to just give up.
    If he gets well enough in another month, perhaps the Steelers take a flier on him. I doubt he'll practice, except to walk through plays. But, he learned our offense nicely and was always reliable on Blitz pickup... which tells me he can learn what he needs to in order to be dependable on Sunday. Ben will like his blocking and I see AB getting 6-8 carries and 3-4 receptions as an average.
    I wish him well. He will always be in my top ten all time Giant "Effort and heart" guys. Helped us to 2 SB's... No one can complain about what he gave the Giants

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimonami View Post
    Exactly. I loved AB, from the minute he showed his grit in the Buffalo game, '07. He is like Bavaro was when we didn't attempt to re-sign him. Unfortunately, It's time for us both to move on.
    AB's style is to run with every ounce of effort on every run. He punishes his feet pushing them with extreme effort every time he is being held up. It is not in him to just give up.
    If he gets well enough in another month, perhaps the Steelers take a flier on him. I doubt he'll practice, except to walk through plays. But, he learned our offense nicely and was always reliable on Blitz pickup... which tells me he can learn what he needs to in order to be dependable on Sunday. Ben will like his blocking and I see AB getting 6-8 carries and 3-4 receptions as an average.
    I wish him well. He will always be in my top ten all time Giant "Effort and heart" guys. Helped us to 2 SB's... No one can complain about what he gave the Giants
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