[quote user="RoanokeFan"]SURPRISE APPEARANCE BY BRADSHAW PUTS EVERY GIANT AT PRACTICE
"Giants coach Tom Coughlin during his morning session with the media Wednesday
said he expected Ahmad Bradshaw to follow his usual course of action and sit out
practice later that day.
The running back spent the second half of the season not practicing until
Friday to save wear and tear on the healing stress fracture in his foot.
So Coughlin was surprised in the afternoon when the Giants hit the field for
their first practice of Super Bowl week and Bradshaw was out there with his
teammates. Coughlin said Bradshaw told trainer Ronnie Barnes he “wants to be a
part of this” leading up to Sunday's game against the Patriots.
“I just hope he’s OK tomorrow,’’ Coughlin said.
Bradshaw was one of five Giants who practiced on a limited basis, joining WR
Hakeem Nicks, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Jacquian Williams and CB Corey Webster.
Coughlin in the NFC pool report said, “This was a good, spirited, up-tempo
practice. There are a few things we will clean up, obviously, and we want to be
better tomorrow and build to our best work on Friday.’’
The Giants are practicing at the University of Indianapolis, a small school
about 7 miles from the team’s downtown hotel. The school runs a Division II
football program but has a full 100-yard indoor facility. The Super Bowl host
committee and the university combined to spend $6 million to install the indoor
facility in time for the game.
“This is an outstanding facility, absolutely outstanding,’’ Coughlin said.
“What I like about it is that the college teams here have been working out here
all fall, so the turf has been broken in well. It’s settled in, and it’s in
great shape. It’s going to be great for our players to be able to work out in
here all week.’’
that does not sound like a team with the mindset that this game will be handed to them. we are so close. Don't come home empty handed Giants.