Giants tell Ahmad Bradshaw he’s a “big priority”

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw doesn’t know if he’ll be back in New York next year, but the Giants say they want to keep him.

“I talked to the Giants on exit day and they said I was a big priority for them to come back,” Bradshaw said Thursday in Dallas, via Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the owner of the jauntiest hat in town.  (Seriously: his hat has a Twitter address.)

Bradshaw is undergoing yet another surgery (on his ankle), which won’t help his free agent value whenever free agency hits.  He’s managed his injuries well over the years, but always seems to be battling something.  The Giants may have to choose between Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs.

“I don’t think they’ll be able to finance both of us financially,” Bradshaw said.   “But you just never know. It may be possible. There’s even talk they might keep both of us. You just never know.”

12 responses to “Giants tell Ahmad Bradshaw he’s a “big priority”

  1. Get rid of Jacobs, his big mouth, and his huge salary that he hasn’t earned a dime of. Bradshaw is the much better back and a much classier guy who keeps his mouth shut.

  2. After spending several days marooned in nearby Appleton, WI, it’s a given that all of the Giants’ free agents will want to play for Green Bay.

  3. Th Giants forgot the winning formula:
    Jacobs first half
    Bradshaw/(plugin RB) second half

    This worked not b/c Jacobs is better but he is
    BIGGER. So KG can get all his run-up-the-middles all out of his system in the first half.

  4. The best thing would be to keep both. If only one can stay, I would opt for Jacobs, with DJ Ware getting some carries and drafting another to get ready. Jacobs can thrive on 20-30 carries. Not as confident with Bradshaw, he fumbles and gets dinged up. It didn’t work out so great for Derrick Ward when he left NY and didn’t have Jacobs beating the crap out of defenses first. I am hoping they can keep both backs.

  5. “bluefan204 says:
    Feb 3, 2011 7:35 PM
    Get rid of Jacobs, his big mouth, and his huge salary that he hasn’t earned a dime of. Bradshaw is the much better back and a much classier guy who keeps his mouth shut.”

    Rrrriiigggghhhttt. Jacobs only rushed for 823 yards for 9 touchdowns with a 5.6 yards a carry average. So 400 less yards then Bradshaw, 1 more touchdown, 1.1 more yards per carry, on almost half the carries.

  6. Keep whoever is cheaper and go after DeAngelo Williams. Give the Giants an actual threat at RB. Jacobs can’t break a big run ever and doesn’t scare anyone anymore. Bradshaw has had 3500 ankle injuries and was completely irrelevant at the end of the season because of his ankles. Make the big splash in free agency and get a back who actually scares someone in the NFC East. I vote D. Williams.

  7. zaggs says: Feb 4, 2011 12:12 AM

    Rrrriiigggghhhttt. Jacobs only rushed for 823 yards for 9 touchdowns with a 5.6 yards a carry average. So 400 less yards then Bradshaw, 1 more touchdown, 1.1 more yards per carry, on almost half the carries.

    ——

    Yeah, because stats mean everything, and games are won/lost because of them. I watch every single snap of every Giants game, and have done so for 30 years. Teams have long ago figured out how to stop Jacobs, which is to hit him in the backfield as he tries repeatedly to run outside like a scat back. And really….how many more times do we have to endure his gums flapping whenever things go badly? He never mans up and take the blame himself for his piss poor play.

    “Stats are for losers” – Bill Belichick

  8. Defenses didn’t learn how to stop Jacobs, Jacobs stopped hitting the hole and people the way he used to. Before Tiki left he told Jacobs that if he kept running the way he does he was going to end up hurting himself. Evidently Jacobs was listening. Ever since then he hasn’t been the same.
    The only thing wrong with this team right now is the coaching staff. Why do we have a receiver coach teaching Eli. And why didn’t anyone take the time to drill Bradshaw enough to carry the ball “high and tight”. We’ve been through this before and know the solution. Now we just need coaches to coach.

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