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Ahmad Bradshaw: I’ll make David Wilson my project

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Veteran players aren’t always happy when their teams spend a first-round draft pick on another guy at the same position, but Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is looking forward to playing with David Wilson, the Virginia Tech running back drafted by the Giants in the first round.

I plan on using him as my project,” Bradshaw said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “He’s a very talented running back and he’s from Virginia. Two Virginia guys in this running back corps is going to be dangerous. I expect to use him as my project to get him better, to get him smarter and just to mature him a little bit, just to help him understand the NFL.”

Last year Bradshaw split carries with Brandon Jacobs, and he sounds like he’ll be happy splitting carries with Wilson, too. Bradshaw also said he’s going to work with Wilson on learning all the pass protections in the Giants’ playbook.

“If you can’t protect that quarterback, you can’t get out there,” Bradshaw said. “That’s how we look at it now.”

And Bradshaw will take it upon himself to make sure Wilson can get out there, even if that costs Bradshaw some playing time.

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22 Responses to “Ahmad Bradshaw: I’ll make David Wilson my project”
  1. bearsstillsuck says: Apr 30, 2012 6:14 PM

    Wilson will probably teach Bradshaw a thing or two. Hopefully.

  2. spellingcopfather says: Apr 30, 2012 6:15 PM

    Sounds more like a jail mate, not team mate!!!

  3. jenniferxxx says: Apr 30, 2012 6:15 PM

    In an odd way … Wilson could extend Bradshaw’s career. He’s too fragile to carry the entire load … spreading it out may keep him in the league longer than if he has to put the entire running game on his back … and on his bad feet.

  4. adlent says: Apr 30, 2012 6:18 PM

    I’m a Redskins fan, but I’ll give the Giants credit here: Great attitude by Ahmad Bradshaw and love seeing it!

  5. dallassux says: Apr 30, 2012 6:19 PM

    So that means you’ll also teach him how to sell prescription pills as well?

  6. tebowmagic says: Apr 30, 2012 6:22 PM

    And that’s why I love you Ahmad. But… Both these kids have fumbling problems… Could be a disaster. HIGH AND TIGHT BOYS!

  7. daysend564 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:24 PM

    Lots of fumbles in this guy’s future

  8. fxws says: Apr 30, 2012 6:24 PM

    Nice mentality.

  9. jbl429 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:30 PM

    team player. Bradshaw has always said and done the right things since the Giants drafted him in ’07.

  10. mindelm42 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:33 PM

    Amen, Ahmad!

  11. philly4lyfe says: Apr 30, 2012 6:35 PM

    I wish more athletes had an attitude like Bradshaw instead of always thinking everything has to be about them. It’s definately a refreshing change of pace. Kudos to you, mr Bradshaw.

  12. Exiled1 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:38 PM

    That’s pretty cool. Bradshaw seems to embrace a team concept and that is what seperates the champions from the lower rungs. If anything that should provide a solid work enviroment for a rookie and maybe that’ll stay w ith Wilson when the time comes in his career to be a mentor.

  13. nygf says: Apr 30, 2012 6:41 PM

    That’s what I like to see, team first attitude all the way! David Wilson will have a chance to learn from a former 7th round pick who has outplayed that status and then some with contributions to two championship runs and plenty of big time games along the way. Not to mention, throughout his career he has played through injuries that would keep all the internet comment board tough guys (myself included) in bed for months. So think on that before making your witty comments and jokes. Good stuff, Ahmad!

  14. medialovesthecowboys says: Apr 30, 2012 6:41 PM

    Good attitude!

  15. iplayforrexryan says: Apr 30, 2012 6:44 PM

    hard for him to be worried. guy is a beast.

  16. willcoop62 says: Apr 30, 2012 6:47 PM

    Great job Bradshaw. It’s obvious that someone took you under their wing when you were a young player. This is how a pro should act.

  17. thehouseofho says: Apr 30, 2012 6:56 PM

    For all the bad that’s been said about Barber and Jacobs, Bradshaw’s attitude shows that his predecessors were good teammates. Barber was a good mentor to Jacobs even though Tiki showed himself to be egotistical and arrogant after his playing career. Jacobs was a loud-mouthed tough guy for sure, but he always treated Bradshaw as his little brother, showed immense respect for Derrick Ward and always looked at the running back corps as a team, not just a bunch of individuals.

  18. nightrain42 says: Apr 30, 2012 7:18 PM

    Very professional, team first attitude. U don’t see enough of that.

  19. ahmiller21 says: Apr 30, 2012 7:20 PM

    I’m a big Redskins fan, but seeing statements and attitudes like that show why the NYG win championships.

  20. Gordon says: Apr 30, 2012 7:24 PM

    It makes financial sense for RBs to split carries. It extends their careers, thereby providing more years to earn an NFL salary.

    Smart approach by Bradshaw.

  21. xx4zu1 says: Apr 30, 2012 7:26 PM

    More likely that he is going to make sure he ca get out there for pass protection so that Bradshaw doesn’t have to.

  22. bigbluelou says: May 1, 2012 12:38 PM

    It’s great to read some positive news once in a while it’s refreshing amongst all the negativity in this world as “misery loves company” seems to rule when someone is a good person (insert Tebow). High & tight boys as TC says. Hopefully all works out as football is a team sport. GO BLUE!!!

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