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Bradshaw, Wilson could be inside, outside combo for Giants

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The New York Giants’ running backs have, over the past decade or so, periodically had nicknames.  With Ron Dayne and Tiki Barber, it was “Thunder and Lightning.”  In 2007, Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward, and Ahmad Bradshaw provided “Earth, Wind, and Fire.”

A new nickname could be in the offing for Bradshaw and rookie first-rounder David Wilson.  As Paul Schwartz of the New York Post explains it, the two-headed tailbacks could turn into an inside-and-outside combination.

Bradshaw would be the between-the-tackles pounder, and Wilson would be the guy who finds space beyondthe tackle box.

“What happened the other day was [Wilson] was able to get outside and in so doing helped a whole schematic approach to it,’’ coach Tom Coughlin said.  “If we can get a guy to get outside, maybe that will give us some opportunities up inside and hopefully that’s the direction we’re going.  We’ll have a better mixture as we get going in terms of the ability of going inside and outside.’’

Whether inside or outside or anywhere else, the Giants need to do something on the ground.  In 2011, the Giants ranked dead last in the league, with an average of 89.2 yards per game.

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18 Responses to “Bradshaw, Wilson could be inside, outside combo for Giants”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 29, 2012 8:01 PM

    Haha. Those two will be swallowed up by the Redskin defensive front.

  2. downwithjpp says: Aug 29, 2012 8:25 PM

    Nobody cares about washington

  3. jbl429 says: Aug 29, 2012 8:41 PM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Aug 29, 2012 8:01 PM
    Haha. Those two will be swallowed up by the Redskin defensive front.

    Haha, the redskins are going to suck…again.

  4. txxxchief says: Aug 29, 2012 8:41 PM

    The “in and out urge?”

  5. jackm79 says: Aug 29, 2012 8:43 PM

    Lightning and Lightning. Slash and Slash.

  6. dtm1088 says: Aug 29, 2012 8:45 PM

    “Whether inside or outside or anywhere else, the Giants need to do something on the ground. In 2011, the Giants ranked dead last in the league, with an average of 89.2 yards per game.”

    – It really didn’t seem to hurt them though, did it? Why do they have to do something on the ground? They did just fine. Look at team rushing stats from last year… It has no correlation to success in the NFL anymore. If guys like Eli, Stafford, and Rogers sling it like they did last year, they can continue to not average 100 on the ground and be successful. Although, I do agree a strong run game helps, it doesn’t have to be the answer.

  7. fxws says: Aug 29, 2012 8:48 PM

    I expected Bradshaw to be the outside guy.

  8. urfinished says: Aug 29, 2012 8:51 PM

    From what I’ve seen, if Wilson can get the blocking down, I want him getting at least half the carries. That’s a decent sized ‘if’ of course.

  9. nyg4life says: Aug 29, 2012 9:24 PM

    Who in the hell are the Redskins lol

  10. cereal blogger says: Aug 29, 2012 9:37 PM

    Wilson should be the full time starter….yes already

  11. truthassassin says: Aug 29, 2012 9:39 PM

    Even though “voiceofreasonsays” is clearly an unabashed, annoying, lunatic Skins fan… and while I do believe the Giants should win the NFC East again… the Skins did sweep the Giants last year and will be better this year… they will not suck, as “jbl429″ so bluntly stated

  12. bigblue0711 says: Aug 29, 2012 9:53 PM

    It humorous that every giants story, some asshatted redskins fans chime and talk about what the redskins will do to them. It’s comical. To them, they have Christ under center.

    Meanwhile, they will suck like they do every year and have a low draft pick, to do nothing with it. Foreskins have had the bottom of the division on lock down for about a decade. Where they belong, joke team, joke organization

  13. tdrundmc says: Aug 29, 2012 10:10 PM

    Just give the starting job to Wilson..Bradshaw is fragile and a bit overrated.

  14. ilovecameltoes says: Aug 29, 2012 10:10 PM

    Voiceofreason is the only person in the world who owns a authentic stiched Rex Grosman jersey! He says its the only one in the world..

  15. andrewproughcfe says: Aug 29, 2012 10:28 PM

    @Mike – “Whether inside or outside or anywhere else, the Giants need to do something on the ground. In 2011, the Giants ranked dead last in the league, with an average of 89.2 yards per game.”

    Yup – and that absolutely KILLED their chances at a 2nd title in 5 years.

    …errr – wait…

    Hey – nice job filling in for Dan Patrick this summer! I’ll say it again – you need your own national call-in radio show. Guys would love to talk nothing but NFL three hours a day.

  16. kingcarlbanks says: Aug 29, 2012 11:44 PM

    leave the Redskin fans alone, they are stuck in 1999, the last time they won the division..

  17. christos99 says: Aug 29, 2012 11:59 PM

    It never ceases to amaze me how envious Redskins fans are compared to the NY Football Giants. They squabble, “wow, we beat you twice in 2011″. Well, congrats, however, we still are the Super Bowl Champs.

    What did the Redskins beating the Giants 2x in 2011 accomplish for your organization as a whole?

    Redskins have had 4 winning records in the past 20 seasons compared to the NY Giants 14.

    Giants record vs Redskins in football history:
    Advantage Giants, 91-63-4

    Giants inside
    Reskins outside

  18. bbk1000 says: Aug 30, 2012 6:26 AM

    A new nickname????

    Twig and Berries?

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