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Do You Remember… Ahmad Bradshaw’s 10 Yards Per Attempt?

Hey there everyone — it’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve been on a much needed vacation with no internet access. I’m just back from a week long fly fishing expedition up in the Northern Adirondack Park section of the great state of New York. It is an annual father/son trip, but this year we did something a little different…. instead of camping out in Wilmington NY and fish the Ausable and Saranac rivers as usual — we went to a totally private and secluded section of Adirondack Park to fish for monster wild brown trout. The trip certainly was an adventure… from beautiful sunny days and catching huge fish to cold rainy days and hardly a bite, great food cooked over an open fire, sleeping right next to the river, not another person to be seen for miles — quite an experience. All told, my father and I hooked into some incredibly huge wild trout, although unfortunately not all were landed. Some were just too damn big to bring in! It was a quite a workout. Here is a taste of what we got into up there:

That little wild brown was one of the smaller trout landed — still fun though.  Here’s Wayne with a better one…

And here is a gorgeous 21 inch wild brown — look at the golden colors on this slab:

I’ll have video posted on youtube to share in the next few days of, and the trip was offered by my good friend Wayne Richardson, aka the Ol’ Master up at Papa Bear’s Outdoors. So that’s what I’ve been up to — now it’s time to get back up to date with some Giants multimedia starring…

Ahmad Bradshaw.

How good is this guy going to be in 2010?  I mean look at what he was able to do on not one, but TWO busted ankles last year!  You’d never know there was an issue unless you saw pictures of him in that boot and not working with the team during the week.  Even so, he didn’t seem to miss a beat on Sundays.  In fact, he picked up the slack from Brandon Jacobs who struggled all year in what he once did so well — short yardage conversions on 3rd down.

Not only that, PFF has him as one of the top 10 most elusive backs in the NFL, one of the best blocking backs in the league, and a top 20 overall back.  Not bad for a #2 guy.

But these videos below are not about short yardage per se.  Because perhaps at what one time what was considered to be a short yardage play quickly turned into a 20+ yard explosion as soon as Ahmad Bradshaw was handed the ball.  In the Giants week 3 shutout of the Bucs on the road, Bradshaw looked superb in his 14 carries for 114 yards – that’s 7.4 yards per.  (He also returned punts that game.)  THEN… two weeks later when the Giants hosted Oakland, Bradshaw EXPLODED for 110 yards, 2 touchdowns on 11 attempts.  That is 10 yards per carry for a #2 back….. the only question I have now is when exactly do we give the guy the #1 spot and more carries?  Bradshaw also ripped off a screen pass for 55 yards during the game, and thankfully he was relieved of return duties by Sinorice Moss temporarily.  I mean, he couldn’t do it all, right!?

So without further interruption, here is one of my fondest memories of 2009: Ahmad Bradshaw averaging 13.75 yards every time he touches the ball as the Giants embarrass the Raiders at the Meadowlands:

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BONUS VIDEO: since I’m a few days late on the post, here is a another clip for good measure:  Ahmad Bradshaw running amok in Tampa.

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7 Responses to “Do You Remember… Ahmad Bradshaw’s 10 Yards Per Attempt?”

  1. horsecack says:

    bradshaw is a beast and should get the starting roll and let jacobs pound a tiring defense

  2. Steve B. says:

    Bradshaw is one of my favorite players, and he was one of the few bright spots of the 2009 season. There was questions about whether he could handle the increased number of carries, and you could argue that he was the best Giants RB last year.

    I would like to see more passes his way, think he only has 28 career catches.

    As yo can see in the Oakland game he is good at screens, dont convert many 3rd and 24’s.

    Hopefully he has two good feet this year, would like to see what he is really capable of.

  3. Jason C. says:

    Honestly, I enjoyed the Tampa tape even more than the Oakland one. The Raiders defense looked clueless and couldn’t even get past their blockers, at least the Buccs had bodies on Bradshaw, he just made them look like fools.

  4. Frank R says:

    In 2008 he had a 77 yard run against Baltimore that was awesome going against the #1 run defense in the NFL. 2008, the year that got away.

    • andrew says:

      dont think i dont remember, it should have been a touchdown…. if he takes off this year, as I think he will and have a 1000+ year — i’ll compile a “Best of Bradshaw” post and go through them all — that one, the one in Buffalo that cemented them into the playoffs in 07…. the works

  5. sam says:

    OMG! MAN I LOVE TO SEE THIS GUY RUN! ITS INCREDIBLE HOW NASTY HIS STUDDER STEP IS, BEST I’VE EVER SEEN! its like when hes in the open field go one on one at some one he just rapidly fakes side to side until they dive at him and he just goes the opposite way, his center of gravity is low so he does such a good run of powering with people on top of him and also keeping his balance when he gets spinned around, its just amazing I just hope for a healthy season out of him and he’ll be amazing to watch! 7th round pick baby! ‘In Reese We Trust’ right guys?

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