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The Ahmad Bradshaw Conundrum

Although what happened has been kept internal with TC saying he wanted to keep it in house - what happened during the game was obvious but yet not reported.

Ahmad Bradshaw was playing fired up, he wanted to win and was highly emotional. This is normally a good thing and you encourage your players to care but Bradshaw crossed the line. Many fans have been saying they like Bradshaw's fire, but the problem with this fire is Bradshaw begins to put himself before the team. The coaches recognized this and wanted to put a damper on his fire. Bradshaw obviously did not take it well and started yelling at the coaches. It was evident that the spotlight was on Bradshaw as the cameras kept showing him, even when on the sideline.

Bradshaw slapped Vic Cruz across the helmet in the heat of the game and you could see Victor Cruz did not like it. Nobody likes getting hit in the head even if it was with friendly attentions. This is just another example of Bradshaw stealing the spotlight.

I think Bradshaw's actions caused the play calling to change towards the end of the game. If you noticed, Andre Brown got the touches when the game was on the line. Additionally, on the 3rd and 1 Gilbride called a pass play - a direct attack on Bradshaw who would normally see the ball in that situation. The team wanted to send a message to Ahmad, "you are not bigger than the team."

My take is Bradshaw has recognized the fact he has two young talented guys behind him and wants to continue to get the ball. Another explanation is the pain in his feet causes his adrenaline to kick in to high gear. Either way he needs to realize if the coaches think Brown or Wilson is more fit to carry the ball he needs to swallow his pride and continue to get better - just like everyone else on the team.

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