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Is Ahmad Bradshaw No. 1?

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I talked a little bit about it in this morning's 'Kudos & Wet Willies.' The New York Post brought up the Ahmad Bradshaw-Brandon Jacobs question this morning, as well.

So, I will ask you guys. Does Bradshaw, who has clearly been the more explosive back thus far in 2009, deserve to start carrying a heavier load in the Giants offense? Or, is it fine with Jacobs getting more carries because the limited work keeps Bradshaw fresh?

Here is a snippet from The Post today.

"When you get him out there and you give him the football, he's lightning in a bottle," Giants center Shaun O'Hara said of Bradshaw. "It's a lot of fun to block for him."

Tom Coughlin doesn't care much for labels especially when it comes to designating which of his running backs is THE guy and which one is second fiddle. We've operated under the assumption that Brandon Jacobs is the featured back, with Bradshaw serving as a nice change of pace.

But if anything became clear during the Giants' 44-7 beat-down of the Raiders yesterday, it's that Bradshaw is clearly the best the Giants have to offer at running back

Here are the numbers for each back thus far.


Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD
2009 - Ahmad Bradshaw 5 58 375 75 6.5 38 2 6 74 14.8 12.3 55 0


Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg Lng TD
2009 - Brandon Jacobs 5 100 355 71 3.5 31 1 4 21 4.2 5.3 9 0

It is plain to see that Bradshaw has been better. It is also obvious that Jacobs, for whatever reason, has not been the same guy as he was the past two seasons. So, is it time for Bradshaw to be the guy who gets the majority of the carries?