|Posted by Jinx Grand on February 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM|
Now, personally, the move by the Giants to cut Ahmad Bradshaw is one of those rare roster moves that you disagree with, but you understand why the organization did what they did.
Ahmad Bradshaw is 26 years old, but has been in the league for 6 seasons (he’s been with the Giants since he joined the NFL) and the usual wear-and-tear of running backs catch up with Bradshaw. He is still productive when playing (1,015 yards and 6 TDs last year), but his nagging foot injuries caused a decreased playing level.
I also don’t think money was too much of a concern, because Ahmad is due $4.5 million in base salary for next season – if he was still with the team. If Jerry Reese and the Giants really wanted to, Bradshaw could have stayed.
When you look the years since Tiki Barber was a part of Big Blue, the Giants always had at least three solid running backs at their disposable. Last season, it was Bradshaw, Wilson and Brown (for most of the year). With the move to cut Bradshaw, the Giants are basically saying that they have an abundant amount of confidence in David Wilson as their number one back.
Honestly, that’s the only part of the move I really perk my eyebrows at. Bradshaw isn’t a surefire start every week, but he is easily one of the toughest guys on this roster. He played on two bad feet for practically his entire career, but there is no doubt he’d give you 110% on every run. I do think the Giants will miss his presence when it comes to his leadership and locker room aura.
However, with that being said, I get the move completely. I think the Giants wanted to let go of a veteran that clearly was suffering from his injuries, and at the same time send the message to Andre Brown and especially David Wilson that the two would have to carry the load.
And, one more point to address: Brandon Jacobs. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no … You get the point!!! THE GIANTS DO NOT WANT TO BRING BRANDON JACOBS BACK. Not only was the guy getting to be a negative to the locker room, I just don’t think that his production level on the field is worth bringing him back.