Posted by mdaly09 on 5th June 2012
When the New York Giants‘ star wide-receiver Hakeem Nicks fractured his right foot in drills during the team’s second Organized Team Activities, it was safe to say that most Giant fans were very concerned. The media shockingly over-hyped this injury and acted as if it was a season-ending injury. Questions arose such as ‘What will Eli Manning do without the team’s 2011 leading receiver?’ or ‘How will this injury negatively impact their other star receiver Victor Cruz?’. What the media and many fans did not take into account is that this injury will only sideline Nicks for about 12 weeks. Since the injury took place in late May, Nicks should be returning at the end of August. Although Nicks will be missing a handful of workouts and training camp, he may be available for at least one preseason game. Even if Nicks were to miss some regular season games, Giants’ offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has dealt with injuries to star players before. Gilbride will incorporate other facets of the offense such as utilizing running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson and allowing for young wide-receivers to step up and fill in for Nicks. The absence of Nicks enables other young Giants’ receivers to get more reps in and develop a better chemistry with quarterback Eli Manning. Unlike the other receivers, Nicks can afford to miss some time due to his enhanced knowledge of the playbook. He is an excellent route runner and an established force that requires much attention and troubles many opponents. Due to Manning and Nicks’ remarkable chemistry on the field over the past three seasons, they should take little to no time getting back to the way things were and give the Giants a chance at another Super Bowl run. As the Giants have shown in previous years, it is not important how you start the season, just how you finish it.
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Posted by rsanrel on 12th October 2009
They say football is a game of inches, but for the Giants, it has become a game of feet. The most famous one is Eli Manning’s sore right heel. But the chronically sore right foot of running back Ahmad Bradshaw is beginning to prove just as vital to the success of the offense.
It didn’t receive nearly as much attention, but Bradshaw was in the same boat with Manning last week, sitting out the key Wednesday and Thursday practices before going through Friday’s dress rehearsal. While Manning buoyed the Giants with his 83rd straight start Sunday, Bradshaw came off the bench to provide a big play nearly every time he touched the ball.
Bradshaw carried 11 times for 110 yards and scored twice in the first quarter to ignite the Giants’ 44-7 romp over Oakland. He turned his only reception into a 55-yard gain to set up their third TD in their first three possessions.
“I’ve been playing with this foot injury for years, and just to be able to keep going is all I want,” said Bradshaw, who explained he first hurt the foot as a freshman at Marshall. “I’ve been able to fight through it ever since. I may have missed two games.”
Bradshaw was on the bench for the first 13 plays of the opening drive, but Brandon Jacobs suffered a stinger while being stopped for no gain on third down at the Raiders 1-yard line. On fourth down, Bradshaw attacked the right side just as Jacobs did on the previous play, but he got lower and punched it in.
“It’s just leverage,” Bradshaw said.
Click here to read the full article – By GREG LOGAN of Courant.com
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Posted by GameSetMatch on 1st October 2009
27 SEP 2009: Ahmad Bradshaw (44) of the Giants breaks away from Geno Hayes (54) of the Buccaneers during the game between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
With 10 players already on their injury report, coach Tom Coughlin found a new name on the list Wednesday: backup halfback Ahmad Bradshaw, who rushed for 104 yards in New York’s 24-0 win over Tampa Bay this past weekend.
Bradshaw walked to practice wearing a boot on his right foot to protect sprains to his ankle and foot. He did not work out.
Neither Coughlin nor Bradshaw seemed concerned whether the backup to starter Brandon Jacobs would play Sunday when the Giants (3-0) travel to Kansas City (0-3).
It’s an old college injury, Bradshaw said, remembering his initial injury — a high ankle sprain — came on a toss play during his freshman year at Marshall.
“You know what, I have played through a lot of pain during college, when I first injured it,” Bradshaw said. “I have just been able to do that ever since. It always hurts during the game. There is a lot of pounding in the game, somebody might fall on it a different way.”
Click here to read the full article – By TOM CANAVAN of salon.com
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