Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is highly motivated for the 2012 season. Bradshaw hopes to fix the Giants running game that finished last in the league in rushing a year ago. With the loss of Brandon Jacobs, Bradshaw also hopes to have a bigger workload with the Giants offense this season.
“I have never [seen] Ahmad without Jacobs so I don’t know what the real Ahmad is [like] in that light,” Giants defensive linemen Justin Tuck said via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com. “I know he probably has the biggest heart of anybody on this football team. We know what to expect from him when he steps on the football field banged up or not. That guy is going to give you 100 [percent]. For me, it kind of worked out where right when Strahan left, I had a great season and it kind of quieted a little bit of doubt,” Tuck said about his 12 sack season in 2008. “Bradshaw is more accomplished than I was when Strahan left. But it is probably a good analogy.”
There is no doubt that Bradshaw will have to step up this year with the loss of Jacobs. Although the Giants drafted running back David Wilson, you would think head coach Tom Coughlin would feel more comfortable putting most of the workload on Bradshaw’s shoulders.