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New York Giants Running Back Ahmad Bradshaw Exercising Better Patience

October 25th, 2011 at 12:05 PM
By Kyle Langan

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is a talented running back whop trusts his skills, maybe more than he needs to.

New York Giants Ahmad Bradshaw celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter during their NFL football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, October 16, 2011. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Over the early part of his career, Bradshaw has had the maddening tendency to try to “make something happen” before his blocking can develop. With the Giants running game off to a very slow start, every player has had to look into the mirror, including Bradshaw. The team has had only 9 runs of over 10 yards in 6 games so far, but running backs coach Gerald Ingram sees progress in Bradshaw.

“I think that’s something that we’ve always worked on with him because he’s always been very impatient,” said running backs coach Jerald Ingram.

“He likes to get up there as fast and as hard as you can – he doesn’t like those two- and three-yard runs. He is always trying to find more or always trying to get in space. That’s something he’s working on.”

Bradshaw finished the last game against Buffalo with over 100 yards and 3 touchdowns, his best performance of the season to this point. Ingram indicated that Bradshaw did a great job in the game of following his blockers and trusting them more than he had been of late.

Also impressively, the running game was able to get on track without the presence of all- pro right guard Chris Snee, whom the team will have moving forward. 

It will be imperative that the Giants establish solid balance on offense on a game to game basis if quarterback Eli Manning is to continue his efficient level of play. 

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