What was different was Bradshaw sat out Wednesday’s practice. He said his wrist and ankle were not feeling great. He was back out on the field yesterday, participating fully, and he believes he should be fine for Sunday’s game against the Vikings in Minneapolis. “The wrist is fine,” Bradshaw said. “I won’t have any problem with it this week.”
Members of the Giants defense yesterday were studying film of Adrian Peterson when one play jumped off the screen.
“He kind of made a jump-cut in the hole and his feet were actually moving, he was running before his feet actually hit the ground,” linebacker Michael Boley said. “So when he hit it was like a springboard. It was pretty impressive.”
There’s no set timetable for Andrews’ return to practice. He doesn’t know when he’ll return to games. The good news — which might just be wishful thinking — is that Andrews insisted “very soon” and holds “no doubts” about his return.
So far this season, Bradshaw has gotten the ball 14 times on third downs with 3 or fewer yards to go. He’s converted 10 of them. And lately, it has picked up: he’s had nine opportunities in those situations over the past four games and has converted seven of them, including a 4-yard touchdown run against the Redskins this past Sunday.
“They kind of took advantage of us,” cornerback Terrell Thomas said Thursday. “We were low in numbers and they were trying to just beat us in the ground. We’ll remember that. We don’t care for it, but in the back of our mind, we’re going to take that up there.”