My Problem With D.J. Ware


D.J. “Danny” Ware has been with the Giants for 3 years now, and as a 3rd down back he’s supposed to be pretty good.  He’s a good replacement for Derrick Ward who has long since abandoned the Giants for not-so greener pastures, and in his stead Ware has looked acceptable.   Some people think he looks very good, and has a better skill set than Bradshaw when it comes to catching the ball out of the backfield.

While I don’t necessarily disagree that he has a good skill set, I don’t think I’ve seen that spark from him that says — this guy is the future of the NY Giants backfield. I haven’t seen that electricity, the spark if you will, that usually comes early in the players first year where they make the most of their opportunity and create something memorable for years to come.

Sound corny? Maybe it is — but think about this. We’ve seen that spark from Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Steve Smith, Kevin Boss, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, and if we’re going to talk running backs we’ve seen it from Ahmad Bradshaw.

I’m waiting for Ware to show me something unusual, somethings special, and something that I’ll never forget. In essence, if you want to beat out Ahmad Bradshaw for his starting role, you gotta give me something like AB44 did year one:

Easier said then done. Call me sentimental but that is one heck of a run by a rookie running back to put his team into the playoffs. And that’s my problem with Ware, I haven’t seen it yet. Perhaps through no complete fault of his own for his opportunities, but I have not seen that spark from him.

D.J. Ware — make me finish that with a “YET” please.

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