Sep 20, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) runs the ball while being pursued by Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards (92) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Giants, Backfield Controversy?


With the recent injury to Ahmad Bradshaw and the emergence of Andre Brown, there seems to be some debate among Giants fans as to who should start Sunday night against the Eagles. I have to admit that the question has crossed my mind as well, but here is my logical thoughts on the issue.

Brown did a wonderful job in relief of the injured Bradshaw. He had a 100+ yard game and 2 TDs in what was maybe the easiest win in two years. But here is the thing, you can’t have a player lose his starting job do to injury. You have to start Bradshaw, period. He is the proven RB and has come through for us in the past. You cannot judge Andre Brown on two games. He has been on 5 teams in 3 years, I don’t pretend to know more about a great RB than a NFL coach or scout. There must have been a reason for that. Yes he is the hot hand and will get his share of carries, what that share is will depend on how both backs are producing. If Ahmad gets bottled up in the backfield than you bring Brown in for a few carries.

The bottom line on this topic is,  that as a Giant fan I am thrilled that we may have found a diamond in the rough but we seem to have certainly found a second back to spell our starter and be productive. Bradshaw is not the type of Back that you can give 35 carries to and expect him to last a season. So, its not about who the starting RB is, its about having a two headed monster behind Eli to provide more of a reason to be confident that the G-Men can get back to the playoffs and make a post season run.

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  • Dan Long

    “But here is the thing, you can’t have a player lose his starting job do to injury.”

    – Tell that to Wally Pipp. (And it’s “due,” not “do.”)