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Postby MrTwo94 » Thu May 08, 2008 4:23 pm

I don't think anyone expects 16 games or 300 carries out of him. Both of his backups have looked good in the chances they've gotten. Which one will get the first call when he goes down?

In my opinion, this is one of the best cases to draft a backup. The running game is solid here and the starting back is injury prone. Could really help your team out along the stretch.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby logan » Thu May 08, 2008 5:30 pm

if jacobs goes down i think both ward and bradshaw will most likely both be in the mix like early on last year with ward and droughns.not really sure though at this point which one i would rather have as a potential handcuff.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby Humpback » Thu May 08, 2008 5:54 pm

If it's a dynasty/keeper, I'd go with Bradshaw easily. Jacobs is in the final year of his contract, and I believe Ward signed a 1 yr. deal as well, so Bradshaw could very well be the starter soon. For '08, I think Ward would get slightly more carries than Bradshaw if Jacobs went down (assuming Ward can stay healthy himself).
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu May 08, 2008 6:11 pm

Humpback wrote:If it's a dynasty/keeper, I'd go with Bradshaw easily. Jacobs is in the final year of his contract, and I believe Ward signed a 1 yr. deal as well, so Bradshaw could very well be the starter soon. For '08, I think Ward would get slightly more carries than Bradshaw if Jacobs went down (assuming Ward can stay healthy himself).


I agree with this. Bradshaw is a talented back. I liked him when he was at Marshall, he just didn't get any pub. He is a solid back
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby Munboy » Thu May 08, 2008 6:40 pm

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a 33.33/33.33/33.33% split. Keep all RBs healthy and fresh through the entire year. If i was forced to choose between the 3 in a fantasy draft, i'd go with Jacobs, but a 3-way split isn't completely out of question. All 3 have proven good runners behind a great Oline.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby mikus » Thu May 08, 2008 6:44 pm

Leaning Bradshaw because of the way he ended last season and b/c he is a good complement to Jacobs.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby ivesaidway2much » Thu May 08, 2008 7:31 pm

There's no way to tell right now. I think in terms of pure running skill Bradshaw is the better back, but it's not by a huge margin. Also the Giants OL run blocking is excellent, which further marginalizes the difference. And the main reason that practically every back on the Giants' roster had to get injured before Bradshaw saw any action is because he's not that great at picking up the blitz. His playing time next season will more than likely be tied to how much he improves in that area than anything else.

But if I had to guess, I'd go with Bradshaw. Especially since Ward is the most injury prone of the 3.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby Amazinz » Sat May 10, 2008 11:18 am

Bradshaw definitely needs to improve as a pass blocker. He's not as good Jacobs but he didn't seem to be a liability either. Coughlin has excelled in developing the fundamental aspects of a player's game so I would expect improvement in that area. The fumble also had a lot to do with Bradshaw's playing time early on. It's anyone's guess at this point but I fully expect Jacobs and Bradshaw to "split" the load. I think Jacobs will be the starter in name but Bradshaw will end up accumulating the most carries barring injury. It's difficult to project how Ward will fit into this offense unless there's an injury and based on what we saw last year I can't imagine Ward seeing more playing time than Bradshaw.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby moochman » Sat May 10, 2008 10:39 pm

Munboy wrote:I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a 33.33/33.33/33.33% split. Keep all RBs healthy and fresh through the entire year. If i was forced to choose between the 3 in a fantasy draft, i'd go with Jacobs, but a 3-way split isn't completely out of question. All 3 have proven good runners behind a great Oline.


Can someone call a Hampster to eat this post before some OC gets hold of the idea.
I think Bradshaw would have to get the nod based on Ward's injury history and Bradshaw's finish to the season. When they needed it most, he was there.
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Re: B. Jacobs backup? Ward or Bradshaw?

Postby Munboy » Sun May 11, 2008 12:18 am

moochman wrote:
Munboy wrote:I wouldn't be surprised at all to see a 33.33/33.33/33.33% split. Keep all RBs healthy and fresh through the entire year. If i was forced to choose between the 3 in a fantasy draft, i'd go with Jacobs, but a 3-way split isn't completely out of question. All 3 have proven good runners behind a great Oline.


Can someone call a Hampster to eat this post before some OC gets hold of the idea.
I think Bradshaw would have to get the nod based on Ward's injury history and Bradshaw's finish to the season. When they needed it most, he was there.


My posts are sure to give Hampster explosive Diarrhea so it should stay far far away. :-B

Let's not forget Droughns. He's in the mix!! And UGA washout (and supposed second coming of Walker) Danny Ware!! I'm sure they'll give Ward and Bradshaw run for their money. ;-7
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