It’s A Brutal Business

The Giants cut Ahmad Bradshaw yesterday because they didn’t want to take on the risk that Bradshaw’s surgically-repaired feet would give out. Bradshaw is 26-years old. I can’t fault the Giants for this move, just like I couldn’t fault them for releasing Brandon Jacobs last offseason. But just like then, I am bummed out to see Bradshaw leave.

It seems appropriate to talk of Bradshaw and Jacobs together because they were unheralded draft picks and at their best they were a lethal 1-2 punch out of the backfield. Bradshaw was the 250th pick of the 2007 draft. He was part of a class that Mel Kiper gave a C-minus, but the Giants would not have won the Super Bowl without them.

But look at that list of players from the 2007 Draft. After six seasons, only Zak DeOssie remains on the Giants roster. That’s how brutal the turnover in the NFL is. College Football fans were aware that yesterday was signing day. Lost in all the hype and hoopla over where each of the Top-100 picks went to school is the fact that for most of them it won’t get any better than this. The names that fans are salivating over now will be long forgotten in four years when the NFL comes calling. David Wilson is now on top of the Giants depth chart. How many years will he last in that spot?


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  • blmeanie  On February 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

    was he making a decent amount, maybe the cut was to resign him for less given the injuries?

  • Mitchell  On February 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

    This may wind up being a back field that features lightweights only. Interesting to see how it plays out when it’s 2nd a goal from the 3 yard line. .

    • nysportsfanatic  On February 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Isn’t amazing that “Giants Football” in this day and age calls for a pass in the situation you wondered about? These are not the Giants of the 80’s and 90’s.

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