Ahmad Bradshaw doesn't want Giants to get away from run
Ahmad Bradshaw doesn’t want to watch the New York Giants get away from the run again.
That’s what happened in the second half of their season-opening loss at Washington. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride called only seven running plays in the second half and Bradshaw was ticked because the game was close through the fourth quarter.
“I don’t want to see nothing like that,” Bradshaw said, according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post. “We love to run the ball, and I think we have the best backs in the league.”
The Giants didn’t exactly move the ball all over the Redskins with Eli Manning, and Washington was without its top safety LaRon Landry. But Gilbride explained the Redskins made second-half adjustments with a safety in the box to limit the run.
“We ran the ball early and we established it, and kind of got away from it,” Bradshaw said. “The defense saw that we ran the ball early, and they were more in tune with stopping the run than the pass.
“Just being a running back, we know what we can do with the ball in our hands. We know how much it opens the offense up, and it’s a lot better to go with second-and-5 after a run than having to throw when it’s second-and-10.”
We’ll see what kind of play calling the Giants come out with Monday night when they face the St. Louis Rams.
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