Slowed Brandon Jacobs moans as Ahmad Bradshaw runs wild for Giants.
The latest dazzling performance by Bradshaw, who leads the Giants with 375 yards on 58 carries (compared to 355 yards on 100 carries for Jacobs) came Sunday in a 44-7 rout of the Raiders. Bradshaw, despite being unable to practice most of the week because of a boot on his sprained right ankle, rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He also caught a short screen pass and turned it into a 54-yard play.
And he did that while Jacobs continued to show a startling lack of power, gaining 67 yards on 21carries. Even he admitted, in an interview with ESPN Radio on Monday, that "frustration is upon me" because of a 3.5 yards per carry average that is far below the 5.0 he averaged in each of the last two years.
While Jacobs is trying to figure out what he's supposed to be, Bradshaw is busy showing what he can be. Heading into the Giants' showdown in New Orleans on Sunday, he's still their No.2 back. He's also yet to carry more than 14 times in a game this season or more than 17 times in a game in his three-year career.
But he's making a case for more.
"We'll see how that goes," Tom Coughlin said. "We do have issues since he practices basically once a week. But they are trying to do a little bit more than that. We feel like there is a chance to give him some more snaps, but we'll see just how that distribution goes."