What remains to be seen is how many carries will be divided up between Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. Jacobs, the longtime starter, has watched his good friend curiously receive the first carry in many of the practices in camp.
"I have no idea," Jacobs said of why Bradshaw has been getting the first snap. "I don't know the reason, I really don't know anything about it. I'm just out here to try and help us win. No matter who gets the first carry or what, I'm still there and I'm not dead, so we still have a chance to win it."
After watching all of their running backs suffer injuries last year, the Giants want to revive their rushing attack and Jacobs will have to put the power back in their power ground game.
But the Giants also say they will utilize more than just Jacobs and Bradshaw. Backups D.J. Ware and Andre Brown -- both coming off their own surgeries last year -- could see snaps on third downs as the Giants look toward duplicating the success the defending champion Saints had with a three-back rotation last season with Pierre Thomas, Mike Bell and Reggie Bush.
Tom Coughlin urged reporters not to read into who is getting the first carry as an indication of how the depth chart stands. Running backs coach Jerald Ingram said there will be plenty of situational action for his backs.
This story is gaining a lot of momentum over the last few weeks. From a fantasy standpoint, it'd be great to see one of these guys get a starting gig and a majority of carries. But right now, it looks like more of the same, neither back being a great fantasy options outside of a flex start.