One last blog post in this late-morning flurry before I pack the car and head back to Albany:
How about Ahmad Bradshaw?
I think we cleared up any doubt that he’s the starting running back because, well, he was the starting running back. But he also had a 51-yard catch and run that set up a field goal (and a near decapitation of the quarterback) in the second quarter. It was during that run that Bradshaw made a move on Jim Leonhard along the right sideline that he probably wouldn’t have been able to make a year ago when he was playing with broken bones in both of his feet and an ankle injury.
“I feel good out there,” Bradshaw said. “The trainers did a good job this offseason to get me healthy and get me ready for this opportunity. I’m just trying to take advantage of it.”
Bradshaw had three carries for –1 yards, but he also had two receptions for 58 yards. And that one move on Leonhard that let the world know he’s back.
“I don’t know how he did that,” Brandon Jacobs said of the stop-and-cut move. “He had this much room on the sideline, I don’t know how he did it. He’s talented. That’s how you do things like that.
“He’s feeling good, I’m feeling good, the sky’s the limit for our group,” Jacobs added.
Bradshaw feels the same way, especially with his new feet.
“It helped me tremendously, 100 percent,” he said of the surgeries. “I just didn’t feel like myself the past couple of years. As of right now, I feel pretty much unstoppable.”