- 01/21/2008, 09:00AM ET
cubbiesWS08 said 01/21, 09:23 AM
I believe that obviously both of these guys are good, this is the NFL so they must have talent... however Ahmad Bradshaw is a power scat back, if that exists. he can break tackles and also outrun most people in this league. he is quite possibly one of the better up and coming backs in this league. Have said that, i would take Brandon Jacobs. He is a proven back that you can hand off to 25-30 times per game and not worry about injury. He is a load to take down, just ask charles woodson about that. He has speed and strength and this year he had the stats to back him up, in 11 games this year he had 202 carries, 1009 yards which is 5.0 ypc. in the playoffs he had a few big touchdowns inside the redzone. I take the BJ
Lifer: Metallica Sucks! said 01/21, 09:32 AM
First off, there has to be a better way of shortening Jacob's name without saying BJ.
Secondly, I believe that Bradshaw is a better choice. I'd rather have him for a few reasons. This was supposed to be Brandon Jacob's first full year as a starter, and unlike what you said ("not worry about injury"), he only played in 11 games this year. He is also a very one-dimensional RB: He is big, and can pound through players, but isn't very quick or elusive. Watching the NFC Championship last night, he was at his best when he just ran as hard as he could, and at his worst when he tried to juke, or out-maneuver the defender(s).
As you said, Bradshaw is multi-talented. He can break the tackles but is still fast and elusive. He is also younger (Jacobs is a 3rd year vet, Bradshaw is a rookie), and has more upside. Jacobs is a good guy to have if you want to grind out tough yardage and get those yards after contact, but Bradshaw is a guy that can still do that but also break out on big plays. From what I've seen in the playoffs, he seems to find the hole better, too.
Jacobs also had 5 fumbles, and 4 lost, both of which are good for 4th-highest in the NFL, despite Jacobs only playing 11 games.
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