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Giants forced to choose between RBs?

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08:01 AM ET 07.22 | In theory, Ahmad Bradshaw's first option is to return to the Giants, but there's something about the bottom line that plays havoc with theories. "I love New York and I give them the upper hand. But it is all about business. I take it very seriously where I want to be. I love New York and would love to stay there but then the money factor comes in." Ah, the "money factor". That could be huge, especially if the Giants are in as much cap trouble as they seem to be at the moment. ... Because of that, the Giants may be faced with an either-or scenario -- either they cut Jacobs (or his salary) and bring Bradshaw back, or keep Jacobs and watch Bradshaw go somewhere else.

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July 22, 2011  08:10 AM ET

I think I would be more worried about Eli's consistency!

July 22, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Eli's consistency is less of an issue with a strong running game.

July 22, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Jacobs is built like a mack truck... but I'd let him go. Bradshaw is the better runningback. Their defense got loads better with drafting Prince so not sure they'll need too much offense to win games this year anyways.

July 22, 2011  08:22 AM ET

With all this RB trouble, Tiki says he is most available and wouldn't stab TOO many team mates in the back if he could get a few mil.

July 22, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Giants did not address the issue of their aging O-line in the draft, and unless they do it in free agency, it might not matter which RB they keep.

July 22, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE:

From AL, you said something that makes sense.

I'm not from AL; I only work here.

July 22, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Bradshaw is the better running back. I give Jacobs another 2 years in the NFL.

July 22, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Bradshaw is the better running back. I give Jacobs another 2 years in the NFL.

Agreed, Bradshaw had a very good season last year. Giants could try to go with him and a good blocking fullback, if it comes down to the necessity of keeping only one high priced RB.

July 22, 2011  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Eli's consistency is less of an issue with a strong running game.

No. Eli sucks!

July 22, 2011  09:17 AM ET

The Giants should keep both. Jacobs is made for the goal line now.

July 22, 2011  09:25 AM ET

They get to choose from big slow, and a guy that has fumbleitis. Nice.....

July 22, 2011  09:28 AM ET

Damn.. a story about a business that has to make personnel decisions due to payroll problems, must be a first for America

July 22, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Giants should keep both. Jacobs is made for the goal line now.

Maybe but Bradshaw is actually a better short yardage guy than Jacobs. It seems even at the goal line some qucikness off the ball is key. Ahmad is the better option.

July 22, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

They get to choose from big slow, and a guy that has fumbleitis. Nice.....

HA! The Giants Suck.

July 22, 2011  09:57 AM ET

The thing that made Jacobs such a good runner early on was that he was fast for a big back. He could get to the corner and then steamroll the smaller CBs and safeties. Ankle injuries slowed him down and also made it harder for him to make cuts.

July 22, 2011  10:02 AM ET

I don't think they (the Giants) are going to lose much sleep over it.

As others have already said - at this stage - Bradshaw is a much better back.

July 22, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think I would be more worried about Eli's consistency!

Eli's consistency has always been a crap-shoot. At this point in his career, you get what you get...for better, or worse.

At least they have some control over which back they keep.

July 22, 2011  11:52 AM ET

Eagles fan so I want either or both to go....but if I were the Giants I'd try to find a way to make it work to keep both if I could

July 22, 2011  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

The thing that made Jacobs such a good runner early on was that he was fast for a big back. He could get to the corner and then steamroll the smaller CBs and safeties. Ankle injuries slowed him down and also made it harder for him to make cuts.

Right. on. the. money...

People think he is some kind of "big bruiser"... not until he gets to the second level. He's been horrible on 3 and 1 his whole career.

 
July 22, 2011  02:42 PM ET

Tough choice, but here is a list of all the FA running backs that will be out there. Some very good ones.

http://www.footballsfuture.com/2011/fa/rb.html

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