To continue the look back at 2012 for the New York Giants, let’s take a look back at the season for running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw played his highest number of games since 2010. He missed only two games this year with injury. Yes, Bradshaw has a bit of an injury history and he doesn’t practice very much, however, he shows at times that he doesn’t really need to practice all that much to be effective. Bradshaw broke 1,000 yards for only the second time in his career and raised his yards per carry almost a full yard from 2011. Let’s break down 2012.
2012 stats: 221 carries, 1,015 yards, six touchdowns, 23 receptions for 245 yards and no touchdowns
2012 game of the year: His perforamce against the Cleveland Browns in week 4. Bradshaw ran the ball 30 times for 200 yards and a touchdown and added 29 more yards receiving
Where 2012 went wrong: Only having four 100 yard rushing games and not having one from October 14 until early December. Part of that is injury and part of it is the offensive line, however the Giants need more from all of their backs too not just Bradshaw.
2013 outlook: Bradshaw had some interesting comments upon the season ending, talking about how he hopes to be back and that you never know who is. Bradshaw stands to make about $4 million this year. I can’t see him not being back with the club. The Giants like to use multiple backs and even though Bradshaw is a bit injury prone, it doesn’t mean he can’t be an effective player. I would say look for another 1,000 plus yard season for him in 2013.