Ahmad Bradshaw has been the New York Giants running game for a while now. He’s has gone through numerous foot surgeries, even playing with a broken foot. He always gives his all and still the rock solid number one back in the Giants stable. Last Sunday, Bradshaw was seen in a heated exchange with Tom Coughlin and Victor Cruz. He’s a competitor and Bradshaw spoke with Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN Radio New York about these issues.
On if he would upset if the Giants would give other players a contract before him:
“I’m sure, mentally. I’m sure it could. Just the things Hakeem’s done for this team — how much he’s given, not only injuries but just different things that he’s dealt with this team in the past. … He’s given it everything he can towards his football game and towards this team to try to help us every week he can. I’m sure that would hurt him mentally, but Hakeem’s strong. I’m sure he can deal with it. It would be devastating for me just to see one of those guys go. Hopefully we can get something done.”
What happened on the sideline was he upset?
“No, I’m never angry, man. It’s just all competitiveness with me. I just hate to lose and I like to win. It was just that time of the game — everybody’s emotions going everywhere and, like you said, after that touchdown, we didn’t know how it was gonna end. Everybody just wanted to win. And with this team, we love the game. We have a lot of emotions and they’re mixed.”
“We have a relationship where we just try to make each other better either way. And we talked back when he first came in the league and I actually took him to training camp and drove him up. I told him, ‘You have to impress everybody — all the coaches, the whole staff, the organization — to be a big part of this team, this offense.’ And that’s what he’s been doing since Day One. We just want to make everybody better, and that’s what that slap was, just a c’mon slap. And he took it that way, and I did, too.”