Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Giants rushing attack has seen a rebirth over the last two weeks. Despite finishing last in the NFL in rushing in 2011, Big Blue has relied heavily on their ground game over the last two contests. Third-year product out of N.C. State Andre Brown has provided a spark to the team's offense. However, today we learned Ahmad Bradshaw will be making his return against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week four.

Before injuring his neck against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bradshaw was averaging 4.6 yards per carry. With that, he never had the opportunity to play behind the Giants revamped offensive line, a unit that appears rejuvenated after the injury to David Diehl. Although Bradshaw is still listed as questionable for Sunday night's divisional bout, it appears as if the six-year veteran thoroughly believes he will be on the field.

"You can guarantee it, man," Bradshaw said. "You can guarantee I'll be out there fighting with my team."

The issue now isn't whether Bradshaw will play, but more how he will be re-integrated into the offense. Andre Brown has played well in Bradshaw's absence, rushing for 184 yards on just 33 carries, including three touchdowns.

Brown has clearly showcased his ability during his limited opportunity. However, it appears as if the Giants are planning on using Ahmad Bradshaw as the starting running back against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"Coach Coughlin knows what I can do. And so do I," Bradshaw said. "I just tell him every game, 'Just give me the ball and I'll make it happen.' He hasn't told me anything role-wise. I still have the same role I've had since I got hurt, since the start. There's no difference even though Andre had a great game last week. It's no difference with the gameplan and with me."

The Giants have a tough balancing act to carry out this Sunday. While the team clearly still believes Ahmad Bradshaw is their best option at running back, Andre Brown and David Wilson need their carries as well. Wilson needs to garner all the experience he can as he begins to transition into becoming the Giants running back of the future.

With that, Andre Brown's physical, down hill running style compliments Bradshaw's finesse game, so there's no reason the two can't coexist. For Brown, it's more about keeping up his solid production over the last two games.

"I don't expect anything different," Bradshaw said. "Andre's a great back and when I [saw] him against the Panthers, he helped out our team a whole lot and I expect him to get his carries and to help me out as much as possible. I don't know the gameplan with the Giants with me and Andre yet, but so far it's just the same."

Ahmad Bradshaw is a veteran who will get the opportunity to keep his job in the midst of stellar play from a young, physical Andre Brown. Bradshaw has looked good when healthy this season, so look for this story to stay interesting as the year progresses.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

Also…

  • Be sure to like Giants 101 on Facebook, follow Giants 101 on Twitter & +1 Giants 101 on Google+
  • Check out the latest line of GMEN shirts, including the new pink version which supports the fight against Breast Cancer
  • Listen to Gameface with The Frattman every Sunday morning at 9 AM EST on 940 ESPN Radio

Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jim Kelly's nephew arrested after threatening to shoot up bar

Jets call themselves the best 3-12 team in NFL history

Cam Newton calls out 'classless' Panthers fans

Report: 49ers to part ways with Harbaugh after season finale

Brad Stevens shoots down rumors he's headed to Hoosiers

Jameis Winston cleared in code of conduct case

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Sherman: Patrick Peterson would be benched on Seahawks

Fans struck by lightning after Buccaneers-Packers game

Report: Philip Rivers playing through painful back injury

Report: Bears could have interest in Jim Harbaugh

Report: Shanahan interested in coaching next season

Report: Michigan has its eye on several NFL coaches

WATCH: Lynch ‘thanks the media for asking’ questions

10 takeaways from NFL Week 16

Tony Romo leads Dallas Cowboys to NFC East title

Ole Miss QB arrested after fighting, threatening bouncers

WATCH: Marshawn Lynch's ridiculous TD run

WATCH: Steelers' Gay draws flag for taunting teammate

WATCH: Three players ejected after Giants-Rams fight

WATCH: Dominic Raiola stomps on Bears player's ankle

WATCH: Arian Foster throws TD pass, drops scoreboard taunt

WATCH: Johnny Manziel leaves with injury after taking big hit

NHL has warned 22 players about diving

Nick Mangold wears NYDP hat to honor fallen officers

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Jets claim to be best 3-12 team ever

10 takeaways from NFL Week 16

Cam Newton calls out 'classless' Panthers fans

Raiola stomps on Bears player's ankle

Bears interested in Jim Harbaugh?

Shanahan to return to 2015?

Browns interested in drafting Mariota?

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.