Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/25/12

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 check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chancellor officially holding out of training camp

Cardinals' Jen Welter is 'tired of hearing about Tom Brady's balls'

Sandoval downplays talk about weight, conditioning, defense

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

Five most overrated teams in the CFB preseason coaches’ poll

Padres manager pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’

Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Jerry Jones supports Joseph Randle as Cowboys’ starting RB

Dallas Cowboys place Darren McFadden on PUP list

Sacramento Kings expected to make Lieberman NBA’s second female coach

Is Julius Randle a star?

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

'Miracle on Ice' goalie selling Olympic gear for $5.7 million

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Examining the state of the NFL

Steelers players: Who is Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

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.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Examining the state of the NFL

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker