[QUOTE=Raider9175;4360419]Ahmad Bradshaw was real lucky too. HE was very close to losing a couple of those footballs. Fumbled once and it could have cost his team a championship.(if they didn't get lucky and recover it)[/QUOTE]
Every team that has ever won a championship gets breaks along the way; it's part of the process in coming out on top. Good/lucky things happened to the Jets to help get them to the two AFC Championship Games in the previous two seasons, but ultimately it was the excellent play of the team that got them there. Same for Ahmad and the Giants; they got hot when it counts (as they did 4 years ago) and therefore Eli, Bradshaw & company are sporting a 2nd Super Bowl ring around town. Ahmad is recognized by his teammates for his grit on the field, driving for extra yardage gets him in trouble with fumbles. During that last drive I kept saying "Please don't fumble, Ahmad, please don't fumble"! Ultimately he made a poor decision to score the TD but it worked out in the end.
[QUOTE=Dimitri_0515;4344954]He's not that great. He's above average at best.[/QUOTE]
[U][B]So say a few NFL analysts[/B][/U]:
Jordan Schultz, Huffington Post: "Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been stellar throwing the ball downfield this season, but much of his success can be traced to the re-emergence of running back Ahmad Bradshaw as the physically imposing and effective runner from last season."
"Bradshaw is a diminutive but fierce runner who excels between the tackles. Through the first three games of the postseason, Bradshaw has averaged 4.3 yards per carry, well over his regular-season average of 3.9. As a result, Manning has been extra comfortable in his drops."
From SI.com: "Brandon Jacobs played well in Bradshaw's stead [missed four games] ... but the Giants' offense is a much different, much more dynamic animal when Bradshaw and [receiver Hakeem] Nicks are in the lineup. We've seen just how good New York can be this postseason with those two back healthy."
And so on. SI's analysis also noted Bradshaw's versatility, showing on video one play in the regular-season Giants-Patriots game in which he took out an onrushing Vince Wilfork, then slipped out to catch a 7-yard pass.