What Happened to the Giants’ Power Running Attack

Posted: 29th December 2009 by David Glazer in NFL
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In 2008, the Giants were a devastating running team. Both Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward ran for over 1,000 yards.á Even the loss of Ward to free agency did not appear to be a problem since Ward's backup, Ahmad Bradshaw led the team in rushing during the playoffs in the 2007 Super Bowl run. For 2009, the Giants boasted the return of all five starters from that 2008 team.á That line had two Pro Bowlers and could have had all five. The line was relatively young and had two straight years of playing together. So what happened?!?!? The departure of Plaxico Burress happened, but not in the way that most people think. The young corps of wide receivers has been better than anyone could have expected this year. Steve Smith is having a Pro Bowl-type year, while Hakeem Nicks is showing everyone w ...

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