Report: Ahmad Bradshaw Unhappy With Giants’ Pass-Happy Play Calling

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Is there trouble brewing in Big Blue land?

Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride appeared slightly critical on Thursday when assessing the team’s signing of wide receiver Brandon Stokley.

Then running back Ahmad Bradshaw returned the favor — right back at Gilbride.

According to the New York Post, when Bradshaw was asked about the offensive play calling in Sunday’s 28-14 loss to Washington, the veteran “waved his hand in disgust.”

“I don’t want to see nothing like that,” Bradshaw said of New York’s seven rushing plays in the second half. “We love to run the ball, and I think we have the best backs in the league.”

Bradshaw carried the ball six times to Brandon Jacobs’ one.

Jacobs, normally the fiery one, has just a single thing on his mind.

“I just want to win,” Jacobs told The Post. “Six carries or 26 carries, it doesn’t matter.”

The Giants ran the ball 20 times against the Redskins. Bradshaw said if the backfield’s workload increases, good things will happen.

“Just being a running back, we know what we can do with the ball in our hands,” he said. “We know how much it opens the offense up, and it’s a lot better to go with second-and-5 after a run than having to throw when it’s second-and-10.”

For now, Bradshaw — and Giants fans — will have to wait and see how Gilbride runs New York’s offense Monday night against the Rams.

Do you agree that the Giants need to run the ball more often? Sound off in the comments below…


One Comment

  1. Laura says:

    His name should be Kevin Killdrive

  2. White Mike says:

    HAHAHAH… Giants suck. You’re right Eli is a good quarterback just like this High School quarterback I saw last week. Eli will go down in history as the most over-rated quarterback ever in the NFL with a fluke superbowl win…… What a joke. Rolle is a joke and a sore loser… GO REDSKINS!!!!!!

  3. BleacherCreature26 says:

    Lets be honest – Jerry Reese’s offseason was an abomination to man kind. I mean you gotta be kidding me. The Jets were signing big-time players left and right while we didnt do ANYTHING.
    The truth is that Eli is a good quarterback, while Nicks and Manningham are a good start to the receiving core. However, without a big-time veteran threat downfield, the G-men MUST RUN THE FOOTBALL.
    This is the Northeast. This is New York. We run the ball hard up the gut with jacobs, and then let bradshaw go to work on the tired defense.

  4. JT says:

    Thanks to management not replacing Boss or Smith with at least one serious receiving threat, the Giants have only 2 solid receivers this season: Nicks and Manningham. That’s just not enough for a strong passing offense. Meanwhile, they have Bradshaw and Jacobs, perhaps the best running combo in the NFL. RUN THE BALL A LOT, GILBRIDE. But no stupid backfield toss plays. They don’t work.

  5. Jose Garcia says:

    Kevin Gilbride should have been fired along time ago. Yes the Giant Statisticly have good offensive numbers but we never seem to have a good flow in play calling. Either we are too predictable or the play falls short of the first down.

  6. KPMc says:

    Everyone seems to know what wins football games in the northeast… except Kevin Gilbride.

    Can’t believe I am agreeing with a disgruntled player over a coach but Bradshaw is right. Gilbride has been mismanaging the offense, specifically the play calling and pass-run ratio, for way too long.

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