We were lucky enough to have the chance to interview the Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw! He took some time out of his busy schedule to talk football with us. Here’s what he had to say:
GiantsGab: What’s the latest you’re hearing on the lockout?
Ahmad Bradshaw:There’s been talks going on, between the two parties, something good will come out of it, hopefully. They’re trying to get something done around the 15th, they’re really pushing to get something done before then, so we can get training camp started.
GG: How has it affected your training?
AB: Well, it’s tough, around this time we normally come together. We’ll see the outcome of it.
GG: You’ve battled injuries seemingly your whole career. How are you feeling, and what do you plan to do to stay healthy?
AB:I’m doing a great job of just maintaing myself right now, taking care of my injuries, keep them treated, keep them healthy. It’s a tough game, a lot can go on, just have to try to maintain, and last the whole season.
GG: Last season was disappointing. What went wrong? What changes are you going to make?
AB:We have the weapons to be an elite team, we have to come together, get ready for training camp, prepare for the season
GG: Describe your relationship with Brandon Jacobs
AB: Brandon’s like a big brother to me, since the first time I stepped into Giants Stadium. I don’t mind sharing the load, he’s a big guy, and we’re going to come in and run around people. There’s no controversy between us.
GG: Giants drafted Da’Rel Scott in the 7th round. Have you had a chance to talk with him and if so what did you say?
AB: With the Giants, it takes a long time to get used to the playbook, all the different plays and schemes, just get used to all the different running schemes, protections, verbage, that’s the hardest thing when you first come in as a rookie. In my first year, it took me all of summer, mini-camp, OTA’s, the whole year until the Buffalo game, the championship to really know it.
GG: What are your expectations for next season?
AB: It’s going to be one of the biggest years of my life, I’m a free agent, I want to come back to the Giants, but if it’s not the Giants, I’m a durable, strong back, who can produce.