An impressive note about running backs on the Giants:
In 2006, Barber ran 327 times for 1,662 yards, an average of 5.1 yards per pop. During the 2007 season, the combination of Jacobs, Ward, and Bradshaw accrued 350 carries and 1,801 rushing yards, also averaging 5.1 yards per pop. Barber's cap hit in 2006 was just under $7.5 million. The three-headed hydra in 2007 came in right around $1.75 million, delivering 100 percent of the performance for 23.3 percent of the cost.
But the best point of all:
Success should never preclude self-analysis and improvement, and as good as the Giants are at some aspects of player development and valuation, they've placed a value on veteran running backs that doesn't remotely match the reality of how those players produce.
Anyway, this article is worth a read (link here). This guy writes good stuff.
--- Stag Staff