How Will the Giants Fair Without New York Derrick Ward?


Published: May 3, 2009


... running backs to have 1000 yard seasons since Warrick Dunn and Michael Vick did it in 2006.

This year though, the New York Giant’s no longer have Derrick Ward. He is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and the Giant’s are hoping one of their other backs can take the load.

Derrick Ward was a great change of pace back for the Giants and with his departure the Giants lose 182 carries, 1025 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 41 receptions, 384 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdowns.  Derrick Ward helped the Giants to the playoffs and his contributions to the team will be hard to replace in this upcoming season.

The Giants still have returning power-back Brandon Jacobs, but they have to replace Derrick Ward as the change of pace back. Ahmad Bradshaw seems like the obvious choice to fill the spot, but they can also look at rookie Andre Brown who is a very similar back to Ward.

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