Ahmad Bradshaw Drives A Truck
Just ask Carolina Panther Chris Gamble, who saw Bradshaw’s truck up close and personally in the Meadowlands last night. It was a fun game with an exciting finish — especially for John Gruden — but ultimately, not a lot of questions were answered, especially about the New York Giants retooled passing game. Eli Manning attempted only three passes ,however, and two of which were caught (Brandon Jacobs and Domenik Hixon). While the absence of Plaxico Burress will obviously be felt, the Giants running game continues to be the strength of the offense. Both Jacobs and Bradshaw had effective evenings and if their new-look passing game can at least keep defenses honest, the Giants should have decent offensive success this season.
And with Osi Umenyiora returning, the Giants defense will, in all likelihood, be even better.
As for the Panthers, there are still a lot of questions with the quarterback position. Jake Delhomme needs a bounce-back season after the way he finished the 2008 campaign, not to mention his average 15-12 touchdown-to-interception ratio. When you consider the amount of offensive talent the Panthers have, a good season from Delhomme — or any quarterback on their roster — would, once again, make Carolina a legitimate Super Bowl threat .