New York Giants

Ahmad Bradshaw Injury: Will Tiki Barber Be Giants' Savior with Bradshaw Hurt?

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 03:  Former New York Giants Tiki Barber is inducted into the Giants �Ring of Honor� during halftime of a game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 3, 2011

Tiki Barber will never return to the New York Giants as a running back regardless of what happens with current back Ahmad Bradshaw.

Bradshaw suffered a cracked bone in his left foot in a 20-17 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Bradshaw’s injury will give disgruntled RB Brandon Jacobs a chance to return to prominence in the G-Men’s backfield.

Here’s what Jacobs recently said to ESPN.

"I've got nothing positive to say. The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That's it."

Jacobs was clearly angry at his role with the team, as he only has 42 carries this season.

So, why not go out and get Tiki?

First off, Tiki is 36 years old. Also, the year after he retired, the Giants won the Super Bowl.

He was a venom to the locker room, and the Giants have no need to revisit the drama that Tiki provided. Before Twitter even came into prominence, Tiki was able to criticize head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning before retiring.

Bleacher Report's Tony Santorsa called Tiki the No. 25 Prima Donna in NFL history in this list.

 


Eli had this to say about Tiki’s criticism:

"It's just one of those deals. I'm not going to lose any sleep about what Tiki has to say. I guess I could have questioned his leadership skills last year with calling out the coach and having articles about him retiring in the middle of the season, and he's lost the heart [to play].”

Eli and Tiki are clearly far from friends, and with all the hoopla surrounding Jacobs already, it’s hard to believe the Giants would want to invite more trash talk to the locker room.

There’s no way Coughlin and Eli, the team’s two most publicized figures, would ever sign off on this.

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