NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed
I’ve been concentrating so much on the “Draft” portion on this site recently, I’ve almost neglected the “NEPatriots” portion.
Well, that’s all going to change in the next few days because I am going to get myself and everyone else completely prepped for Super Bowl XLVI.
Today I’m going to break down the offensive positions for these two teams as explicitly as possible.
Patriots: Tom Brady
Giants: Eli Manning
Tom Brady is among the best two or three QBs of all time and Eli Manning is only considered “Eli-te” by one out of every 32 fan bases in the NFL.
Patriots: Brian Hoyer
Giants: David Carr
One QB was the first overall pick in the 2002 draft, and the other went undrafted. One QB has 79 career starts and one has zero. One QB has 2,264 career passing attempts and the other has 43 career passing attempts. What does this all mean? Sometimes things don’t make any sense.
BELLCOW RUNNING BACK
Patriots: BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Giants: Ahmad Bradshaw
I love the Lawfirm, and his firm anti-fumbling stance is one of the greatest things you could want from a running back, but Ahmad Bradshaw is the far more dangerous, explosive player. Before the AFC Championship game, Green-Ellis hadn’t averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry since Week 11 against the Chiefs.
THIRD DOWN BACK
Patriots: Danny Woodhead
Giants: Danny Ware
Who ever would have known that Woodhead would become such an important player for the Patriots when he was brought over from the Jets? I think we all expected him to come in for one week, help with the game plan and be shipped out on his way. Well, now he’s one of the most important pieces in the Patriots no huddle attack.
RUNNING BACK DEPTH
Patriots: Kevin Faulk, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, (Aaron Hernandez)
Giants: Brandon Jacobs, Da’Rel Scott
This one is pretty close, I’m assuming Ridley will be active this week after not suiting up against the Ravens. Although Hernandez’ inclusion almost turned the tide for me between Jacobs’ slight resurgence this year and the fact that Ridley’s fumbling problems kept him out against the Ravens…
Patriots: Lousaka Polite
Giants: Henry Hynoski
To be honest, I’m not really sure why the Patriots even have a fullback on their roster.
Click on Page 2 for the receivers, offensive line, and more.