Friday, August 31, 2012

DJ Ware

As I speculated a while ago, the Giants cut DJ Ware and are keeping Andre Brown and Da'Rel Scott as the 3rd and 4th RBs behind Bradshaw and Wilson. We got a hint in the recent preseason game, when Brown was the lead horse in the 3rd quarter of the game getting all the carries and Scott carried the ball in the 4th quarter, with Ware barely seeing the field. If one of the RBs had done poorly in those auditions, I guess it's possible that Ware would have stuck, but both looked good. They both have a higher upside and more speed than Ware, while Brown has the additional attribute of being the most physical RB on the team. That physical presence might be a desired quality at some point in the season with the departure of Brandon Jacobs from the team this year.

Ware was one of 14 players still on the team that had been on the 2007 Super Bowl team..... now down to 13 with his departure. The others are: Boothe, Blackburn, Bradshaw, Carr, DeOssie, Diehl, Hixon, Kiwanuka, Manning, Tynes, Tuck, Umenyiora, Webster. Others in that category who departed just this year are Brandon Jacobs and Aaron Ross.

Some trivia questions:
Q: Name the only family that has two members that have won Super Bowl rings for the same franchise
A: DeOssie family: Steve (Giants 1990) and Zak (Giants 2007 and 2011)

Q: Name the only family that has won a Super Bowl ring and an Olympic gold medal.
A: Ross family:  Aaron (Giants 2007 and 2011) and wife Sanya Richards (London 2012 games, 400 meters)

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