New York Giants: Danny Ware Are You?

The New York Giants recently signed RB Danny Ware to a one year contract. It makes me wonder why? Now, Danny Ware is a New York Giant and I mean no disrespect to the man personally but when you look at the numbers, anyone with common sense would ask why. Ware is entering his 4th season in New York and his overall numbers are 88 total yards, 1 TD and 1 lost fumble. That is amazing to me because I thought it would be much more before looking into it. To be fair, Ware has been hit by the injury bug pretty frequently in his short career. He played in only one game in 2007 for 0 yards 0 TD’s and only six games in 2008 for 15 yards 0 TD’s. Last season was his most productive playing in eight games for 73 yards 1 TD 1 lost fumble. Some have said that he is a favorite of Jerry Reese and that is the only reason why he remains on the team. I’m not sure to be honest, perhaps he is just a guy who has yet to get a shot at proving what he can do on the field. As a Giants fan, I hope that is the case because I would love to see Danny performing well. But with this being his fourth season, I think the clock is running out on the fans patience. That is a valuable roster spot he occupies and if Ware doesn’t show the team and fans something this season, he will most likely be gone next year.

As of today, the Giants have 6 running backs on the roster. They are Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Danny Ware, Andre Brown, Gartrell Johnson and Jerome Johnson. By the time the regular season starts, one of these guys will be gone for sure. Will the G-men invest time and energy into pursuing another running back? I don’t know. I have not lost faith in Jacobs and Bradshaw being a powerful one-two punch in this league. I hope they are fully healthy this season and can perform at a high level, like they have in the past. I believe they will. I am also extremely excited to see what Andre Brown can do. I love Madison Hedgecock as our fullback, plowing through defensive lines and making holes for our RB’s. I hope he stays with the team for the remainder of his career.

What do you think about the current running back situation in New York?

RD –

3 Responses to New York Giants: Danny Ware Are You?

  1. Padua says:

    Pretty solid piece. Love the title, and couldn’t agree more on the issue.

    DJ “don’t call me Danny” Ware has always been a name, a promise of a serviceable RB who could possibly emerge and become a full part of this offense, something like Kevin Faulk with the Patriots…

    I even remember a lot of people affirming he was better than Ahmad Bradshaw and it was only a matter of time before he took Ahmad’s roster spot (I even wrote an article on that (

    My opinion is: if he doesn’t step up this season, get rid of the guy.

    • robdomaine says:

      I could not agree with you more on this subject. It’s not that I wish the guy any bad juju or anything but the time has come to perform, plain and simple. I’m rooting for him to do well. If he does well, then the team does well and we have another weapon.

  2. robdomaine says:

    UPDATE 04-26-10

    The depth chart is unclear beyond RB Ahmad Bradshaw. Running backs DJ Ware, Andre Brown and Gartrell Johnson will battle it out for the number three spot. I would not be surprised to see RB Andre Brown over take Ware for the third spot.

    There were no running backs taken in the 2010 NFL Draft. I agree with Jerry Reese on not taking a RB. There is a lot of talent on this team and I wouldn’t sleep on their run game if I were an opposing defense. I’m rooting for DJ Ware to have his moment and shine, I really hope it happens. If it doesn’t, then there is nothing left to say after all of these years on the team. I wish him well.

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