What went right: Bradshaw played in just six games this season. In that time, he had 31 carries for 85 yards. He also had 10 receptions for 64 yards and three touchdowns. Bradshaw was a huge part of the passing game in 2014, and is an incredibly versatile back…who is extremely injury prone. Bradshaw’s usage never really seemed to improve through his six games, and his snaps seemed completely random almost as if the coaches would forget he was on the roster.
What went wrong: Another season, another ending on injured reserve, making it three in a row. This time it was for a fractured wrist. It’s tough to say how much more effective Bradshaw would have been if he’d stayed healthy (which is the story of his career). Bradshaw is always going to be a “what could have been player” who is just extremely unlucky. He almost ranks up there with Bob Sanders in terms of effectiveness-to-injury ratios.
Offseason expectations: I highly doubt the Colts will bring Bradshaw back after a third straight trip to IR. This might change if they have an injury mid-season though. The Colts have to find a running back in the draft or free agency who is effective as a receiver. That has been such a big part of the team’s effectiveness in the red zone and as a check down option.
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