Allen Bradford Says He’s Got Old-School StyleMay 4th, 2011
Joe always loves hearing a young player reference the history of the NFL.
You’ve got to really love the game if you’re a 22-year-old running back and you compare yourself to two of the old-time greats.
Bucs sixth-round pick Allen Bradford, the 5-11, 240-pound manbeast out of Southern Cal, was asked today on WDAE-AM 620 what current NFL running back he most resembles in style. Bradford paused, then said he doesn’t compare himself to any modern backs. He said his style is more like Herschel Walker and Jim Brown, and he’s learned to run and protect his knees.
Joe thought that was very cool.
“I like to attack than be attacked,” Bradford said.
What wasn’t too cool was Joe doing some research on Bradford and learning that he’s got a history of injuries.
But Bradford says he’s healthy and hearty — 9 percent body fat — and ready to show fans why he was given the nickname “monster.”