Now Is the Time For David Wilson
The New York Giants should not be wasting any time going forward with players who have the potential to be a bright spot for them. One of those bright spots is RB David Wilson. Wilson was put in head coach Tom Coughlin’s dog house after fumbling on his very first carry of his career. Coughlin wasn’t in the mood to have a rookie turn the ball over over the course of the season and it become a problem.
Now it’s time for Coughlin to hand the starting running back job to Wilson. Wilson is a guy who’s capable of carrying the ball roughly 17 to 20 times, while RB Ahmad Bradshaw and RB Andre Brown can get some carries. The Giants went with a three-man rushing attack back in the 2008 season, and it resulted in two of their running backs gaining over 1,000 rushing yards.
That may not be the case anymore because the Giants’ offensive line isn’t as strong as they were back in the 2008 season. However, they do need to have the ball in the hands of play-makers and Wilson’s speed makes him a play-maker. Wilson has also proven he is a solid between-the-tackles running back, unlike Tennessee Titans’ RB Chris Johnson.
This shouldn’t be a hard decision for Coughlin either. Bradshaw has dealt with chronic foot problems for a couple of seasons now, so his time in the NFL altogether may be limited. It is definitely time to reduce his carries and let the younger and more explosive Wilson improve the running game.
Wilson can instantly make a difference for an offense that was wildly inconsistent. The Giants scored over 40 points four times this past season, but also scored under 20 points six times. Wilson can bring balance again and help out QB Eli Manning. It has been pretty obvious that opposing defenses didn’t care about the run and were only worried about taking away Manning’s options down the field.
Wilson is the kind of player to change all of that.