For the most part, I love candidness from professional athletes. New York Giants‘ safety Antrel Rolle was extremely candid in a recent radio interview when the topic of David Wilson came up. The young running back of course experienced a terrible start to his 2013 season on Sunday night, when he coughed the football up on two separate occasions. In total, Wilson carried the ball seven times for only 19 yards.
Rolle summed up the RB’s options going forward with these two fantastic choices:
“He can either get in the tank, or he can man up.”
The veteran safety did clarify and said that he thinks Wilson will do the latter of the two options.
While I’m not sold that will be the case, Wilson really has no other option but to stay mentally tough and put his horrible season debut in the rearview mirror. If he can’t do that, there’s absolutely no doubt he’ll remain on the sidelines for the majority of 2013. Fumbling the football is fastest way for RBs to take themselves off the field, because teams just can’t afford to continually hand the ball over.
Wilson was projected by many to have a breakout season in 2013. His stock was at all-time high before the Sunday’s opener, mainly due to the leg injury suffered by Andre Brown. Wilson was supposed to be the guy to get the majority of carries for the G-Men this year, but at the same time, it’s way too early to say that he won’t be that guy.
Eli Manning kept the Giants afloat in week one, but it’s already very clear that he needs help if this team expects to be a legitimate contender in the NFC.