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RoanokeFan
01-15-2013, 05:46 PM
http://www.giants101.com/2013/01/15/tiki-barber-success-of-new-york-giants-rb-david-wilson-will-hinge-on-timing/

Excerpt: "There is no denying New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/)running back David Wilson (http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-wilson/)'s potential. In just his first season with the team, he was named second-team All-Pro as a kick returner after establishing himself as one of the most dangerous return men in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/). As a running back, Wilson broke 12 of his 71 carries on the season for 10 or more yards, including a long of 52 yards against the New Orleans (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-orleans/) Saints.

However, that's not to say the rookie phenom does not still have a long way to go before he proves himself worthy of becoming the Giants feature running back. Today, former Big Blue standout Tiki Barber (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tiki-barber/) had his own analysis on where Wilson needs to improve.


"You realize that football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) is a dance, like a salsa or a tango,"Barber told The Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324734904578241740231790144.html). "If I'm going too fast, then my partner is messing up. If I move too fast, my offensive line's timing is wrong. If I'm jumping the gun, then my quarterback is out of sync with me. It's going to take some time, but he'll figure it out." Read more...

Rusty192
01-15-2013, 05:48 PM
I know of someone who would love to tango with Tiki lol ;)

ashleymarie
01-15-2013, 05:48 PM
I have faith in Wilson. Quick, strong runner, fast learner.

RoanokeFan
01-15-2013, 05:57 PM
Harooni will be here to waltz his way through the thread

Rudyy
01-15-2013, 05:59 PM
Wilson > Tiki

-waits-

Carter.525
01-15-2013, 06:00 PM
I hope Wilson is the next Tiki..... on the field

jomo
01-15-2013, 06:02 PM
I have faith in Wilson. Quick, strong runner, fast learner.He has great balance, can take a big hit at the hips and just roll with it. I like his upside.

RoanokeFan
01-15-2013, 06:06 PM
I have faith in Wilson. Quick, strong runner, fast learner.

I'm not convinced he's a "fast learner", but I am convinced he will get it right.

Toadofsteel
01-15-2013, 06:13 PM
That backflip picture has the most unfortunate timing. It looks like Wilson is diving head-first into the ground...

GTGiantsFan
01-15-2013, 07:07 PM
Everybody's success in the NFL hinges on discpline, Cornerbacks can't jump every route, Linebackers can't run through every gap, Ends can't go for the quarterback every down, Safetys can't go for the big play rather than the safe one.. I can go on and on. No different with Wilson than every other player in the NFL.

giantsfan420
01-15-2013, 07:15 PM
way to go tiki. nice analysis. i agree too. wilson cant just go full sprint every stride out there. he has to play with a timing he develops with his OL over practice (altho the new practice rules kinda dampen that) and be methodical. cant wait to see a finished wilson product. this guys is gonna be something special.

ELI_HOF_NYG
01-15-2013, 10:31 PM
no he can't just sprint all the time, but the 4.35(pro day) and 4.29(college) 40 times won't hurt. I had no idea he was that fast.

JJC7301
01-15-2013, 11:34 PM
I'm not convinced he's a "fast learner", but I am convinced he will get it right.
+1. I saw enough this year to be confident that he'll be a very good RB soon enough.

EnragedYouth85
01-16-2013, 12:10 AM
I'm confident in him and our coaching staff. He will become our featured running back barring any injuries.

GameTime
01-16-2013, 07:33 AM
IIRC....this is kind of what Bradshaw told him in preseason. You have to slow the game down and let things set up in front of you.

RoanokeFan
01-16-2013, 08:05 AM
IIRC....this is kind of what Bradshaw told him in preseason. You have to slow the game down and let things set up in front of you.

I forgot that. At the time some were accusing Bradshaw of protecting his job

GameTime
01-16-2013, 08:11 AM
I forgot that. At the time some were accusing Bradshaw of protecting his job

You are correct sir....
damn that Bradshaw.....

MustWarnOthers
01-16-2013, 08:36 AM
I hope they are bulking him like crazy this off season. If he can stack on another 10+ lbs he'll be a beast. He's actually much stronger than his upper body would have you assume. Like Reese said, he's got lean, layered muscle and his legs are actually pretty huge.

He carried like 3 defenders in that one outstretched touchdown vs the Saints, and when he uses his burst/leg power and gets his pads down he has the ability to truck defenders while using his balance to stay upright. Just ask Curtis Lofton about that.

ibbill
01-16-2013, 05:03 PM
Everybody's success in the NFL hinges on discpline, Cornerbacks can't jump every route, Linebackers can't run through every gap, Ends can't go for the quarterback every down, Safetys can't go for the big play rather than the safe one.. I can go on and on. No different with Wilson than every other player in the NFL.

Half decent O line is all Wilson and the NYG need and we have a gem.

Redeyejedi
01-16-2013, 05:17 PM
Physically a very impressive RB ,but and Ive said this many times , His instincts are so so. Being the fastest or having fantastic balance means nothing if U cant see the play developing before it happens and time your runs properly

NYGabriel
01-16-2013, 07:25 PM
Wilson is a nice player but I don't think he'll ever be an elite back. He's too small and lightweight. You see guys like Alfred Morris and Doug Martin getting 6 yards after contact with brute strength. Wilson needs to run outside of contain. With his speed he's an asset but not worthy of a 1st round draft pick.

ELI_HOF_NYG
01-16-2013, 07:49 PM
give the kid some time to get acclimated to the pro game before we decide his worth,,,,,he's got 1st round talent,,,Wilson will be fine. Alfred Morris would not have done half of what he did without RG3 and vice versa.

M00KIE
01-17-2013, 06:11 AM
Wilson is a nice player but I don't think he'll ever be an elite back. He's too small and lightweight. You see guys like Alfred Morris and Doug Martin getting 6 yards after contact with brute strength. Wilson needs to run outside of contain. With his speed he's an asset but not worthy of a 1st round draft pick.

Too small and lightweight? I think that logic has been disproved pretty well.

BlueJayC
01-17-2013, 08:38 AM
Any Tiki analysis =
http://ec.l.thumbs.canstockphoto.com/canstock3017217.jpg

Great RB......horrible analyst.......

Ruttiger711
01-17-2013, 08:57 AM
Any Tiki analysis =
http://ec.l.thumbs.canstockphoto.com/canstock3017217.jpg

Great RB......horrible analyst.......

I would have to disagree... if there's ANYTHING that Tiki would be an expert on, its his patient running and being able to time his blocks. In his last few years he had it absolutely mastered. '