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RoanokeFan
01-19-2013, 04:48 PM
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Fact-or-Fiction-RB-David-Wilson-in-2013/afbfe283-ab0f-42d4-b1b5-fea58d3bcb02

"David Wilson will get the majority of the carries in 2013.


MICHAEL EISEN: Fact -My prediction is Ahmad Bradshaw and Wilson will reverse roles in 2013, with the second-year pro starring and getting a larger share of the carries and Bradshaw used as more of a third-down back, since he’s superior in pass protection. Andre Brown will have something to say about that if he can stay healthy.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact -David Wilson will get more carries than any other individual running back in 2013, however, his split might be close to 50/50 if you compare it to Bradshaw’s and Brown’s combined carries. I like that three headed monster next season, as each of the three are good at different things. Bradshaw will be used a little more on third down, Brown in short yardage and Wilson as the primary carrier. In this day and age in the NFL, you need three backs that are capable of carrying the ball. It’s pretty clear that Bradshaw’s body can’t handle 15-20 touches a game.

DAN SALOMONE: Fact -We’ll have to see how the offseason plays out with free agency and the draft, but it’s shaping up that way. With the primary of his workload as a running back coming at the tail end of his rookie season, Wilson averaged five yards per carry and had at least 12 attempts in three of the last four weeks. Also, as Tom Coughlin pointed out late in the season, Wilson is bigger than you might think (5-10, 205) and can be a bruiser. But even if he gets the most work, it won’t be by much under Coughlin, who wants multiple backs.

The Giants will draft a player on defense in the first round this year.


MICHAEL EISEN: Fiction -I’m not saying they won’t but I can’t say they will. I think the Giants need to address the offensive line. If I had to guess now – and any guess three months prior to the draft is a wild one – I’ll say they’ll go big early in the draft.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact -The Giants have shied away from drafting an offensive lineman in first rounds in past drafts, and most of the other needs on this team come on the defensive side of the ball. Last year the Giants had trouble defending the run, and in a draft heavy in front seven defenders, it seems like a good fit for a linebacker or defensive lineman.

DAN SALOMONE: Fact -The mantra of “best player available” will always be enacted under Jerry Reese, but just taking an early look at the draft class (which was set this week), it appears to be top heavy on the defensive side of the ball. But anything in the trenches – on either side of the ball – would be likely.

Stevie Brown had the most impact of any Giants player in 2012.

MICHAEL EISEN: Fiction -Brown had a good season, but I have trouble wrapping my arms around the concept of a player other than Eli Manning having more impact than any other. He does, after all, play a reasonably important and active position. No player influences the Giants more than Manning.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction -Considering the Giants defense overall, and the pass defense specifically struggled for most of the season it is hard to say Brown had the largest impact. Was he the most impactful player on defense? Yes, but not overall. I would go with Victor Cruz on offense, or David Wilson on special teams. The Giants led the NFL in field position after kickoffs this year and Wilson had a lot to do with that. Oh yeah, and how about Eli Manning? Hard to say anyone impacted a team more than its quarterback.

DAN SALOMONE: Fact -Brown’s eight interceptions (second most in the NFL) were enough to frustrate offenses, but the safety really changed the game once he had the ball in his hands. He led the NFL in interception return yards (307), which were 147 more than the next closest (Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber) and nearly triple the amount of the 2012 interception leader, Chicago’s Tim Jennings. But then again, it is the era of the quarterback and hard to argue against Eli Manning.

Michael Strahan and Bill Parcells will both be voted to the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

MICHAEL EISEN: Fiction -I believe both are very deserving. I see Strahan making it. But the list of eligible former players is strong and when it’s a close call between a player and coach, the decision usually goes to the player. But I’m rooting hard for Parcells.

JOHN SCHMEELK: Fiction -Strahan should get in on the first ballot but I think Parcells will have to wait another year. I think both are very deserving and should get him, but I’ll try to read the voting tea leaves and predict Parcells falls just short.

DAN SALOMONE: Fact -Sometimes “will” and “should” don’t match up on a year-to-year basis, but I don’t think that will be the case for them in the 2013 class. The pool is deep this year, but I think there’s enough momentum for Strahan and Parcells, who both have the individual accolades and rings to back them up. However, it will be harder for Parcells this time around. It might not be a matter of "if" for the coach, but "when."

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below."

Cloud57
01-19-2013, 05:17 PM
wouldn't be surprised if Tom makes Bradshaw the starter again

Carter.525
01-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Bradshaw as the 3rd down back.. best blocker of the 3, makes sense

RoanokeFan
01-19-2013, 06:01 PM
Bradshaw as the 3rd down back.. best blocker of the 3, makes sense I hope Wilson and Brown improve in their blocking

JesseJames
01-19-2013, 06:40 PM
if Bradshaw is healthy for next season then I think he is the starter just based on his blocking and not his running, but I do think that Wilson will see the Lions share of carries over the course of the game...

GiantRoc
01-19-2013, 07:24 PM
I honestly don't know what will happen next year. I would certainly hope we dont waste Wilson for another season. I'd love to see him be the featured back. I'd love to see him thrown the ball out of the back feild too. Or split out on occassion. He could be our "matchup nightmare" for other Defenses to worry about. That is the only good thing having such a long off season. We get to dream of the great things that could happen next season for a longer amount of time.

Redeyejedi
01-19-2013, 08:39 PM
I think the Giants should cut Bradshaw. Good place to save money. If you are going to squander 1st round picks on RB's than u ride him.

Cloud57
01-19-2013, 09:15 PM
I think the Giants should cut Bradshaw. Good place to save money. If you are going to squander 1st round picks on RB's than u ride him.agreed not worth the money if he's just gonna be used as a 3rd down back.

gmen0820
01-19-2013, 09:18 PM
I think the Giants should cut Bradshaw. Good place to save money. If you are going to squander 1st round picks on RB's than u ride him.That's what I'm saying. I doubt he has much trade value with his contract/injuries etc.


Most teams will recognize that if we are shipping Bradshaw, we're probably about to cut him anyway.

ELI_HOF_NYG
01-19-2013, 09:38 PM
wilson goes for 1200 yards. 4.5 ypc, 9 rushing TD's,,,3 recieving TD's. yep, I'm going all in.

GTGiantsFan
01-19-2013, 09:43 PM
Brown more impactful than Eli? Cruz? Wilson? JPP? What?

BigBlueAllDay
01-20-2013, 12:49 AM
Fiction: David Wilson will break Tiki Barber's record for the longest Giants run play which is currently 95 yards TD against the Raiders. Called it.

Drez
01-20-2013, 03:04 AM
I think the Giants should cut Bradshaw. Good place to save money. If you are going to squander 1st round picks on RB's than u ride him.
Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen, particularly if AB2 has rebounded well from his broken leg.

Toadofsteel
01-20-2013, 03:23 AM
Here's what I hope: If Wilson can get just a tiny bit better in pass protection, we can start using him in play action. Defenses would have no choice but to respect that given what Wilson can do. That should open up the deep pass tremendously.

Another thing I hope: We need to shore up the OL tremendously in the draft. A better OL means you can use your RB on routes instead of just forcing him to block. Wilson + space = yards.

ELI_HOF_NYG
01-20-2013, 03:28 AM
Here's what I hope: If Wilson can get just a tiny bit better in pass protection, we can start using him in play action. Defenses would have no choice but to respect that given what Wilson can do. That should open up the deep pass tremendously.

Another thing I hope: We need to shore up the OL tremendously in the draft. A better OL means you can use your RB on routes instead of just forcing him to block. Wilson + space = yards.

I have a feeling it's gonna be mostly defense, especially the first 3 rounds unless a cant pass up type of prospect falls in our lap.

Rat_bastich
01-20-2013, 03:50 AM
It's all fiction. Manti Te'O created David Wilson...he never existed. Dammit! Wrong thread.

Toadofsteel
01-20-2013, 09:07 AM
I have a feeling it's gonna be mostly defense, especially the first 3 rounds unless a cant pass up type of prospect falls in our lap.

I still think the only pieces we DON'T already have on the roster are MLB and a second CB. I want to see what Tracy an Ojomo can do first. OL is a far more important position to upgrade in my book. We had too many three and outs on offense that the defense could barely catch their breath before they were back on the field.

GameTime
01-20-2013, 09:47 AM
Bradsahw will not stay healthy. Even in a backup or 3rd down role he will suffere with his feet. His injuries are chronic and not "healable" so to speak.
He wont like being the 3rd down only back. I really dont know what will transpire next season. See who comes through reseason without any physical setbacks...