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  • #16
    I don't expect him to play much more this week than he did last week. The 49ers defense is very good and there is no way they are not going to protect Eli.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Flip Empty View Post
      Coughlin is Coughlin. It's frustrating for us, but it provides great motivation for Wilson.
      Thank god TC is TC.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by GMAN2K9 View Post
        Bradshaw wasn't an excellent pass blocker his first 2 years in the league but he saw plenty of opportunities in the backfield.
        Who else was there ahead of him? Tiki retired so it was BJ, Ward and AB. There wasn't a player of AB's caliber ahead of him.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Dwinsballgames View Post
          Who else was there ahead of him? Tiki retired so it was BJ, Ward and AB. There wasn't a player of AB's caliber ahead of him.
          One could use the same logic, there is not a player of David Wilson's physically gifted ability ahead of him on depth chart.

          I loved what Ahmad did on Sunday, especially his response to opening game with a fumble, but there is no denying Wilson is the RB of the future. And the potential to be a star.

          I'd like to see Bradshaw as 1A, Wilson 1B, and Brown as our short yardage back.
          Last edited by GMAN2K9; 10-09-2012, 11:05 AM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by GMAN2K9 View Post
            Bradshaw wasn't an excellent pass blocker his first 2 years in the league but he saw plenty of opportunities in the backfield.
            If I remember Bradshaw hardly saw any time his rookie year. He burst e's on to the scene week 15 or 16 against buffalo. Then his second year was third with total amount of carries for rbs behind Jacobs and ward. It's only week 5 and Wilson already has been returning kicks and still rotting limited touches. Basically I think Wilson by then end of his first 2 years will have far more opportunities than Bradshaw did.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by repeatchamps View Post
              While he was not the great pass protection guy he is now early in his career, from what I can tell and recall back then Bradshaw was still lightyears ahead of where Wilson is in that department presently.

              That said if the O-line can catch the 49ers napping a few times this week, Wilson could make a game changing play this week in the run game or maybe this is the week he breaks a big one for a TD on a kickoff.
              Just remember, too, that AB didn't start getting a larger role in the offense until the very end of his rookie season.

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              • #22
                I was just going to say this Plax2theMAX. But I recall seeing him make an impact a bit sooner. Bradshaw seemed to be become more of a contributer just past mid-season, from what I recall. I hope the same holds true for Wilson, because I see this kid having WAY more big play making ability than Bradshaw. Not knocking AB in the least, thats just how much up-side I see Wilson having.
                # 80 (For FBomb)

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                • #23
                  After the limited glimpses we've had of Wilson, does anyone still long for Doug Martin?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by GMAN2K9 View Post
                    Bradshaw wasn't an excellent pass blocker his first 2 years in the league but he saw plenty of opportunities in the backfield.
                    In Bradshaw's rookie year, this was only true after Ward broke his leg...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by GMAN2K9 View Post
                      Bradshaw wasn't an excellent pass blocker his first 2 years in the league but he saw plenty of opportunities in the backfield.
                      Bradshaw was kind of forced into action his rookie year, that year Ward broke his leg and our only other option was Droughns

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                      • #26
                        Theres a difference between a player not being a good blocker or RB and a player who hasnt been given the opportunity to showcase if he is or not. Wilson took a run to the house (like he did during preseason) and that still didnt warrant him to receive another carry after it. It has to be frustrating and disheartening for the premise to be put in place that his lack of opportunities stems from a fumble in game 1 and that he needed to work into good graces. Meanwhile the #1 RB prior to this game was performing horribly all season and then starts the game off with a fumble yet Coughlin goes right back to him. It's almost like the rules don't apply to everyone and even though Wilson was tearing it up with the kick returns he wasnt given any other opportunities due to one simple mistake in his first game.

                        It's this kind of over the top conservative philosophy with rookies that makes me think that Coughlin wouldnt even be playing a rookie Adrian Peterson if we had him. If you're going to make a huge stink over the fumble like he did you need to apply that fairly to others especially those who were not performing up to the standards. It's funny though, TC sticks with the guy who fumbles and that guy gets a 200 yard game. Makes you wonder what Wilson couldve done had he been stuck with and not bailed out on.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Dwinsballgames View Post
                          until the kid demonstrates that he knows all the protections, he will not be lined up in the backfield for more than a few plays per game. That's just the way it is.
                          This!!! Just watche the Rams vs Cards game last week on NFL network...the rams backs suck at pass blocking, TC knows what they are doing.

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                          • #28
                            well this is now a 3 RB league, so you got the starter with a bulging disc in his neck and ankles with more hardware than tissue and bone, a backup RB with a concussion and a 4th string RB that hasn't shown much

                            so yeah, 1st round pick Wilson, you better believe he will have a larger role once he can be 80% trusted with ball security and blitz pickup

                            and that's why you need 3 good RBs ... it's a brutal position
                            Last edited by GMan-67; 10-09-2012, 12:19 PM.
                            Apologize to Melo 5

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Buddy333 View Post
                              I don't expect him to play much more this week than he did last week. The 49ers defense is very good and there is no way they are not going to protect Eli.
                              A lot will depend on Brown's situation
                              “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by bg79 View Post
                                Theres a difference between a player not being a good blocker or RB and a player who hasnt been given the opportunity to showcase if he is or not. Wilson took a run to the house (like he did during preseason) and that still didnt warrant him to receive another carry after it. It has to be frustrating and disheartening for the premise to be put in place that his lack of opportunities stems from a fumble in game 1 and that he needed to work into good graces. Meanwhile the #1 RB prior to this game was performing horribly all season and then starts the game off with a fumble yet Coughlin goes right back to him. It's almost like the rules don't apply to everyone and even though Wilson was tearing it up with the kick returns he wasnt given any other opportunities due to one simple mistake in his first game.

                                It's this kind of over the top conservative philosophy with rookies that makes me think that Coughlin wouldnt even be playing a rookie Adrian Peterson if we had him. If you're going to make a huge stink over the fumble like he did you need to apply that fairly to others especially those who were not performing up to the standards. It's funny though, TC sticks with the guy who fumbles and that guy gets a 200 yard game. Makes you wonder what Wilson couldve done had he been stuck with and not bailed out on.
                                Coughlin has played, and even started, many rookies in his time as Giants head coach:

                                - Gibril Wilson (starter)
                                - Chris Snee (starter)
                                - Eli Manning (starter)
                                - Brandon Jacobs (significant role)
                                - Ahmad Bradshaw (significant role)
                                - Aaron Ross (significant role)
                                - Kevin Boss (significant role, starter after Shockey got hurt)
                                - Steve Smith (significant role)
                                - Kenny Philips (starter)

                                It's all about whether they are ready to play or not. Wilson is a great athlete...but is he actually ready to take a bigger load? The coaches see more than we do.

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