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  • Giants' RB Coach Says It Is Time For David Wilson To "Grow Up And Be A Man"

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giants...#axzz2C3Sv47GU

    Excerpt: "David Wilson isn’t playing much at all as a rookie, as the first-round pick from Virginia Tech has only 18 rushing attempts in the first 10 games. First-year running backs can get on the field fairly quickly – see Doug Martin for the Buccaneers – but Wilson hasn’t been able to convince the Giants’ coaching staff that he is trustworthy enough to put on the field.
    “David has to learn you can’t be just a runner, that’s not what we do, you have to be a complete running back, you have to be knowledgeable, you have to be smart, you can’t just accept your mistakes,’’ running backs coach Jerald Ingram said on Monday.

    Ingram cited Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw as running backs who sat on the bench until they learned the lessons that Wilson is struggling to master. Pass protection and blocking assignments are essential skills for a running back in the Giants system and until Wilson gets them he’ll continue to sit.Even though he’s a first-round pick.

    “Just because you’re a first-round draft pick doesn’t mean you’re ready to play or they all would be great,’’ Ingram said.

    “It’s about winning games, it’s not a popularity contest. It’s time for you to grow up and be a man now and see what you can do with the whole ball of wax. Until he proves that it’s hard to stick him out there and feel comfortable.’’ Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    How is he going to prove anything riding the pine?

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    • #3
      Wilson and the Giants appear to be frustrated. These issues with Wilson were pretty evident before the draft. U dont take a raw RB in the first round. Its why I had him graded 20 picks later. The Giants panicked and reached when Doug Martin went off the board. It is what it is, u want to take high upside physically talented players that lack fundamentals u have to wait till fundamentals catch up. Im not crazy about this strategy on offense. I think intelligence and fundamentals is more valued then raw physical talent on offense.

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      • #4
        Ugh - that certainly could have been handled better. Ingram seems to be taking out his frustration with the calls for Wilson on Wilson himself. "Be a man"? Poorly delivered message.
        Last edited by RoanokeFan; 11-13-2012, 08:53 AM.

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        • #5
          If he can't lock he won't play. I get that. Now what about OL's that seem to be struggling?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gimaniac View Post
            How is he going to prove anything riding the pine?
            It's called practice and team meetings
            “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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            • #7
              Originally posted by Buddy333 View Post
              If he can't lock he won't play. I get that. Now what about OL's that seem to be struggling?
              Two different problems, this is a thread about Wilson.
              “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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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ruttiger711 View Post
                Ugh - that certainly could have been handled better. Ingram seems to be taking out his frustration with the calls for Wilson on Wilson himself. "Be a man"? Poorly delivered message.
                Sometimes that's what it takes. Do we know how Wilson is interacting with the team?
                “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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                  Two different problems, this is a thread about Wilson.
                  Not trying to twist things up, but my point was blocking. If its not good for one why s it good for another.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buddy333 View Post
                    Not trying to twist things up, but my point was blocking. If its not good for one why s it good for another.
                    A lot of people here are so hell bent on trashing Diehl it's become all consuming. PFF grades players every game but now that they say Diehl didn't do that bad a job, PFF is wrong.
                    “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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                      It's called practice and team meetings
                      You were there?

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                      • #12
                        So what did you think about his performance watching the game? Do you think they where a better OL before or after he started?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                          Sometimes that's what it takes. Do we know how Wilson is interacting with the team?
                          True - for all we know this message has been delivered the "proper" way for some time now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gimaniac View Post
                            You were there?
                            I trust the coaches to know more than I do.
                            “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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Buddy333 View Post
                              So what did you think about his performance watching the game? Do you think they where a better OL before or after he started?
                              I think the OLine has sucked for a long time which is why we have no running game. I think Locklear is better than Diehl. I know I don't know more than the coaches.
                              “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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