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.
After the limited glimpses we've had of Wilson, does anyone still long for Doug Martin?
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.
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
- 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.