Coughlin believes that Wilson was blindsided by hit
Coughlin seems like he still believes in the rookie. He thinks Wilson did not see the hit coming and thats what caused the fumble.
Last edited by Breezely; 09-06-2012 at 10:38 PM.
“They're coming for the football,” Coughlin said of the play. “No matter whether it's loosey goosey, high and tight, or whatever, you've got to hang onto the ball. You've got to be aware of where the enemy is as he closes in on you. And you've got to get two hands on the ball, not just one. It came out and quite frankly that was a drive where some decent things for happening.”
The one thing that isn't in dispute is that the fumble killed a promising 59-yard drive.
The good news for Wilson was that he felt he was close to breaking two separate kickoff returns for a touchdown.
Wilson's first return was somewhat disappointing, but he felt he was one or two moves away from a big gain on his second and third attempts -- and that's an assessment Coughlin agreed with.
“He certainly has earned some confidence in the kickoff return,” Coughlin said.
Classic old-school coaching! I love it. He is using the media to communicate with, and teach, his player. Tell him what he did wrong, tell him what he expects. Explain the consequences and give him an attaboy for something positive he did. Great coaching.
Originally Posted by PennState1
Definitely good leadership on Coughlin's part. Earlier yesterday I was watching the press conference with Eli and he basically did something similar. He pointed out the error because he knew the media was going to jump on it and then showed support. The whole team, from the top to the bottom, has seemingly rallied around Wilson.
We'll be seeing a much improved Wilson next week.
Now...if we can only get the whole team to rally around Cruz...
Of course TC still has faith in the kid, he's giving him a little tough love...