12-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Originally Posted by Flip Empty
My last post on this issue. Every player develops at a different pace. People seem to think that running back is the least difficult position on the team to transition to. However, the coaching staff has indicated that it's more than running the ball and further that David has more to learn. He is being tutored by Hynoski on making pre-snap reads and picking up blitzes.
Historically, we draft players to develop them. It's not a new concept. It has been going on since 1979 when George Young became the first real GM in Giants' history. Fast forward to Jerry Reese and his now famous "I don't do sexy" referring to his draft and FA acquisitions. WE want our draft picks to start right away, that's just not an expectation the organization has. It's hard to argue that their philosophy sucks when it's been successful most of the time. We've come to call it "next man up" in recent times.
Wilson's time to shine at RB will come, he's been entrusted with returning kicks (at which he excels) which for some reason people on here see as a second class citizen role. He's not in the dog house, he's not better than Bradshaw at this moment in time, and he is poised to have to take over the #1 role when and if Bradshaw's feet or neck flare up.
12-05-2012, 08:19 PM
I do not disagree with anyone who says that every athlete peaks at different times....I will not debate because this is true. What is frustrating is having the coaching staff blamed for why he is on the bench. I was annoyed with Wilson's interview a few weeks ago because he acts as if its the coaching staff keeping him back too. I dont want a rookie here who thinks they have done all they could to start....because I never heard Wilson mentioning the little things he could do better. Like stay with Eli after practice, or staying back to watch game film, or even being outspoken and competitive for the extra reps at practice. All I heard from him was that he does well with the reps he get. This rookie has alot to learn.
12-05-2012, 08:25 PM
a positive is that he hasn't fumbled the ball while running into a lineman's rear lol
Originally Posted by TheEnigma
12-05-2012, 10:16 PM
Cordy Glenn....I was so hoping that we would draft him.
Originally Posted by Imgrate
12-05-2012, 10:29 PM
+1 on Cordy Glenn and +1 on the Spiller comparison. I prefer power runners instead of speed guys, anyway.
Originally Posted by EliIsTheBaas
Give it time, folks. And it's not like Wilson hasn't contributed at all this year. He as been our KR this year and has done an excellent job at it.
12-06-2012, 12:28 AM
Indeed, i do concur, when you have a certain Skill set, you should utilize said skill set versus try to force a different one on him, and that is on the Coaches, Wilson didn't ask to be a Giant, they drafted him, they knew what kind of runner he is, they knew his skill set, it's wrong to force another on someone, and that is the Coaches fault,
Originally Posted by ELI_HOF_NYG
if they can't come up with a couple plays to utilize his skill set, and in turn force 3 inside runs, and one toss a game, that is again on the coaches,
same thing is happening to Bush at Miami,
Bradshaw runs into his own line at least once a game, sometimes more,
does anyone, or has anyone actually played the Running Back position, and not in Backyard games, i mean highschool, college, pro style games?
12-06-2012, 12:54 AM
The thing with Spiller is that Fred Jackson emerged and is a coaches favorite there. Gailey LOVES Jackson. If Spiller was able to tote it 20-25 times a game, he's quite possibly the most dangerous back in the league. Bills fans are in shock just how inept Gailey is with his use of Spiller, much like we are with Wilson to a lesser extent. Just wait until Wilson breaks another long TD like the one vs. Cleveland. We will all be up in arms when Bradshaw is getting the starts and bulk of the load even when he is running on makeshift parts below the calves. Coughlin from what I've gathered from him is a very firm believer in seniority, which is nice in the locker room but it also makes us susceptible to everything that ensues from a lack of timely adjustments. O'Hara in 2010 is a prime example. Our whole staff is guilty of it at times. Fewell didn't fine tune his defensive philosophy until players complained about it. It should never have to reach that point, coaching staffs get paid very handsomely to ensure that our team is always in an optimal system with the best combination of 11 on the field. An extreme example of this can be seen in San Diego, where Norv Turner plays Ronnie Brown on every third down and every passing situation. It's a key give away, but because Brown is one of Norv's favorite guys with his "desire to learn the intricacies of pass protection", he gets more snaps than a RB at his playing level should. Meanwhile, Ryan Mathews is an ultra talented back who is put in awful situations the majority of the time with insufficient time to get into a rhythm. Also, Cleveland. Richardson takes off on third down and Montario Hardesty/Chris Ogbannaya check in? Why? No clue. No one knows. Could be that Shurmur thinks they are better pass blockers, but considering they rarely block, it's a stretch. Richardson is ultra talented, and doesn't have his oppurtunities maximized. Same thing with Munchak in Tennessee. CJ2K might have the gaudiest averages in the league when he hits over 20 touches, and some of the ugliest when he is under 16 or so. You'd think he gets the touches, but he doesn't. It should also come as no surprise tha there's a good chance that at least 75% of these coaches are probably searching for a job next year. Luckily, we prosper in spite of some of these coaching mismanagements, but I still am hard pressed to call it the correct mold. I much more prefer Tomlin's way of doing things, and his teams are equally successful.
Originally Posted by JJC7301
Last edited by gmen0820; 12-06-2012 at 12:57 AM.
12-06-2012, 12:54 AM
I had that text split up, but it put it as a block anyway. I hate these ****ty new boards.
Edit: oh and how could I forget our boys Reid/Mornhinweg and their piss poor use of McCoy, or Crennel/Daboll and their piss poor use of Charles. All elite caliber backs completely with their balls being squeezed in the palms of their coaches.
Last edited by gmen0820; 12-06-2012 at 12:59 AM.
12-06-2012, 01:08 AM
And just to conclude with my feelings on Wilson: I understand he is young and developing. I understand we run a complex offense under Gilbride. I understand that Coughlin is hard on rookies who make mistakes. But I can't, and will never understand why we trust a guy we signed 5 days or so before the game in Kregg Lumpkin to be in there on the first series vs the Redskins over our FIRST ROUND PICK who needs game experience. **** it, if you want to be so stubborn about it Coughlin, just keep Bradshaw in there. He is a monster in pass protection and an all around threat. Lumpkin? Are you ****ing kidding me?
12-06-2012, 01:24 AM
lol i said the same thing to u last night. LUMPKIN WASNT EVEN BLOCKING HE WAS GOING OUT ON ROUTES LIKE DESIGNED ROUTES...lmfao and then the screen to him where if we connect on that, dude has NO ONE to beat except a guy thats being blocked...he ran towards eli when i gathered he was supposed to just step back from where he was at as thats how we usually do our screens. some teams do it more of a buble type and have the target trak back to the qb/ball but it was obvious eli/lumpkin werent on the same page...that disgusted me bc wilson is the kinda guy where he just needs one friggin play to break one for a td. it can be at any moment. which is why i dont get why we use him FOUR TIMES A GAME IF THAT when we NEED to alleviate all the pressure on the pass game to move the ball and score
Originally Posted by gmen0820