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Tiki says Giants RB's need to get over fear of blocking
“There’s two reasons why,” Barber said. “You don’t know how to do it and you are scared to do it. Unlike in college where you have smaller linebackers who are really designed to drop in the zone and cover wide receivers in the slot, in the NFL you get these linebackers who are 250 pounds and can do those things, as well. It is intimidating when you give up 50 pounds to a guy.”
Wilson showed a lot of promise with the ball in his hands last year, but the Giants hesitated to use him as their No. 1 running back in part because he hadn’t proven he could protect Eli Manning. Barber said that Wilson can become a “fantastic” all-around player if he figures out how to put it all together.
i think he brings up a good point, i only wish TC would forgive and talk to tiki again and maybe tiki can come in and show Wilson some things. maybe how to hold his balls the right way also.
I hear ya Harooni, but shouldnt the current coaching staff be the one to coach up and teach Wilson? Who knows, maybe Tiki could be the Giants future RBs coach. I know you would be one to lobby for him.
Originally Posted by Harooni
I realize Tiki was a great on the field guy for us and knows the basics of a pro running back but I doubt he has enough clout with the Giants to know how far along Wilson is.
the coaches aren't sitting around waiting for Wilson to learn they are in his *** every day teaching the aspects of his job.
Wilson is probably further along than Tiki thinks he is.
Wilson will develop into an awesome pass protector. That guy has so much heart and soul, and his physicality shows when he runs. The mental aspect of pass blocking won't be a problem for him, and Coach Ingram will teach him the physical part.
Wilson has Giants Ring of Fame written all over him. I just hope he stays healthy.
couldnt agree more...and alls right with the world again.
Originally Posted by gmen0820
but kiddin aside. I think he could be fairly considered a top back by years end.
Lol. Yeah, I don't see anything in Wilson's game to suggest that he'll shy away from the physical nature of pass pro. Just from what I've seen, he's tough as nails, and extremely passionate.
Originally Posted by giantsfan420
With his raw abilities, work ethic, and the balls-to-the-wall coaching Coughlin's gonna send his way, this kid's gonna be a star if he can avoid the injury bug.
Just because someone had success as a player doesn't mean they are going to be better at coaching and training other players. Tiki isn't the solution. I know you don't like hearing that because you're in love with him. Get over him bro.
so stoked to see him this season
Originally Posted by gmen0820
I got through the whole post with so much hope for a brighter outlook for you...
... and then I got to the final sentence. lol
When your RB's have to darn near play an O- linemen, its time to fix that O-line or design more plays
to get the ball out quicker and make the rushers pay.