Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tom Coughlin Needs to Trust David Wilson
Tom Coughlin is mishandling the David Wilson situation.
Yes, David Wilson lost two fumbles against the Cowboys in Week 1, but those were only the second and third fumbles of his brief two year career.
Since then, the team panicked and unearthed Brandon Jacobs who had all of seven yards on five carries in 2012, as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. He had seven attempts for four yards in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. To be fair, one of those yards was gained on a goal-line touchdown. Aside from that play, Jacobs was largely ineffective on Sunday.
David Wilson's two fumbles in Dallas shouldn't have kept him from being a meaningful part of the offense in Sunday's contest against the Broncos. Wilson had only seven carries for seventeen yards and zero receptions. Instead of acquiring Brandon Jacobs the Giants should have shown faith in their young running back and let him redeem himself. Keeping Wilson off the field does little for his confidence as a ball-carrier.
It's not like the team is playing better without him. Eli Manning is struggling. He's already thrown seven interceptions. Coughlin should give the ball to Wilson to reduce the pressure placed on Manning. He should call a conservative game, and ease both players back into the offense against a weak Carolina Panthers in Week 3.
Rabble Rabble: Coach Coughlin should give the ball to David Wilson and see what happens.