Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back David Wilson (22) runs for an 84 yard touchdown beating New York Jets safety Antonio Allen (39) and New York Jets linebacker Garrett McIntyre (50) during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ OC wants David Wilson to “go out and have a bang-up game” against Cowboys


The New York Giants are reinventing their running game after parting ways with running back Ahmad Bradshaw. As the NY Daily News puts it they wanted to have “David Wilson providing the lightning and Andre Brown providing the thunder” in a two-back system. Brown has been injured however and that means an expanded role for David Wilson with Da’Rel Scott likely to see some action as the back up.

“We’ll play it by ear,” Giants offensive coordinator Gilbride said. “Da’Rel is going to play, there’s no question about that. But we’d like to see David go out and have a bang-up game, make a couple of big plays for us, and give us what we hope and feel he’s capable of — a couple of dynamic plays and some athletic plays that not everybody can do.”

“We’d like to see David go maybe a little bit more than what we’ve done in the past.”

David Wilson was ready to accept the challenge: “I got no problem with that.”

Wilson only had a total of 71 carries in his rookie season and never more than 15 carries in a game. Gilbride wouldn’t give more specific numbers to expect for Wilson but without Brown he’ll get more action on third down and goal-line situations than previously expected.

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