Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Michael Cox (29) reacts after running a kickoff back against the New York Jets during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants don't believe Michael Cox is ready to replace David Wilson

Last year in the season opener, running back David Wilson fumbled the ball on his second carry. This year in the season opener he fumbled twice and that effectively could of ended his time with the New York Giants. They want to see him on the field and witness his game-breaking ability, but he has made himself too much of  liability to be on the field and trusted with the ball.

“They’re not going to play unless they can hang onto the ball,” a very upset Tom Coughlin said after the Giants’ six-turnover disaster, via the New York Daily News. “It’s demoralizing to the whole team.”

To bench him like they did last year might not be an option. Running back Andre Brown is out until Week 10 with a fractured leg and Da’Rel Scott had issues of his own after replacing Wilson. That only leaves Michael Cox on the roster, a seventh-round rookie, “whom the Giants don’t think is ready,” according to the NYDN.

That could have the Giants calling Beanie Wells or Jonathan Dwyer to replace him, both worked out for the Giants last week.

“It was a tough situation to be in,” Wilson said. “I’m just going to keep working hard. I’m at the bottom now. Nowhere to go but up.”

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