The New York Giants, namely head coach Tom Coughlin today said he is confident that starting running back David Wilson will learn from his Week One mistakes and that the coaching staff has been working hard to get Wilson ready for the upcoming week.
Like, for example, is Wilson still the starter? “We’ll see,” Coughlin said. “As I’ve said many times, we need him. He’s necessary. He’s going to have to overcome this issue. He’s a marked man. So he’s really going to have to overcome it.”
So what can Wilson do to overcome it? “He’s following the technique that he’s been taught,” Coughlin said. “And we’ll see under pressure if he can continue to do that. . . . He can do a good job of covering the ball up. He was careless and it cost us dearly. But I’m confident he’s going to learn from it.”
For what it’s worth, Wilson seemed to get it. “Fumbles have to be eliminated,” he said. “That’s something that’s not going to help the team win.” Of course, he likely knew that going into the opener, too, and he still failed to hold onto the ball. Twice.
Let’s hope that he learns a lot quicker than last year where Wilson was benched early in the season, for, you guessed it – lack of ball security.
The Giants, despite their recent addition of Brandon Jacobs, don’t have a lot of other options so their best best is to give Wilson the ball and do whatever they can to keep the rock in his arms.