What choice does Tom Coughlin have but to play David Wilson and hope for the best? None. The Giants spent a first round draft choice on him, and with Ahmad Bradshaw in Indianapolis and Andre Brown on IR, the Giants are destined to Live and Let Die with Wilson.
From Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com:
In 2001, the Giants opted to ultimately trust WR Victor Cruz in a Week 3 matchup at Philadelphia. They had little choice (Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon were hurt). The rest is history: Cruz torched the Eagles for three receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns -– including a 74-yard score –- and a salsa-dancing star was born.
Now it’s time again for Coughlin and Gilbride to trust another young, unproven player with the kind of explosive skillset that can elevate the Giants offense.
It’s time for Coughlin to put aside his worries and concern and give the ball to second-year running back David Wilson.
Antrel Rolle says the Giants are not playing with passion. Oh, you do, too…? You’re not alone. Old friend Deon Grant confirmed to Rolle that the apathy, lack of aggression and missing swagger are blatantly evident to all onlookers.
From Paul Schwartz of The Post:
““It’s always great to get an opinion outside looking in,’’ Rolle said. He (Grant) said, ‘Antrel, even when you all make good plays, even when you are playing good football, it’s really not showing too much because there’s no excitement behind it. When a game is 41-23 or whatever the score was, it looks like you were getting blown out the whole game and that’s not the case.’”
“Because there’s no level of excitement behind the great plays we were making throughout the course of the game. I just feel like as NFL players this is something we should love to do, this is something we should automatically get amped for, this is something we automatically should be excited to do come Sundays and right now on the sidelines, I’m just not seeing it, honestly.”