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David Wilson: I wasn’t crying after I fumbled

David Wilson,  Eli Manning AP

Some Giants fans might have felt like crying while watching their team lose to the Cowboys on Wednesday night, but Giants rookie running back David Wilson said he shed no tears during the game.

Although some reporters said they saw Wilson crying on the sideline after he was benched for fumbling, Wilson said today that that’s not the case.

“Nah, I wasn’t crying but I was definitely upset,’’ Wilson told the New York Post. “But, I think it would have been a lot worse if I was smiling or feeling good about it. I am passionate about the game and I know that is something I have been working on and not wanting to do and for it to happen on my second carry in the opening game, I was highly disappointed.”

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was impressed by the fact that Wilson felt remorse for his fumble.

“On the sidelines he was very upset about what happened – I did give him credit for that,” Coughlin said. “He was deeply, deeply sorry about what happened. Unfortunately it happened.”

Wilson had a reputation for a fumbling problem at Virginia Tech, and he isn’t happy that he now has one fumble in two career carries in the NFL. But he wasn’t sad enough to cry.

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63 Responses to “David Wilson: I wasn’t crying after I fumbled”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 6, 2012 7:42 PM

    The eye in the sky don’t lie. His breakdown represents how NYG will fall this year to a tee. Like I’ve been saying all offseason…the Giants won’t sniff the playoffs.

  2. marygratton18 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:43 PM

    Crying not crying–so what. Tom Coughlin is lucky to have this guy. I think it’s great this kid cares so much. Good for you kid. You’ll get after it next game.

  3. 91devinhester23 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:43 PM

    cmon man, we have replays and dvrs now

    may as well own up

  4. papasbasement says: Sep 6, 2012 7:43 PM

    C’mon, David. We all know he who denied it supplied it.

  5. skon300 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:44 PM

    Wilson wasnt crying, but Giants sure will be if/when Bradshaw gets hurt

  6. lilrob10201 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:46 PM

    Im not saying he was crying,but if he was then imagine what the kid would be like if he lost a superbowl.

  7. illadelphiasphinest says: Sep 6, 2012 7:52 PM

    Roll back the tape. We all say the forhead wrinkle and lip quiver David. Its ok pal…

  8. giants56 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:53 PM

    High and Tight! Coach will get that corrected just like Tiki. The giants will be fine….As we all know it’s not how you start the season, It’s how you FINISH!

  9. eaglesfan290 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:54 PM

    Throw him in the Cold Tub

  10. ronaldmexico7 says: Sep 6, 2012 7:56 PM

    Those weren’t tears, that was just some his awesomeness leaking out.

  11. laeaglefan says: Sep 6, 2012 8:00 PM

    Too bad Eli doesn’t get upset when he throws one of his many picks during the season.

  12. fckdaigglez says: Sep 6, 2012 8:02 PM

    The boys just played better on that night against a dam good team! As a die hard long time cowboys fan, keep your head up young man put it behind u and move on.

  13. jackychilds says: Sep 6, 2012 8:03 PM

    No where to go but up now.

  14. playin2x says: Sep 6, 2012 8:08 PM

    I saw it on tv and made a comment to my friend about it …so unless he had something in his eye … He was crying.. He’s passionate about the game no shame in that.

  15. giantsfanlewis says: Sep 6, 2012 8:12 PM

    @laeaglesfan

    How about your franchise make it to as many superbowls as Eli has won before you start talking about his picks

  16. skins21 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:14 PM

    The Ndamukong Suh defense, eh? Yeah, I’m sure you just had something in your eye, David.

  17. weswelkerspornstash says: Sep 6, 2012 8:14 PM

    There’s no crying in football

  18. doe22us says: Sep 6, 2012 8:21 PM

    At least he cares.

  19. marygratton18 says: Sep 6, 2012 8:29 PM

    Of course there is crying in football. Every week. So what. Kid just didn’t have the white crying towel handy to drape over his head.

  20. SparkyGump says: Sep 6, 2012 8:32 PM

    Yes, he was crying but, no, that’s not a bad thing. It was a sign of his passion. Cut him some slack.

  21. m1000be says: Sep 6, 2012 8:45 PM

    I think he should just admit it. I respect the fact that he was so passionate about it and didn’t just shrug it off as “no big thing”. He realizes the chances he has and knows when he blows one.

  22. pixelito says: Sep 6, 2012 8:57 PM

    I’m sure many didn’t think the Giants would sniff the playoffs after they lost in week 1 last year.

  23. caseyanthonymunoz says: Sep 6, 2012 9:01 PM

    I forgot just how Eli was until watching that game last night. Without a great defense and two lucky catches, this guy barely breaks the top 10 in QB.

  24. tomnickle says: Sep 6, 2012 9:04 PM

    Whether or not the guy was crying he was obviously upset that he fumbled. I don’t know which media members decided to out his alleged crying but they should be ashamed of themselves.

    I hope they never get a meaningful interview or quote out of him for the next ten years.

  25. eaglescomments says: Sep 6, 2012 9:10 PM

    Yeah right and the Browns are the best team in football, no need to fraud David, I seen you cry that river.

  26. exibitsman says: Sep 6, 2012 9:12 PM

    He said. He is passionate about the game.
    Man up you lil bitch you were crying on national tv. Millions of people seen you
    These dude’s are soft azz bitches crying like a lil girl because you dropped the damm ball

  27. kiopta1 says: Sep 6, 2012 9:13 PM

    The correct answer is….your damn right I was crying because I am that passionate about this team and winning. I won’t let you down again. Just man up to the truth

  28. philvil41 says: Sep 6, 2012 9:17 PM

    Yes he was

  29. t8ertot says: Sep 6, 2012 9:19 PM

    What else would you expect from a Hokie?

  30. abninf says: Sep 6, 2012 9:26 PM

    Awww, poor thing. America’s Team mad him cry.

  31. tigershark49 says: Sep 6, 2012 9:42 PM

    He fumbled more tears than footballs.

  32. joeyd524 says: Sep 6, 2012 9:47 PM

    I would bet any eagle/Dallas fan any amount that the giants have a better 2012 than your over hyped team.

  33. arzcardinals says: Sep 6, 2012 9:49 PM

    If he wasn’t crying he needs to see the team doc about his eyes leaking.
    Sorry bud, we all have HD TV’s…you were crying.
    There’s no shame in crying. There is shame in trying to lie about it.

  34. godofwine330 says: Sep 6, 2012 9:49 PM

    I have a Samsung 55″ LED TV and a DirecTV HD box and that said he was crying. He looked like he was about to cry when he came off the field. He kept his his helmet on because he was crying.

    There’s no crying in baseball…err, football. Not for crying after a fumble in game one. Now pull an Earnest Byner and then cry.

  35. antneejay2 says: Sep 6, 2012 9:50 PM

    David Wilson: I wasn’t crying after I fumbled.

    Your coach was.

  36. keeppounding says: Sep 6, 2012 9:58 PM

    I would have liked to see Tom give the kid a chance to bounce back and recover. He’s a rookie after all in the first game on one of the biggest stages. just sayin.
    go panthers

  37. chucknorrisrules says: Sep 6, 2012 10:00 PM

    Man up girlyman! Can anyone imagine any of the greats crying over a fumble? Jack Lambert, Chuck Bednarick, Dick Butkis? Even Joes Theismann didnt cry when LT ripped his leg in half. Its coming..NFFL (National Flag Football League)

  38. jwreck says: Sep 6, 2012 10:02 PM

    How is this a headline? Of course Wilson says he wasn’t crying. The actual news story would be “David Wilson: I was crying after I fumbled”. Of course, that story would be immediately followed by “Steve Weatherford tweets video of Jason Pierre-Paul dumping David Wilson in the middle of Antarctica”.

  39. deadeye says: Sep 6, 2012 10:08 PM

    “I wasn’t crying after I fumbled, I was chopping onions on the sidelines.”

  40. drewzducks says: Sep 6, 2012 10:09 PM

    That’s ok David you’re not alone. I was crying during the last Patriots game I watched.

  41. detroitrollin22 says: Sep 6, 2012 10:53 PM

    That was his knock coming out of college

  42. mimitaroo says: Sep 6, 2012 11:07 PM

    giantsfanlewis says: Sep 6, 2012 8:12 PM

    @laeaglesfan

    How about your franchise make it to as many superbowls as Eli has won before you start talking about his picks

    ===========

    uhhhhhh, they have, silly

  43. holahey123 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:12 PM

    He didn’t cry but he choked.

  44. johnnylightning13 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:15 PM

    No way the G-men get to the playoffs… You read it here…

  45. raqaiw says: Sep 6, 2012 11:27 PM

    He wasn’t crying,he was chopping onions!

  46. gammynomnom says: Sep 6, 2012 11:30 PM

    Non story. Im a Cowboys fan and I admire him for getting so upset. What was he supposed to do after a drive killing fumble.. The Salsa?

  47. bluebongzilla says: Sep 6, 2012 11:38 PM

    Yeah he was crying like the rest of them.

  48. oside760 says: Sep 6, 2012 11:40 PM

    yes he was crying. stupid rookie. get a grip

  49. bluebongzilla says: Sep 6, 2012 11:41 PM

    Crying because you fumbled is pouting. Crying because your team lost a game is passion. Don’t confuse the two. Tom Coughlin didn’t, and that’s why he took this kid out.

  50. yaknowken says: Sep 6, 2012 11:42 PM

    I know David, you weren’t crying; you were just cutting onions when you came off the field! It’s not that serious dawg, it’s okay to cry…the NFL for you can mean: Not For Long(as in your career) if you don’t get this issue addressed quickly! Adding to the number of great backs with a fumble issue=out of the league!

  51. j0esixpack says: Sep 6, 2012 11:58 PM

    Are Giants fans still convinced they should be #1 in the power rankings?

  52. magicbucs says: Sep 7, 2012 12:37 AM

    The giants looked terrible as a team. But don’t they always and somehow win 2 recent superbowls lol. Pisses me off in fantasy ; Eli, Cruz and the Defense didn’t do much for my ff team. Jerks lol

  53. sasattack says: Sep 7, 2012 12:43 AM

    I saw the tear start from inside corner of his right eye and flow perfectly underneath the eye. Coughlin knew he was so distraught he said “it’s okay” to him. Facts r Facts! Nice seeing the kid cared but he has to learn to control his emotions.

  54. cap1378 says: Sep 7, 2012 12:43 AM

    It’s all fun and games until we win the super bowl. Check ur your teams b4 you post. You wish you had the class the giants organization had. The cowboys played a solid fundamental game last night. We dropped passes didn’t run the ball and had a nicked up secondary. Nonetheless we were still in it. Eagles fans shut your mouth! U have a lot to prove before you can speak. Cowboy fans just get it done u have a lot of talent. We’ll see you in the playoffs at 9-7. Redskins who?

  55. reppster says: Sep 7, 2012 12:49 AM

    Bitter NFC East fans in this topic!

  56. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 7, 2012 7:22 AM

    First off who cares if he was crying he if he was so be it he will learn not to wear his feelings in public. I would rather have a rookie cry then fight dogs or make tv ads.

    Now for the Philly fans a reminder for you Eli has won 2 more super bowls then your team ever has.

    And for you fine folks in Dallas Eli has won more Super Bowls then Romo has won playoff games.

    As a lifetime fan of the Giants I have no idea if they will make the playoffs this year.

    But if not I will not be too upset as in 5 years they have not just made the playoffs 3 times they have also WON the Super Bowl twice.
    Other then Pitt can anyone else do that ?

    It is not how you start the race but how you finish

  57. jasons81 says: Sep 7, 2012 8:41 AM

    “I wasn’t crying after I fumbled… I was crying after I got benched”

  58. kev86 says: Sep 7, 2012 10:34 AM

    I like the kids passion. I’ll take a couple of tears over a lazy punk.

    And I doubt he hits his mother.

  59. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 7, 2012 11:42 AM

    Yes you were. Need to be dumped into a cold tub of ice!

  60. bleedsnyblue says: Sep 7, 2012 12:44 PM

    Shake it off, kid. It’s one play in one game. You’ll redeem yourself, and become a standout before long. And we’ll all be glad you wear the Blue!

  61. bigd93 says: Sep 7, 2012 7:01 PM

    maybe he was crying because the cowboys didnt draft him

  62. umainebearman says: Sep 7, 2012 10:51 PM

    “I like the kids passion. I’ll take a couple of tears over a lazy punk.”

    Thats good because you have both. Stone Hands Bennett has his first and last TD of the year. He showed his true colors when he flat out dropped that 3rd down pass on the sidelines. Coach Coughlin has a history of benching butter fingered running backs and he stuck to it. Did DJ Ware have a history of fumbling? I actually thought he was pretty good.

  63. jpgusto says: Sep 8, 2012 2:11 PM

    Hey at least he’ll go out there and try hard to improve his game. Looks like he has a good work ethic and that is a good trait to have in a young running back. Better to fumble early in the first game than pull a Kyle Williams, poor guy that must of sucked.

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