Giants coach Tom Coughlin made it clear that David Wilson’s reputation was unacceptable.
But he wasn’t ready to declare that he was done with the former first-rounder, who was benched for the second straight year because of fumbles.
He had two of the team’s six turnovers in last night’s loss to the Cowboys.
“Give us a little time to work on this thing,” Coughlin said, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com. “He’s still very much in our thoughts. He’s got to play. He’s a very talented young man. But you just can’t do that. Every time they touch you, you’re going to turn the ball over? The plays looked like they were over to me [before the strips]. . . .
“All we talked about all week long was they were coming to strip the ball. We can be better. He can get better at that. He can run with two hands on the ball just like anybody else. Not going to play unless they can hang onto the ball. It’s demoralizing to the whole team. He is a talented young man. We will get him right even if he has to run around the field with two balls. We need him!”
Wilson was downcast, as you might imagine, considering he went through this a year ago.
“That’s a tough position to be in,” Wilson said. “God never gives you more than you can handle. Everything happens for a reason. I’m just gonna keep working hard. I’m at the bottom now. So nowhere to go but up from here. That’s really all I got.”
Unless (or until) they add a veteran back this week, it’s Wilson’s to fix for the time being, with Andre Brown on short-term IR. Other Giants backs have done it, but he’s going to have to put in the work.