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Coughlin already tired of talking about David Wilson

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin calls running back Michael Cox towards him during the second half of their NFL football game against the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas Reuters

It appears the only thing Giants head coach Tom Coughlin hates more than David Wilson fumbling is being asked about David Wilson fumbling.

Coughlin had to know it was coming in the first full day back at practice after the former first-rounder coughed it up twice against the Cowboys. And he said early on that Wilson was “careless” and that he was a “marked man” for opposing defenses.

But then the normally even-keeled coach lost patience.

Geez. Man, oh man, oh man, oh man,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “I can’t say any more about David Wilson, except that if I watch him in practice and his technique doesn’t improve, I’ll let you know. OK? I’ll let you know.

“In practice he’s going to have to have the ball in that position all the time, not just when he thinks he’s running free and there’s nobody around him. I want to see the ball in the right spot all the time.

“And quite frankly there’s nowhere else to go with this. I don’t know what else to say to you. I realize it’s a major issue for everybody. But there’s a way to carry the ball and there’s a way to protect the ball. Ball security is No. 1. And that’s what he’s going to have to demonstrate.”

So Tom, about Wilson, . . .

Coughlin added a “Let’s talk about David Wilson!” when he left the stage after his press conference.

If he’s this salty with reporters talking about Wilson, imagine for a moment what it’s like to be Wilson himself.

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14 Responses to “Coughlin already tired of talking about David Wilson”
  1. oceans18 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:21 PM

    Hold the ball and we won’t talk about you maybe?

  2. nananatman says: Sep 11, 2013 1:27 PM

    They should make him carry around a cinderblock like a football all day long. Bet he won’t drop the ball on Sunday. Wait, fill a ball with cement.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 11, 2013 1:28 PM

    Well if you let the public know everything they wanted to know then they probably wouldn’t have questions right now. So how is the media supposed to take your word for it that you will tell them about everything they want to know? Hence the reason for more questions to get information. Give whatever info you want, but leave the flustered frustrations and attitude at home or back in your office. Now’s the time to show professionalism and composure. Oh well it’s not like I’m worried if the Giants aren’t going to be a competitive team.

  4. justintuckrule says: Sep 11, 2013 1:30 PM

    Dear Dallas,

    Thank you for giving us the gift of an ugly early season defeat, causing our coach to have a migraine and making us bring back the heart and soul of 2x SB champions. We were missing our identity and now it is back. The NFC East is now on notice. We’re coming to steamroll you like we’ve done for the better part of this millennium.

  5. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 11, 2013 1:39 PM

    He’s giving the media crap so he looks like he’s got Wilson’s back. What’s new? He says he has to protect the ball but for the love of Pete quit asking him questions about it. How many times can you ask someone the same thing. I think it was a good move by the coach and will play well in the locker room and the RB meeting room.

  6. changsteinelgamal says: Sep 11, 2013 2:02 PM

    Fans who say “we” like they’re on the roster = lamers

  7. scaredhitless says: Sep 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    In two weeks:

    “Coughlin already tired of talking about Brandon Jacobs”

  8. ccjcsr says: Sep 11, 2013 2:10 PM

    The NY media is having a feast talking about Wilson, he fumbled to the best team in the NFC East.

    #getoverit

  9. trollaikman8 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:19 PM

    #2ndBestTeamInNY

    How soon before Tiki and his reptilian mug is back in blue?

  10. pintadera2000 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:22 PM

    Dear Dallas,

    Thank you for giving us the gift of an ugly early season defeat, causing our coach to have a migraine and making us bring back the heart and soul of 2x SB champions. We were missing our identity and now it is back. The NFC East is now on notice. We’re coming to steamroll you like we’ve done for the better part of this millennium.

    —————————————————————————–

    The Giants actually have 4 Lombardi trophies, which is one less than the Cowboys. The Cowboys have the best D in the NFC East this year; they will sweep your Giants and win the division.

  11. papichulo55 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:56 PM

    @pintadera, be careful with your history lessons. The average age of an NFL player is about 26, which means that your Cowboys have been irrelevant in Super Bowl conversations for the playing careers of most of the League!

  12. justintuckrule says: Sep 11, 2013 3:54 PM

    @pintadera – it’s cute that you don’t know the definition of this “millenium”.

  13. tundratommy says: Sep 11, 2013 4:51 PM

    That’s ironic…..I’m already tired of hearing about him.

  14. kev86 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:57 PM

    Coach Coughlin is the best. Old school. Go Giants!

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