On Monday New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was on 660 WFAN in New York with Boomer and Carton (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and said that rookie David Wilson is the fastest running back they’ve ever had on the roster.
“The thing about David Wilson is he’s the fastest running back we’ve ever had,” said Manning. “I mean, this guy’s quick, he’s explosive, so that’s kind of exciting. Our running backs over the years have been the powerful, big guy. With those young guys at running back, it’s all about learning protections. If I start changing plays, they have to know exactly what they’re doing, the routes off that and blocking guys. You slowly work them in, you have a small amount of plays in a special package for them that they can get comfortable with and then you get them in the mix.”
I believe Wilson will be a great compliment to Ahmad Bradshaw, even though he’s not a physical back. He has the speed and explosiveness that Bradshaw lacks, which will be a nice change-up for the Giants offense.