After last week’s breakout performance by running back David Wilson, the New York Giants are very happy about what they saw from their rookie back.
“He did a terrific job for us,” offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said, per Newsday. “We’re ecstatic.”
Gilbride said he was impressed by Wilson’s 52-yard touchdown run, but his physical play made him happiest. “I didn’t know he’d be able to run over a linebacker the way he did, which was tremendous to see,” Gilbride said. “He’s just getting better and better. I think his comfort level is growing and he’s making fewer mistakes and his entry decisions in the run game are giving him a better chance to use the skills he has, which is his toughness and speed.”
There’s a good chance that Wilson will be forced to start for Ahmad Bradshaw this week. Bradshaw hasn’t been practicing as he continues to nurse a sprained knee.