Tom Coughlin will likely split carries between Wilson and Brown, who should complement each other well. While Wilson brings the home-run threat, Brown offers the Giants a well-rounded option. He can run with power, can catch out of the backfield, block and excel in the short-yardage game.
If Brown is healthy after breaking his leg last year, don’t be surprised to see the former well-traveled running back get the majority of carries in some games. He should be the goal-line back again. With Bradshaw gone, the coaches might trust the veteran Brown a bit more than Wilson at the moment. But they also love Wilson’s explosive ability and acknowledge his improvement from last year. Coughlin will likely go with the hot hand and whomever he trusts in crunch time. Either way, the combination should offer some diversity to the running game.
Wilson and Brown played well last season and both are capable of getting the job done. The Giants would be smart to go with the hot hand on a week to week basis.