New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride told the media that running back David Wilson has made “significant” improvement in pass protection, but he’s “still not 100 percent.”
“You see a guy like David Wilson, who started with no clue on who to block, much less how to block, to a pretty good understanding of what it is that he has to do,” Gilbride said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “Now it is a matter of doing it. And it is a matter of getting better at it. He is still not 100 percent.”
Gilbride likes the way Wilson has approached everything this offseason and wants to see him improve with catching passed out of the backfield as well as “become a good pass protector.”
“He still makes mistakes but there has certainly been some significant [growth],” Gilbride added. “Now until you get the pads on -– and he has to show that he, as a smaller guy, can do the things necessary that other small backs in this league have done –- you are still kind of holding your breath when you see him.”
It’s not like Andre Brown is much better with protecting the quarterback. He blew a few assignments last season as well.