As a rookie, RB David Wilson landed in New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin’s doghouse after struggling with turnovers. Last season, Coughlin had other options in the backfield to turn to but Wilson is supposed to be the Giants’ lead back this season. As New York opened the season on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, Wilson contributed two of the team’s six turnovers on Sunday night.
Wilson was benched last night, but Coughlin would not comment on his future when asked by reporters after the Giants loss. According the ESPNNewYork, Coughlin told reporters, “He’s got to play. He’s a very talented young man. But you can’t do that. Everytime they touch you, you’re going to turn the ball over? ”
Wilson is going to have to get a handle on these turnovers or he will find his way to the bench for a long period of time. Coughlin will bring someone else in to carry the ball. He is a very stubborn head coach and will sit Wilson, first-round pick or not, until he can find a way to stop fumbling. Wilson has two fumbles in just seven touches this season.
Watch to see if the Giants bring in any veteran backs this week for try outs. Beanie Wells is still a free agent. Jonathan Dwyer is off the market as the Steelers will reportedly re-sign with his former team as early as this afternoon.