David Wilson is a 210-pound meteor ready to flash across NFL skies now that Ahmad Bradshaw is no longer in his way. General manager Jerry Reese did backflips in the Giants war room when Wilson still was on the board at the end of the first round of the 2012 draft and Wilson would love nothing better than to be Flip Wilson again this season. “When I score a touchdown I get excited so ... “If I don’t do it again it will be tough to let it go” Wilson told The Post. “I think a majority of fans enjoy it a lot more than the ones that don’t.” Will you be doing backflips this year? “We’ll see” he said with a chuckle. You haven’t been told not to have you? “I’ve been told not to” he said with a smile. Wilson was given that reminder by the coaching staff at the start of training camp. It was suggested to him if he did a backflip in the end zone he might have to avoid Coach Coughlin on the sidelines. “I think at the end of the day he’ll just be happy I scored a touchdown and I’m healthy and I’m ready to run another play” Wilson said with another smile. Reese swears the Giants had Wilson rated ahead of Doug Martin who enjoyed a banner rookie season (1454 rushing yards 11 touchdowns) with Tampa Bay. Wilson (71-358 four touchdowns last season) said he believes he can have similar success. “I look at [Martin] and I get motivated” he said. “When you look at other running backs — not just him other running backs in the NFL Adrian Peterson and even going back to LaDainian Tomlinson Clinton Portis Doug Martin Trent Richardson — I mean all these guys having success it gets you motivated so you can’t wait till your opportunity comes and hopefully you can have the same success.” Wilson found himself in Coughlin’s doghouse for a short while after a Week 1 fumble. So when you ask him the biggest lesson.
Giants RB David Wilson eager to make leap this season
New York Post | Aug 2