Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is still not ready to commit to David Wilson as his starting running back, at least publicly. When Coughlin was asked Wednesday if Wilson will start this weekend versus the Broncos, Coughlin simply responded, "We'll see." However, Coughlin also restated, "We need him."
Wilson lost two fumbles in the team's opening game. Dan Graziano of ESPN New York opined Wednesday that the Giants "are going to give Wilson an opportunity to prove that the fumbling was a one-game issue."
If Wilson continues to lose the ball, he should lose considerable playing time. But after one bad week, do you really think the Giants are going to abandon their 2012 first-round pick for Da'Rel Scott ? For Brandon Jacobs ? Coughlin would be crazy to do that. Wilson should be right back out there on Sunday, taking the majority of the carries against Denver. Feel free to downgrade him because of his Week 1 performance, but he is still a very solid flex option at least.