The last time the New York Giants had a pair of 1,000-yard running backs was back in the 2008 season. Running backs Andre Brown and David Wilson are hope to break that streak and put up huge numbers in 2013-14.
“It ain’t like they haven’t produced two 1,000-yard backs before in the same season,” Brown recently told the Daily News. “I believe that we’re capable of doing that.”
Earlier in the off-season, Brown set lofty expectations for 2013, as he feels that he can rush for 1,300 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Giants. Last season, his breakout season with the Giants, Brown had 385 yards with eight touchdowns and became the team's featured goal-line back, before a broken leg landed him on the injured reserve late in the season.
Wilson is preparing to be the Giants featured back and take the place of Ahmad Bradshaw, who was released in February after six seasons and two Super Bowls with the team. Just like Brown, Wilson has the confidence that the duo can perform at a high level.
“We’ve definitely got the capability to do that,” added Wilson. “We’ve just got to work hard in the offseason.”
In his rookie season of a year ago, Wilson rushed for 358 yards and four touchdowns in limited time at running back. Wilson also showed off his blazing speed as the teams kick returner, averaging 26.9 yards per return.
With Wilson now in the mix full-time, Brown feels that he won't be as injury prone and will be able to stay on the field longer to help the team. On the other side, with Brown and Wilson's running styles, teams won't be able to focus on one area of the offense.
“We’re both working hard, and we’re going to play off each other,” Wilson said. “He’s a bigger back, and I’ve got breakaway speed. We can make things happen.”
Wilson and Brown are just two parts of what is expected to be a very high-octane Giants offense in the upcoming season, one that is expected to score a lot of points in 2013.
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