Going into his rookie season with the New York Giants, running back David Wilson set some lofty goals for himself. It's something he does prior to the start of each season dating all the way back to high school, and something he'll do again this year. However, after only a year under head coach Tom Coughlin, Wilson realizes that although compiling big numbers for the back of your football card looks good, in the end, it's all about the W.
"I’m not worried about the carries or the yards or stats. It doesn’t mean as much as winning games and us working together to make the running game effective so the passing game can be effective," Wilson said at mini-camp. "When you balance out the two that’s when you win games and we definitely need to win games because the Super Bowl is here this year. That’s where I want to be."
Wilson also realizes, with both Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs no longer around the locker-room, he needs to step up his game and fill part of the void that has been left. One of the primary ways of doing that is ensuring the coaches have confidence in him.
"I have to be really precise in practice and give the coaches confidence. I know they have it in me and I’ve been looking good and doing what I need to do so far. I just got to get better and better each day, use this offseason to be as effective as I can when the season starts," he said.
So far, it would seem as if the Giants are exuding that same "All In" mentality that recently won them their fourth Super Bowl championship. Now it's all a matter of staying healthy and following through.
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