When the New York Giants released their unofficial depth chart late last week, running backs David Wilson and Andre Brown were listed as the co-starters. And despite lofty goals being set by each — which included 1,300 yards and 22 TDs for Brown — the duo is more than okay with splitting carries.
"We’re both going to contribute," Wilson said on Sunday. "The depth chart is a political thing, something that they have to put out there so the fans and other teams will know."
Still, like Brown and his goals, Wilson plans to strive for his … even if he and Brown end up splitting carries.
“I have the chance to be the starting tailback for the New York Giants,” Wilson said. “The Super Bowl is here this year so my main focus this season is going in, wherever and whenever I can contribute. And whenever I’m on the field, I definitely want to have an effect on the game in a positive way so we can win as many games as possible and make that run for the Super Bowl.”
Meanwhile, for Brown, he's stepped away from the goals he set for himself earlier. Not because he doesn't feel he can reach them, but because he feels, even in a two-back system, that he might be selling himself short.
"I'm going to go back on that because somebody once told me, don't set personal goals because you don't want to sell yourself short of them," Brown said. "I'm just going to go out here and play ball and just let the numbers take care of themselves."
As always, and with every position, health will be a key to success for the Giants and their two young running backs in 2013.
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