New York Giants running back David Wilson spent a portion of his Tuesday speaking with retired running back Tiki Barber about his fumbling issues. But that wasn't the only advice Wilson would receive this week, as former Giant Ahmad Bradshaw, now with the Indianapolis Colts, also reached out to the youngster and helped advise him on techniques aimed at eliminating fumbles.
“He’ll have those two fumbles in the back of his head for the rest of the year, and I think that’ll help him," Bradshaw told the New York Post. “He’ll get stronger from it and I don’t think that’ll happen with David too much anymore."
Like Wilson, and even Barber before him, Bradshaw struggled with fumbles earlier in his career. In fact, during the 2010 season, Bradshaw faced a life on the bench after losing six fumbles. But, following in the footsteps a Tiki, Bradshaw refined the way he held the ball and his fumbling issues promptly came to an end.
“I’ve been in that same predicament, and it’s all mental," Bradshaw said. “As a running back, it gets into your head."
After a week of receiving quality advise from those who overcame similar difficulties, Wilson is ready to put all of these new lessons to the test. And facing an 0-2 hole, he knows that he and the team can't afford the same mistakes. So look for Wilson to don an entirely new way of holding the ball on Sunday afternoon, and look for that ball to stay off of the ground.
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