Monday, January 28, 2013
The Giants' lead RB in 2013
By Tim Kavanagh
One of the big storylines this offseason for the New York Giants is determining who, amongst their three candidates, will be the team's lead running back for the 2013 season.
Though a case can be made for Andre Brown to some degree, it's more a debate between the merits of Ahmad Bradshaw -- the incumbent -- and rising second-year pro David Wilson, who came on strong at the tail end of the 2012 season. Wilson will certainly have an extensive role for the Giants on special teams again in 2013 -- his work in the return game answered a big question that was raised in the 2012 preseason -- but the extent of his work at RB is yet to be determined.
Nevertheless, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com believes that Wilson has what it takes to be in this role:
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"Wilson came on strong late in the 2012 season, with 230 of his 358 rushing yards coming in three of the last four games. He started two of the last three and gave the Giants a glimpse of what he can do as a No. 1 back. GM Jerry Reese said Wilson can carry the load of being a starter."