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Wilson out for the season per ESPN

Posted: 8/4/2014 1:18 PM

Wilson out for the season per ESPN 


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Posted: 8/4/2014 2:52 PM

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Wilson will be placed on season-ending IR.  Doctors have advised him to not play football anymore.

It appears to be a sad ending to what could have been a very promising, productive NFL career.  However, it's good that he found out about this early.  He's able to walk away from the game, the key word here being "walk".

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Posted: 8/4/2014 3:02 PM

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It's too bad.  With Wilson (and maybe they still will) the Giants really had the making of having a dyanmic set of RB's between Wilson, Jennings, Williams, and even Hillis.

I am always very critical of athletes who demand these huge contracts and handcuff the organizations they play for, but here's the proof of why you need to earn as much as you can as quickly as you can.  Just like that, Wilson's NFL career is over.  

It sucks for the Giants and it sucks for the fans, but you have to really, really feel bad for Wilson himself.  Hard imagine how devastating it would be to be told at such a young age your career dream is over.    Hope his VA Tech degree can open some other doors.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 3:02 PM

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so we all waited a week for confirmation.

In reality he was never gonna be NYG #1 RB under TC.

the injury to take him off the roster now opens up a slot on the team.

IMO jemmings and williams should be our RB and by end of season I hope to see williams getting more than jennings.

as for 3 yd hillis. for me no reason to keep him.

hynoski and conner complement at FB

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Posted: 8/4/2014 3:35 PM

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This is sad,but the Giants were foolish to use a number one pick on a smallish running back in the first place.   Wasting the opportunity to secure a top lineman, defensive back, or linebacker with their first pick in
the " Wilson " year will set the team back for a long time.

And this season we are seeing, again, that the Giants may have wasted their top pick on a wide receiver who can't play.  When will they learn?

 Unless a team is missing a single, specific position player for a championship run ( and it happens to be running back or wide receiver ), it never makes sense to use a first pick on a running back or on a wide receiver.  Never.

Outstanding wide receivers and running backs are available at all levels of the draft and, sometimes, in free agency.  But you don't find many outstanding offensive or defensive linemen, corners, or safeties outside the draft.

Reece and his selection committee have hurt the franchise, big time, with their draft philosophy.

And let's stay away from Va. Tech. for a while.  Hosley ( number 3 pick ) is turning out to be a total bum.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 3:39 PM

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For you old timers... do the memories of Butch Woolfolk come flooding back?
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Posted: 8/4/2014 3:40 PM

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Posted by David Wilson on Twitter and Instagram:

"At age 8 I told my #Dad I wanted to play football in THE NFL at this point in my life I have done that. Even Blessed to be drafted in the 1st round. Broke and set RECORDS, scored Touchdowns, and all that follows. It's a great feeling to live a out dream. Unfortunately that has been paused but I am blessed that I am able to walk away from this game healthy and still able to be me with no restrictions pain or struggle and So all I ask is please don't be sorry or pity ME that's just one chapter life goes on and I'm glad I can live it. Once a Giant always a #Giant  #pocketrocket"
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Posted: 8/4/2014 4:13 PM

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Below is a nice article about Wilson having to walk away from football.....


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/...-180846206.html
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Posted: 8/4/2014 4:40 PM

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Alphonso3 wrote: This is sad,but the Giants were foolish to use a number one pick on a smallish running back in the first place.   Wasting the opportunity to secure a top lineman, defensive back, or linebacker with their first pick in
the " Wilson " year will set the team back for a long time.

And this season we are seeing, again, that the Giants may have wasted their top pick on a wide receiver who can't play.  When will they learn?

 Unless a team is missing a single, specific position player for a championship run ( and it happens to be running back or wide receiver ), it never makes sense to use a first pick on a running back or on a wide receiver.  Never.

Outstanding wide receivers and running backs are available at all levels of the draft and, sometimes, in free agency.  But you don't find many outstanding offensive or defensive linemen, corners, or safeties outside the draft.

Reece and his selection committee have hurt the franchise, big time, with their draft philosophy.

And let's stay away from Va. Tech. for a while.  Hosley ( number 3 pick ) is turning out to be a total bum.
I agree fully. I never liked the Wilson pick and never saw the need for a RB at #1 when the LB position was screaming for a good player, same for the OL. Reese had to see these guys getting old and we still had a decent crew at RB. I know some people were enamored with what Wilson 'could' have brought to the Giants, but just a poor job on the scouts for never seeing he couldn't pass block worth a damn and had a fumbling problem. Sort of brings back memories of Dead Eye Cedric Jones.

Just another in a very long line of wasted #1 picks.

I have no hard feelings for Wilson. he came in here and tried to do what was expected of him. I wish him only success in whatever else he does with the rest of his life.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 4:40 PM

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wilsons career over

Im more angry at NYG scouting for making this guy a pick a number 1 pick , certainly with all the tests, prods, and such and not knowing of his physical malady
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Posted: 8/4/2014 5:23 PM

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Seriously? He's 5'9" 205

Barry Sanders: 5'8" 203
Tiki Barber: 5'9" 200
Marshall Faulk: 5'10" 2010
Reggie Bush: 5'11" 200


Alphonso3 wrote: This is sad,but the Giants were foolish to use a number one pick on a smallish running back in the first place.   
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Posted: 8/4/2014 5:44 PM

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Cowboysforumadminssuck wrote: Seriously? He's 5'9" 205

Barry Sanders: 5'8" 203
Tiki Barber: 5'9" 200
Marshall Faulk: 5'10" 2010
Reggie Bush: 5'11" 200


Alphonso3 wrote: This is sad,but the Giants were foolish to use a number one pick on a smallish running back in the first place.   
I agree its not the size. if he was gonna be great it was to be.

what irks me is a major fail by NYG scouts, health experts, doctors, trainers and anyone who was supposedly to vet this guy.

shouldve never been a #1 anyway, maybe 3rd rounder. but the powers that be.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 5:48 PM

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Well the good news is maybe we got his replacement in the 4th round :)
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Posted: 8/4/2014 7:55 PM

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I'm glad he's able to walk away from the game. One hit, and he may have never been able to walk again. 

I'm glad we live in an era where the doctors have the final say.  

Glad the Giants, IR'd him immediately and Wilson has accepted his fate. 

“I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me,” said Wilson. “I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too.”
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Posted: 8/4/2014 9:02 PM

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BamaBlue wrote: For you old timers... do the memories of Butch Woolfolk come flooding back?
The last time the Giants took a RB in the first round it was Ron Dayne in 2000.

We took Joe Montgomery in the 2nd round in 1999.

Before that, we took Tyrone Wheatley with the 17th pick in the first round in 1995.

We took Jarrod Bunch with the 27th pick in the 1st round in 1991.

We have to go to Rodney Hampton taken with the 24th pick in 1990 to find a good use of a first round pick on a RB for the Giants.  

Before Hampton, the next first round RB we took was George Adams at #18 in 1985.

And then there was Butch Woolfolk at # 18 in 1982.  

You have to go back to 1971 to find the next first round RB taken by the Giants and that Was Rocky Thompson at #18 who played 29 games for the team (racking-up 217 yards).

Since 1971, the Giants have drafted 8 RBs in the first round and all but one did not pan out at all.  

Unless the Giants have the #1 pick and there is an OJ Simpson, Earl Campbell or Adrien Peterson-can't miss kind of talent on the board, then, needless to say, I am NOT a fan of taking RBs in the first round.  Teams have to make a substantial financial commitment to sign their first round pick and RBs play a position with an extreme risk of injury.   The Risk to benefit ratio is simply not favorable.
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Posted: 8/4/2014 9:31 PM

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I too am not a fan of drafting a RB in the first round.  To be fair, the situation with Wilson is IMO simply bad luck.  He may not have worked out as a #1 RB but he clearly was an exceptional KR and very likely would have been very effective in a rotational system and a third down specialist.  Granted, that kind of player can be found in the 2nd round and beyond.  As a very late first round pick, I think the Giants would have gotten their money's worth had he stayed healthy.  Who knows, he might have evolved into a #1 RB later in his career as did Tiki.  

If we are to believe the chatter after the 2012 draft, the Giants might have drafted Randle with their 1st round pick.  Here  are the next 10 picks after Wilson.

233St. Louis RamsBrian Quick WRAppalachian StateSoCon
234Indianapolis ColtsCoby Fleener TEStanfordPac-12
235Baltimore RavensCourtney Upshaw LBAlabamaSEC from  Minnesota   [R2 - 1]
236Denver BroncosDerek Wolfe DTCincinnatiBig East from  Tampa Bay   [R2 - 2]
237Cleveland BrownsMitchell Schwartz OTCaliforniaPac-12
238Jacksonville JaguarsAndre Branch DEClemsonACC
239St. Louis RamsJanoris Jenkins CBNorth AlabamaGSC from  Washington   [R2 - 3]
240Carolina PanthersAmini Silatolu GMidwestern StateLSC
241Buffalo BillsCordy Glenn OTGeorgiaSEC
242Miami DolphinsJonathan Martin OTStanfordPac-12

Of course we can not know who was on the Giants board other than Wilson and Randle.  Schwartz or Fleener would have been very good alternative picks.  It is interesting to note that most of the other first 10 picks in the 2nd round have not worked out very well for one reason or another.
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Posted: 8/5/2014 12:22 AM

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Loved the player; hated the draft pick.

Best regards to David Wilson.

“No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink.” -Bill Parcells
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Posted: 8/5/2014 7:19 AM

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Retiring  is the only sensible thing David Wilson could do.  Good luck David.  Next man up!
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Posted: 8/5/2014 1:02 PM

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Disagree , disagree and disagree

. Feel sorry for the guy? You're kidding, right? 23 years old, a million or two in the bank and I should feel sorry for him.?
Bad pick? Most posters can only judge by results. They can't comprehend that right picks don't always work out. Ahh the correctness of hindsight. The need to criticize. The aggrandizement and grandiosity that enables a part timer to know more than the most brilliant football minds. It's one of the prime reasons for the popularity of the sport, but it's also illusionary.
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Posted: 8/5/2014 1:09 PM

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Two things.

1) There was no way to know that someone would injure their neck and have to miss the rest of their career. That is just total hindsight. No one can blame the Giants front office for not knowing something that was impossible to know.

2) As for the draft selection itself, I have always had a long standing opinion that you do not ever draft a running back in the first round. I don't care who the guy is. You can always get a very good running back from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th rounds. Heck you can even get one as an undrafted free agent. When he was selected I did not like it as I wanted a lineman or linebacker chosen. But that has nothing to do with his neck injury, just my opinion on not taking a back in the first round.

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Great teams rely on each other.

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