Giants running back David Wilson stepped onto the “Sunday Night Football” stage this week and sent a bold message to the world. That message was, in essence, “Hey, I’m not very good at being a running back.”
Wilson did more than his part in a 36-31 loss to Dallas, fumbling twice early, whiffing on several crucial blocks and accruing a grand total of 19 rushing yards en route to being benched for backup Da’Rel Scott. It was not good.
Now it appears that Wilson has another bold message, this one for Giants fans.
In a moment of frustration, Wilson took to Twitter Tuesday with a few choice words for the many, many new critics he earned on Sunday.
“Ayy to fantasy participants and pissed Giants fans ur irrelevant to me!!!” Wilson wrote. “Nobody wants me to succeed more than ME!!! WATCH US WORK!”
The outburst didn’t sit well with fans, many of whom felt that, rather than spending his time lashing out at the Giants faithful, Wilson could have been working on, say, not dropping the ball every time he touched it.
“David Wilson fumbled his phone shortly after that tweet,” wrote one fan.
Wilson’s Twitter-fit was followed up on Tuesday by the announcement that the Giants had re-signed longtime running back Brandon Jacobs, who owns the franchise record with 56 rushing touchdowns. The signing likely had as much to do with the loss of running back Andre Brown, who fractured his leg in the preseason, as it did with Wilson’s fumblitis. Still, it must have put the holy fear in the 22-year-old Wilson, who seemed to undergo a rather swift and dramatic change of heart.
“S/O to all our supporters and big blue nation,” Wilson wrote later that evening. “Let’s go get these wins the fans deserve every win we get #wegonegetit”
Precious. It remains to be seen, however, whether Giants fans are ready to forgive and forget. That may depend very much on the state of Wilson’s ball security on Sunday.
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