Big Blue Morning: Time to trust Wilson?

September, 18, 2013
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Your daily morning check-in on news and notes about and of interest to the New York Giants.

The news of the day: Totally get the point Tom Coughlin is trying to make with David Wilson. Totally understand its importance. If Wilson is going to keep fumbling, it's too damaging to the offense to give him 15-20 carries per game. However, other than two season openers against Dallas, there's not much evidence that Wilson's a chronic fumbler. So I agree with Ohm Youngmisuk, who writes that Coughlin needs to give Wilson the ball and accept the risk given his other options and the current state of the Giants' running game. The problem is that Coughlin's pretty well dug in on this one, and to just change gears now may not be something he's comfortable doing.

Behind enemy lines: The Carolina Panthers are 0-2 and their quarterback may be trying too hard. Sound familiar? Yeah, Sunday's is a critical game for both of these teams. But Cam Newton doesn't have as much in the bank with his fans as Eli Manning has with his, and this would be a huge win for him.

Around the division: Former Eagles coach Andy Reid is bringing his Kansas City Chiefs to Philadelphia for this week's Thursday night game. Big emotional night down there in Philly, where they'll be retiring Donovan McNabb's number as well. Reid's 2-0 with the Chiefs, who the Giants would do well to watch, since they have to play them in Week 4. I'm personally fascinated to see what Reid's got for the Eagles on Thursday. He can say whatever he wants, but he wouldn't be human if he didn't desperately want to win this game for a million different personal reasons.

Around the league: Remember the 2009 draft, when six wide receivers went in the first round and lots of folks thought the Giants would take Rutgers product Kenny Britt and they took Hakeem Nicks instead? Good call, even with all of Nicks' injury problems. Britt's been one huge wreck after another during his NFL career, and he may be paving his way out of Tennessee.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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