RB Wilson's confidence growing

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants rookie running back David Wilson set the bar pretty high for himself last week.

“Now, I look at it as like every two carries I gotta score a touchdown,” said Wilson, who scored for the first time as a pro on a 40-yard run late in the fourth quarter of his team’s 41-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Wilson was joking.

But seriously ...

David Wilson

David Wilson

#22 RB
New York Giants

2012 STATS

  • Rush8
  • Yds52
  • TD1
  • Rec1
  • Yds3
  • TD0

“It does give me confidence to go out there and score a touchdown with the limited plays I had that game,” he said. “Now, I’m hoping to go out there and see what I can do with more carries.”

Wilson is expected to get more carries on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers with backup Andre Brown out due to a concussion.

“I would imagine so, but you never know,” Wilson said. “I’m just gonna be ready when they call on me to go out there.”

Wilson said he will continue to return kickoffs, even if his role as a running back is increased.

Wilson said the biggest thing he brings behind starter Ahmad Bradshaw is his speed.

The biggest adjustment he’s faced in the NFL?

“It’s just getting used to the flow of the game,” he said. “With experience, you get better and more used to it.”

During his football career, Wilson has always come in as a situational back.

He hopes to do something explosive every time he touches the ball.

“This nothing new for me. I just want to be prepared when the coach’s call my name and juts take advantage,” Wilson said.