Wednesday, August 8, 2012
RBs coach discusses Wilson, Brown, Scott
By Ryan Hayner
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Running backs coach Jerald Ingram can see the talent first-round pick David Wilson brings to the field.
Now the goal is finding out where Wilson, listed on the team's unofficial depth chart as the No. 2 running back behind starter Ahmad Bradshaw, fits and how best to utilize his big-play ability.
"We want to make sure that he is secure with the ball, he's protecting the quarterback. We'll find the right plays where we can utilize his speed," Ingram said. "If he's not ready ... we'll do some other things to find out what he can do and not worry about what he can't do. He is going to be an integral part of what we do this year, somehow, someway."
• Ingram called third-year pro Andre Brown a question mark the team is looking forward to finding out about in preseason play. "Andre Brown, who's an every-down kind of guy, extremely athletic, can change direction, has good lateral speed, can get in and out of a hole, can catch the ball extremely well, has the size to pick up 240-, 250-pound linebackers. Where is he right now in the stage of our offense? We think he's a lot further than he's ever been right now."
• Da'Rel Scott, in his second season, has missed time in camp with injuries. "He's linear, he can get up field, he's got good finish speed when he gets going," Ingram said. "He hasn't been on the field an awful lot. We haven't played him in a game. Hopefully, we can get him in the game and see what he can do. I want, and we want to see an every-down kind of guy who has some size, who has some quickness, who has some finish speed, who can catch the ball out of the backfield, but can he be a continuous playmaker? Can he take care of our quarterback? That's what we want to see out of him."