Giants rookie David Wilson says that he was not crying after fumble.
Giants running back David Wilson has been clowned a bit for crying after he fumbled during the first professional game of his career.
The image of the act was seemingly caught on camera and broadcast for the world to see.
It’s taken a couple of days but Wilson is stepping up to explain the situation.
“Nah, I wasn’t crying but I was definitely upset,’’ Wilson told the New York Post. “But, I think it would have been a lot worse if I was smiling or feeling good about it. I am passionate about the game and I know that is something I have been working on and not wanting to do and for it to happen on my second carry in the opening game, I was highly disappointed.’’
Wilson was benched after he lost control of the ball and hopefully learned a lesson from in regards to both looking like he was crying ( wink, wink) and dropping the ball to begin with.
His coach Tom Coughlin was certainly no-nonsense in regards to what is probably the most annoying question he has had to answer this week.
“Everybody says ‘Well, you didn’t play him after that,’ ’’ Coughlin said. “Well, we’re playing the opening game of the year. It’s a divisional game. We had just driven the ball. We’re going to be a bit reluctant. This is not preseason. Let’s go for Stage 2 here. This is serious business now.’’
Who knows the Giants may solve the problem in the same manner that they did with Tiki Barber who at one point fumbled with an excruciating amount of regularity.