David Wilson, Brandon Jacobs, and Da’Rel Scott each have had dismal performances in the backfield for the New York Giants. The running back trio finished last Sunday with 23 rushing yards on 19 carries. The offense has struggled in the early parts of the season and can’t seem to get rid of the fumble bug.
“We’ve just got to go back and have chemistry with our O-line,” Wilson said. “The running backs are working hard so eventually we’ll get on track.”
The offense needs to start performing. Week 3 is important; luckily the Giants are playing the slumping Carolina Panthers.
With a big defensive line and star linebacker Luke Kuechly on the opposite side of the ball, the Panthers will not be easy to move the ball against. The Panthers are hungry after a last second loss to E.J. Manuel and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Wilson and the Giants feel like they are better than their record indicates. There were a lot of question marks leading into the 2013 campaign and the Giants are showing they still haven’t figured certain problems out during the early portion of the season.
“We’ve got a lot of playmakers on this team, a lot of guys that are used to winning, so we’re going back to practice and we’re going to get this thing back on the right path and go out there and execute the plays on gameday,” noted Wilson.
The offensive line has been unable to keep pressure away from Eli Manning and the running backs. There were several occasions during the Denver Broncos game that Jacobs was hit right when he received the handoff from Manning.
Manning has continued his bad luck from last season, throwing seven interceptions in two games. The only bright spot on offense has been the play of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, but even with their stellar performance, the Giants have stumble out of the gates.
Big Blue is looking for answers on offense. They are desperate in finding ways to light up the scoreboard. Head Coach Tom Coughlin even put Wilson back on the kickoff team in an attempt to get him comfortable again.
“”I really like being back there,” Wilson explained. “I wish I could have gotten something to set a spark. This game we definitely needed it. I’ll get into a rhythm back there and hopefully I can keep it up.”
The Giants backfield looks lost. They signed Brandon Jacobs last Tuesday so that he could help ignite the offense, but he was unable to provide spark the Giants needed. Big Blue lost their two headed attack when Andre Brown went down during preseason. Wilson has been unable to carry the workload and has not been the explosive runner the Giants were hoping for. It’s time for Wilson and the rest of the offense to show up and stop with the careless errors because coach Coughlin is growing tired of his team’s mistakes.