According to New York Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin, his running back David Wilson is “a marked man.”
Wilson fumbled twice in a Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at home, then was benched.
Coughlin said Wilson will get another chance because “we need him,” but he’s not likely to extend him a third.
“He has to overcome this issue,” Couglin said. “He’s a marked man.”
The Denver Broncos are salivating – too bad Von Miller does drugs and is busy getting arrested, cited and suspended because he’d have a field day Sunday night at The Meadowlands.
Let’s not confuse David Wilson with James Wilson, however. The latter is from Durango and won the Week 1 Gridiron Green – $30 in Durango Dollars to be exact. He picked 13 out of 16 correct, and ironically enough, he won the tiebreaker by picking the ’Boys over the Giants in a 33-27 victory. (Dallas won 36-31).
I’m trying to rebound from my opening-day 8-8, or half of what our national Gridiron Green champion, MH Rowlett from Bristol, Tenn., managed Week 1 after yet another long offseason.
Thursday, Sept. 12
N.Y. Jets at New England (NFL Network) – Much to everybody’s surprise, especially head coach Rex Ryan, Geno Smith pilfered a victory over the Bucs in Week 1. To nobody’s surprise, Danny Amendola played well in his new Wes Welker role, then got hurt. Who’s left for Brady to throw to? Pick: Jets, 23-10. Line: Patriots by 12.
Sunday, Sept. 15
Dallas at Kansas City (KASA) – The Chiefs turn Chefs when they pick on somebody their own size. Pick: Cowboys, 21-20. Line: Chiefs by 2½.
Tennessee at Houston – Foster? Tate? Chris Johnson. Pick: Titans, 24-17. Line: Texans by 9.
Washington at Green Bay – RGIII and the Redskins are no “Kaep-Niners.” Pick: Packers, 30-24. Line: Packers by 7½.
Minnesota at Chicago – Here’s something to Ponder while the Vikings look for a QB1 to go with their RB1. Pick: Bears, 24-23. Line: Bears by 6½.
St. Louis at Atlanta – Steven Jackson, meet the Rams. Rams, meet Steven Jackson. Pick: Falcons, 30-19. Line: Falcons by 7.
San Diego at Philadelphia (KCNC, KREZ) – If the Chargers had trouble recharging late against the Texans, how will they fare against Chip Kelly’s Dream Team? Pick: Eagles, 27-20. Line: Eagles by 8.
Miami at Indianapolis – Raiders and Dolphins ain’t a bad 1-2 to start the season, eh? Pick: Colts, 20-16. Line: Colts by 3.
Cleveland at Baltimore – After the Broncos’ blowout, what better way to rediscover your wings than hosting the Browns? Pick: Ravens, 30-13. Line: Ravens by 6½.
Carolina at Buffalo – Newton Gang cleans it up Week 2 to rob the Bills of victory in Buffalo. Pick: Panthers, 20-16. Line: Panthers by 3.
Detroit at Arizona – A Bush on fire is a burning Bush, and fire spreads quickly in the desert. Pick: Lions, 24-23. Line: Lions by 1.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay – If the Bucs can’t beat the Jets, then just imagine what this Saints’ offense is capable of. Pick: Saints, 33-23. Line: Saints by 3½.
Jacksonville at Oakland – With his arm or with his legs, see Terrelle Pryor run away with his first professional victory. Pick: 17-7. Line: Raiders by 5½.
Denver at N.Y. Giants (KCNC, KREZ; KRSJ 100.5 FM) – This much we know: Manning wins. Pick: Broncos, 31-21. Line: Broncos by 4½.
San Francisco at Seattle (KOBF, KUSA) – For as impressive as Kaepernick and the 49ers were in their home-opening victory over the Packers, the Seahawks play with a 12th man in the Pacific Northwest. Pick: Seahawks, 24-23. Line: Seahawks by 3.
Monday, Sept. 16
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (ESPN) – The Bengals will have an easier time putting together a complete game against the Steelers at home than against the Bears on the road. Pick: Bengals, 23-13. Line: Bengals by 7.