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Uh, not so fast, coach. Coughlin was asked a question about Wilson moments later. And while there was never any doubt, he confirmed that the starting running back last week in Dallas will be in uniform on Sunday, when the Giants host the Denver Broncos.
“Will he get a suit? Yeah, he’ll get a suit,” Coughlin said. “We have a bunch of guys that can trot out there first, but they’re all going to see action.”
Wilson’s ball security has been a much-discussed topic since he fumbled twice and was benched in the loss to the Cowboys. And Coughlin is not the only coach fielding queries about it. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was asked if he’s worried about Wilson’s fumbling.
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“I’m worried about everything, every week,” Gilbride said. “So if they say am I worried about David Wilson, yeah, I’m worried about everything. That’s part of playing the game. You have to bounce back. The ones who thrive and flourish are the ones who can learn from their mistakes and put it behind them and certainly he needs to do that and I think he will.”
Gilbride declined to say if Wilson will start against the Broncos, but that might be more semantics than anything.
“We’re going to play everybody,” Gilbride said. “I know you guys like to know who’s starting and not, but I haven’t put together the openers yet, so I don’t know who’s going to be in there, because I don’t know what the opening plays are. Once we decide what plays we’re going to run, then whoever we think is best capable of running that play is the guy that will be in there.”
Gilbride, asked how he intends to use Jacobs said, “I’d rather not tip my hand at this point.”
TWO MINUTE DRILL
*One day after leaving practice with a knee issue, running back Da’Rel Scott practiced fully and said he is good to go for Sunday. Coughlin said Scott is “fine.”
*The same four players who missed practice yesterday sat out today: linebacker
The Giants are hoping Amukamara will play against the Broncos.
“Hopefully, he’s going to be okay,” Coughlin said. “He seems to be fine. I can’t get him to tell me he’s had any issues, but he did the same thing the night of the game. We’ll see.”
Coughlin said if Amukamara practices tomorrow he should be able to play on Sunday.
“I would say if he works tomorrow and gets a good day’s work, then we would have a good chance,” Coughlin said. “Barring setbacks, you know how that goes.”
And if Amukamara can’t play? “That would be a big blow, a real big blow,” said defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
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