Wilson and Randle end rookie year strong

Posted Dec 30, 2012

RB David Wilson and WR Rueben Randle finished the 2012 season on a high note

If Sunday’s performance provided a glimpse into the future, the Giants’ offense is in good hands.

Unfortunately, the Giants will have to wait to find out.

Despite their 42-7 victory over the Eagles, the Giants were eventually eliminated from the postseason by the Bears beating Detroit shortly after they wrapped up in MetLife Stadium.  However, rookies David Wilson and Rueben Randle – the Giants’ first and second picks in the draft – flashed their potential with an increased workload on Sunday.

Randle hauled in two of Eli Manning’s five touchdowns to start the game while Wilson caught the third of the first quarter. After two previous weeks of drought, the quick 21 points ignited the offense and took some of the sour taste out of the 2012 Super Bowl follow-up.

“It’s key,” Randle said. “You want to go into next season confident and giving confidence also to the coaching staff and the players around you. So my job was to go out there and make the plays when my number was called.”
Randle finished with a team-high 58 receiving yards on four catches while racking up his second and third scores of the season.
“You just have to wait on your time,” Randle continued. “You can’t rush things. When you’re out there, do your job and do the best to your ability. So that’s what I pride myself on doing whenever I’m out there doing my job and whatever happens, happens.”

Meanwhile, Wilson learned the same lesson, earning his second start of the season against Philadelphia. In addition to the 15-yard touchdown catch, he had a season-high 15 carries for 75 yards.

“I was named the starter this week,” Wilson said. “Like I said, I’ve just been working hard. Whenever the coaches needed me to step up or go in the game, I want to be ready.”

See you in 2013.

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