There’s usually some mixed emotions for a special teams performer when a player makes a big play against an opponent the week before he faces that team. That’s the conundrum for David Wilson. The Giants’ dangerous kickoff returner saw Trindon Holliday return a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown against the Bengals last week. But he was unsure if that means there is a vulnerability there, or if the Bengals will simply correct the mistake.
“I approach it the same,” Wilson said. “They’re going to try to correct the mistake, but if you do your job, you team does their job and the blockers do their job, and I read it … When you put all of those together, most times you end up with a really good return.”
Wilson said the Holliday return was made possible because he is “explosive and fast.” Hmm. Wilson has those qualities too.
“He made one of their best guys miss and after that, that was where the hole was,” Wilson said. “The guy was there to make the play, he made him miss. That’s giving credit for the blockers holding off everybody and him making one guy miss and go.”
Can Wilson make the same kind of play?
“Maybe,” he said.
He’s been saying that for a while and still has yet to bring one back to the end zone.
“I’ve been past due,” he said, “past due.”