David Wilson’s fumble was not exactly on the level of Earnest Byner's, but for the last week or so it's seemed like he gave the season away and not an early possession in the first game of the season. Still, that seems to be the only thing people want to talk to him about.
The trouble is that since the Giants haven’t played another game, and Wilson hasn’t seen another carry, it’s the only thing there is to talk to him about.
Asked what the worst part about the past week has been since he coughed up the ball on a hit by Sean Lee on his second NFL carry, Wilson said it was the media's attention on that one play.
“They won’t let me forget about it,” he said to, you know, the media. “I’m trying to move on and every day someone comes and asks me about it.”
Wilson said he was “definitely surprised” by the amount of attention his fumble has received.
“Quarterbacks throw interceptions and running backs fumble all the time,” he said. “I think even after I have a successful game questions about the fumble will come again … I’ve fumbled before and it hasn’t stopped me from getting here. It might happen again. Just take a licking and keep on ticking.”