There are certain things you can do to redeem yourself after fumbling twice before getting benched for Da'Rel Scott in an NFL season opener. Slamming the fans and calling them irrelevant is not one of those things.
But apparently David Wilson missed that lecture at the rookie symposium last summer, because Tuesday night, the second-year Giants tailback took to Twitter to ream fans who were criticising his performance Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Ayy to fantasy participants and pissed Giants fans ur irrelevant to me!!! Nobody wants me to succeed more than ME!!! WATCH US WORK!
-- David E. Wilson (@4stillRunning) September 10, 2013 To be fair, it's understandable why fan reaction to Wilson's performance (two fumbles in seven carries and just 19 yards) might get under his skin. I mean, just look at his mentions on Twitter. How would you feel if that's what your timeline looked like?
But then again, it's not as though the fans, rude as they may be, don't have a legitimate point. If Wilson holds onto the ball Sunday, no one is giving him a hard time, he's not being replaced by Brandon Jacobs and he's not engaging fan barbs on the Internet.
Seemingly aware that he didn't do himself any favors with his initial Tweet, Wilson sent a follow-up a couple hours later hoping to put himself back in the Giants fans' good graces:
S/O to all our supporters and big blue nation lets go get these wins the fans deserve every win we get #wegonegetit
-- David E. Wilson (@4stillRunning) September 11, 2013 But it's going to take more than a Twitter mea culpa to get Wilson back on the field, and Tom Coughlin (who I imagine calls it "The Tweeter" or something) doesn't seem especially inclined to put Wilson back in the lineup just yet.
Obviously, priority No. 1 is going to have to be holding onto the ball more going forward, but making comments like that aren't going to help his case, and Victor Cruz told the New York Daily News that he and Wilson were going to "have a heart-to-heart conversation" to try and clear the issue up.
It's not the fans' fault David Wilson has skillet hands, and if he doesn't start keeping the ball and his emotions in check, he's going to end up getting relegated to the Jets.
Now, for some links:
- On 9/11 anniversary, father of fallen hero Jonathan Ielpi finds some solace in baseball .
- Aaron Rodgers is still waiting on an apology from Ryan Braun.
- Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake give us the evolution of end zone dancing:
- Rex Ryan says the public perception of the Jets locker room is " not even close " to accurate.
- Phil Jackson is the executive producer of a new Showtime basketball drama .
- Why is Jamie crying? 'Cuz she just got dunked on:
- And here's the original, for posterity:
- The Vikings' owner is not keen on the idea of releasing his financial data .
- Clemson QB Tajh Boyd said he's going with Texas A&M this weekend against Alabama.
- Get dizzy watching this pro wrestler spin another pro wrestler for 36 seconds:
- There either was or wasn't a players-only meeting at USC on Sunday:
Kiffin said there was no players-only meeting on Sunday. Marqise Lee just told us there was, "PLAYERS ONLY" Lee joked as he broke the news.
-- Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 11, 2013 Marqise Lee said Lane Kiffin incorrect about players only meeting not happening. "Kiffin don't know," Lee said #USC
-- InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 11, 2013 - LaRon Landry has a crazy workout routine .
- Set your DVRs, Kimbo Slice says he's going to fight Butterbean .
- The San Jose Earthquakes dressed up for practice:
Not your typical Tuesday at training... pic.twitter.com/eaZsoFcvFe
-- San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 10, 2013 Apparently, @NewtonEvan13 missed the memo. pic.twitter.com/MF4ZvwWQzJ
-- San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 10, 2013 - NewsOK analyzed each Sports Illustrated allegation against Oklahoma State.
- And T. Boone Pickens blasted the SI report .
- Sign this old lady up:
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- Is Rajon Rondo ditching Nike ?
- A deputy who testified in the Casey Anthony trial caught a 13-foot, 737.5-pound gator .
- The Miami Herald profiled the UM grad who set the WNBA scoring mark.
- Chris Sale was not shy about the fact that he was happy to see Miguel Cabrera get ejected:
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- A former Kentucky governor sold a filly for $1.3 million .
- The hate is on for Seahawks-Niners.
- Jerry Tarkanian's Hall of Fame induction touched many of his former players .
- Watch Mike Francesa complain about his messy studio :