The Packers may want to test the Giants rookie safety, Gibril Wilson. So far Wilson has been a pleasant surprise: he’s the first Giant since 1978 to ahve interceptions in consecutive games and he was the Giants leading tackler against the Browns. I’m voting for him to Rookie of the week. So far he’s only got 15% of the vote so it looks like Roy Williams or Ben Roethlisberger is going to win. By the way, (not to sound like a braggart, but) just remember that I said I liked Roy Williams way back in April before the draft.
More on Gibril Wilson and other defensive backs comes from Mike Garafolo, who likes what he sees. He did get that 15 yard penalty for a helmet to helmet hit, but Coughlin probably should ahve challenged:
On the second situation, first-time starter Gibril Wilson leveled Brown receiver Quincy Morgan at the sideline on a 29-yard pass to the Giants’ 17. But Morgan failed to hold onto the ball when he hit the ground.
Officials ruled a catch, however, and gave Wilson a 15-yard penalty for a personal foul on the hit. The play was replayed on the big screen at the stadium several times and it looked pretty obvious that Morgan neither came down in bounds nor held onto the ball.
Instead of challenging the catch, Coughlin let it go, and the Browns had a first-and-goal at the 8, which led to a touchdown.
”I didn’t have enough information at the time,” Coughlin said, ”and, to be honest with you, the flag distracted me a little bit, too.