Giants rookie running back David Wilson believes he's a sure thing, nearly. The 21-year-old out of Virginia Tech has high expectations for himself and believes the defending Super Bowl champs got a future Hall of Famer when they used their 2012 first-round draft pick on him, as he told Bob Glauber of Newsday. To convey his perceived dependability, Wilson didn't compare himself to other standout runnings backs enshrined in Canton. Instead, he made a comparison likely to garner him more attention than anything he's yet accomplished in the NFL.
"I'm like birth control. You have to believe in me," he told Glauber. "Like birth control, 99.9 percent of the time I'm going to come through for you."
Having fumbled the ball in the first quarter of his first NFL game, perhaps Wilson has already gotten that .1 percent of risk out of his system. The rookie became very emotional on the sideline after the turnover against the Dallas Cowboys and later denied reports that he was crying after New York's 24-17 loss.
"Nah, I wasn’t crying but I was definitely upset. But, I think it would have been a lot worse if I was smiling or feeling good about it," Wilson told the New York Post. "I am passionate about the game and I know that is something I have been working on and not wanting to do and for it to happen on my second carry in the opening game, I was highly disappointed."
Fortunately for the Giants, Wilson hasn't fumbled since. Of course, he hasn't had much of a chance, being relegated largely to special teams. He only has 15 carries for 87 yards so far this season and scored his first touchdown in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.
With Rex Ryan coaching that other team in town, New Yorkers are accustomed to hearing bold predictions and outlandish statements. But Wilson's contraceptive comparison might even have Rex blushing. Well, probably not.