Giants RB David Wilson, at least for now, is the focal point of the ground game. Last season, Andre Brown emerged as the Giants’ most lethal goal-line runner, scoring eight rushing TDs in 10 games before his season came to an abrupt end because of a broken left leg. Brown seemed to have that role sewn up this summer, too.
“Going into it, (goal line) was mainly his job,” Wilson said. “We had a package where he was the guy to go in and get those tough yards. Now that he’s out, I’m gonna definitely have to step up.”
But HC Tom Coughlin said he’s not worried about Wilson handling short-yardage duties.
“David Wilson, he runs in there hard,” the coach said. “I don’t have a problem with that at all. He’s powerful, he’s compact, he has tremendous leg strength, which is his forte.”
Friday, March 15, 2013, 1:55pm
RB Beanie Wells has BAD wheel, source says.
Thompson can't be certain that Harris, Alex Green and James Starks are the answer to an improved running attack, but there's enough there that he's not desperate. There are a couple of other options for bettering the talent.
In free agency, there are a number of backs who have had success in the NFL but come with injury and consistency issues. The good news for Thompson is that he can wait most of them out and sign one for a very reasonable price if he wants.
Among those available are Ahmad Bradshaw, Beanie Wells, Peyton Hillis, Justin Forsett and Turner. Bradshaw is the most talented of the group, but he was released from the Giants in part because he has been injury prone and had off-season foot surgery.
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 12:34pm
Following his introductory news conference last week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was asked about the team's running game.
“I know that [Ryan Williams] can flat run the football,” Arians said. “I’m a Hokie. I know all about Ryan and I love him.”
Arians attended and played college football at Virginia Tech. Maybe that’s why he never mentioned the guy at the top of the Cardinals’ depth chart: Beanie Wells. Or maybe it was just an oversight.
Wells certainly hopes so, because he’s looking at this coaching change as a chance for a fresh start. Wells finished with career lows in carries (88) and yards (234) this season after spending the first half of the year on IR to heal his surgically repaired knee and, to a lesser extent, a severe case of turf toe.
Thursday, December 27, 2012, 11:01am
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells’ four seasons have been defined by injuries. But who replaces him? Ryan Williams finished both of his seasons on injured reserve. LaRod Stephens-Howling is due to be an unrestricted free agent, and the Cardinals have not yet tried to re-sign him. Wells is under contract through 2013.
At this time, the best option appears to keeping him and hoping that he and Williams can stay healthy in 2013. Maybe the situation changes if the team finds running backs in the draft or free agency. But that’s the way it stands now.
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Running back Beanie Wells was less of a factor than the previous week when he rushed for two touchdowns in his first game after sitting out eight weeks with a turf toe injury.
Against the Jets, Wells had 22 yards on 15 carries, but Whisenhunt isn’t surprised it’s taking time for Wells to return to form.
“I don’t know if I’d say it was a setback, but you’re always going to have some reactions when you come back into playing,” Whisenhunt said. “We said a couple weeks ago we’re not under any illusion that he’s going to come back in and be perfect, and I think that’s normal.”
Wells at least had two TDs in his first game back, but struggled this past week in a pretty nice matchup. Unfortunately, the favorable matchups are now over for Wells. He gets the Seahawks, Lions, Bears and 49ers, in that order, to close out the season. All of those teams are in the top-12 when it comes to allowing fantasy points to RBs. The Bears and 49ers are specifically ranked 2nd and 3rd, so Wells appears to be a guy to stay away from outside of maybe a flex spot.
Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:41pm
Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 13. Wells is expected to play. The Cardinals play early in the day, so be sure to check inactives before finalizing your lineup.
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