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New York Giants RB David Wilson Lights Hand on Fire, Posts Video on Instagram

February 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants running back David Wilson is no stranger to posting bizarre things on Instagram. Like most who use the social media service, Wilson seems to find comedic value in posting over-the-top videos and pictures that get people talking and speculating. Recently, he even posted a post-surgery photo of himself mooning New York City traffic. Prior to that, he posted a series of videos wearing a costume rabbit's head to multiple ends.

Although strange, all the videos were harmless in nature. However, one that seems to have raised most eyebrows was posted in early February and shows Wilson deliberately lighting his hand on fire with the caption "cuz I'm on fire."

Being that we are completely out of touch with the Hip Hop culture, we have no idea if the finger fire is relevant to the song in which he is listening to. But, for a multi-million dollar athlete who is coming off of serious neck surgery, it seems a bit odd that he would set his hand on fire and then post it for the world to see. You have to imagine head coach Tom Coughlin is not overly thrilled with that.

Then again, for all of our male readers, setting ones hand on fire is nothing we haven't all done at some point or another.

If nothing else, at least Wilson's Instagram account keeps you guessing and entertained. There's never any telling what he's going to do next.

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6 Responses to “New York Giants RB David Wilson Lights Hand on Fire, Posts Video on Instagram”

  1.  rlhjr says:

    The league David. Set the league on fire, not your body parts.

  2.  Krow says:

    I think someone is bored out of their mind.

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    I’d rather wonder about what it could mean to have an offensive coordinator who actually realizes he may have a somewhat bigger and potentially better version of Darren Sproles on his hands. I cannot stand that punk who walks the sidelines in New Orleans, but Payton is an offensive genius and he used Sproles the way we could easily use Wilson. Have him returning some kicks, and get him the ball in open space as much as you get him the ball in the backfield.

    Only the idiots who were responsible for the Giants’ offense (and for benching young players who fumble and need work on blocking blitzers but not doing the same for older players who commit the exact same offenses) prevented Wiulson from blossoming into a serious weapon for the Giants. If he comes back and plays this season I think we’ll finally see what he can do. Darren Sproles and Percy Harvin aren’t great blockers either. They’re just game-breakers. Sean Payton and Pete Carroll seem to have found ways to make great use of them, as did Norv Turner and others in Sproles’ case.

    The misuse of Wilson by the Giants is a very sad saga. I’ll bet dollars-to-donuts that Jerry Reese is as furious about it, and bewildered by it, as are we. It has been a classic case of conventional thinking and refusal to modify an approach that simply did not suit the player. And that is an inexcusable failure by coaches. Wilson failed, to some extent, as a running back in the Giants’ system. But that’s looking at the situation foolishly. he doesn’t fit that system, but he IS a unique weapon that needs to be exploited. Tom Coughlin is still fighting the last “war”. Like many of the authority figures he loves so dearly in the Army, he cannot recognize that the terms of engagement have changed, that new approaches are required, and that he has at his disposal certain weapons that can be successful in this new environment if deployed. While I don’t like to pretend football is war, there are certain military archetypes that apply since both are planned down to the minute and filled with strategy and tactics. So, while I use it reluctantly, I will use a military meme. Remember, there were very few in the Army who agreed with Petraeus that a new kind of counterinsurgency was necessary to win the newer battles and wars. Yet here we are, playing almost fully out of his new playbook.

    Let’s hope McAdoo is our revolutionary and that he can win over the sclerotic into which midst he has been dropped. If so, and if David Wilson is healthy, I believe we’ll see why Jerry Reese used a first pick on the kid.

  4.  jerseyrich says:

    I keep clicking on hoping the top headline is “Snee Cut”.

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