|Wilson is flipping over his HOF chances. (US Presswire)|
No matter what anyone says, you've got to like a running back whose cup is overfilled with confidence. And just because that running back only has 15 carries for 87 yards in the first six games of his career and found himself in the doghouse in Week 1 after a lost fumble, that doesn't mean that running back shouldn't start picking out his wardrobe for his ensuing Hall of Fame induction.
"I think at the end of my career, I'll be in the Hall of Fame," Wilson told Newsday. "I know myself, and I know [when] I have guys around me that feel the same way, which I feel I do. When I get my opportunity, the sky is not the limit. I think it's past it. You have to believe in yourself to do good things. This is how I feel."
But that's not all from the fantastic quote machine that Wilson apparently keeps handy in his locker.
"I'm like birth control,” Wilson said. “You have to believe in me. Like birth control, 99.9 percent of the time I'm going to come through for you."
For the record, kids, birth control is not 99.9 percent effective as Ross and Joey discovered together. And second of all, saying something like that doesn't necessarily endear you to your offensive coordinator (though NFL writers are going to love you!).
When New York offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was asked about Wilson's remarks, he rolled his eyes, walked away briefly and said he wasn't going to touch that one.
“He's progressing in some things, but some things he has a ways to go,” Gilbride told the newspaper. “He's got a lot of room for growth."
Here's the thing. For now, Wilson is the team's third back. His fumble in Week 1 gave Andre Brown a chance to move into that No. 2 spot behind Ahmad Bradshaw, and though Wilson has been solid while returning kicks (he's third in the league in return yards), he's still not good enough (trusted enough?) to play much of a role on offense. That might change this week, simply because Bradshaw is struggling with a foot injury and Brown has been dealing with a concussion.
"I never know when that opportunity is coming, and that's why you have to stay prepared," Wilson said. "But when I do get that opportunity, I'm going to get lost in the moment and keep it going. Once I get my chance to go out there and play football and do what I do, I'm not going to want to let go of that."