Don't take anything from the NFL preseason in terms of wins and losses.  These games are about getting starters ready and reserves in places where they can succeed. A lot of times, a player can also show exactly what you need, whether that player is a starter or a back-up.  Put David Wilson into that category for the New York Giants.

In the Giants' 20-12 preseason loss to the Colts, Wilson showed some flashes.  He busted out a 21-yard gain and had 34 total yards on 8 carries.  Wilson was active in blocking and already gave the Giants a good idea of what he can be as a combo back and a guy who will split time with Andre Brown.

Wilson is a huge piece to the Giants' offense.  Yes, the NFL is about passing first and running second these days.  But you still need a little bit of a balance on offense with a running game.  Wilson, the Virginia Tech product, can provide a lot of that.

So, heads-up Giants fans.  Don't pay attention to the loss against Indianapolis. Pay attention to the readiness of players in preparation for Week 1 and the NFL season.

David Wilson is just about ready.

By:  Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," "M-F 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter at