New York Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale spoke to the media Thursday morning and had some revealing comments about his beleaguered unit.
Offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson, a former first-round selection of the Tennessee Titans whose professional football career has been marred with suspensions, two arrests and multiple incidents of insubordination, was the subject of conversation as the COVID-19-ravaged Giants search for answers and depth on the offensive line.
Sale did not sound enthusiastic about Wilson contributing this year or, perhaps, at all.
Asked OL coach Rob Sale about how practice squad OL Isaiah Wilson has been behind the scenes as far as professionalism. Sale’s response: “Next question.”
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) December 30, 2021
Rob Sale on Isaiah Wilson’s progress as a professional: “Next question.”
How far does he have to go?
So he’s not dependable right now?
“Be dependable. Everybody likes somebody you can count on to be dependable.”
— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) December 30, 2021
Apparently, Wilson has not straightened out his act since the Giants took a flier on him back in late September.
Wilson, the 29th overall selection in the 2020 NFL draft out of Georgia, played only one game as a rookie last year for the Titans. He was traded to the Miami Dolphins earlier this year but was cut after showing up late for his physical and missing two workouts.
The Giants decided to sign Wilson to their practice squad in September after multiple players were lost for the season due to injury. He was a college teammate of Andrew Thomas — the Giants’ first-round pick last year and starting left tackle — at Georgia and the thought process was that a reunion with Thomas might reset Wilson’s career path. Apparently that hasn’t happened.