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David Wilson: 'I'll be in the Hall of Fame'

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New York Giants' rookie running back David Wilson has predicted he will be in the Hall of Fame, and also compared himself to birth control.

David Wilson scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.
David Wilson scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns.
Al Bello

You have to give New York Giants' rookie running back David Wilson credit for having confidence in himself. After what Wilson said to Bob Glauber of Newsday this week, however, you have to think he is getting ahead of himself. Way, way ahead of himself.

"I think at the end of my career, I'll be in the Hall of Fame," he said. "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."

Wilson also added the following comment:

"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."

Am I the only one who thinks maybe Wilson should wait until he does more than have a few nice kickoff returns and a couple of flashy garbage-time runs from scrimmage before saying stuff like this? It's nice to have confidence, and every Giants' fan hopes Wilson is right, but this was maybe not the right way for him to express it.