Giants running backs coach, Craig Johnson, had some tough love to give to rookie Wayne Gallman during the team's blowout loss this past Sunday.
During the Giants' awful offensive performance, Gallman fumbled and turned the ball over on a carry. On his way to the sidelines, he had Johnson in his ear to give the rookie some advice that he needs to keep in mind going forward.
"What I told him when he came off the field is there is no excuse ever in my mind for a back ever to turn the ball over," Johnson told The Post's Fred Kerber. "I refuse to accept that. That being said, when it happens, you can't change the past, but you can go forward. So what I'll tell him is, 'You know what? Don't dwell on it, move on, trust yourself, trust your fundamentals, but understand that ball security is a really critical element. But when you're on the field, you got to play.' I don't want any player being timid and being scared about playing with a football. They got to make sure they protect it and go on and help us win."
The Giants season is in the dumps, and in turn, the coaching staff is looking toward its future including Gallman in the backfield. He was inactive for three weeks, but has now played in five straight games.
The Clemson product has amassed 182 yards on 45 attempts (four yards per carry) and eight first downs. While he still searches for his first touchdown, Gallman has two fumbles already on the season.