Wayne Gallman has been impressive this season
New York Giants’ running back Wayne Gallman has been playing very well since Devonta Freeman went down with a sprained ankle a few weeks ago against the Philadelphia Eagles.
When the Giants played the Eagles earlier in the season, Gallman ran very well and helped the New York get in position to win the game, but unfortunately they fell short with a 22-21 loss in Philly.
Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson knows how well Gallman has been playing.
“Wayne, I tell you, he’s an explosive guy, he’s also good out of the backfield,” Pederson said, via Giants Wire. “It’s a good mix of backs that they’re using – of course, Devonta is kind of the new addition and picking up the system, but a veteran player along with [RB] Dion Lewis. I mean, these guys are three different styles and you’ve got to be prepared for all of them, and then you throw in Daniel Jones.
“They’re doing a lot more of the zone read with him and I think it’s something that has helped their run game, when you have an active quarterback like that that can run. It just adds to your defense – in this case our defense – to be prepared and to just continue to ready keys and be disciplined that way.”
Gallman has been averaging 4.4 yards per carry with three touchdowns this season. Even when Freeman comes back, which could be this Sunday, the Giants need to figure out how to give Gallman a share of the snaps because he’s earned it.