The coaches noticed that Wilson was better than they thought. Pettine says his struggles were “overblown.”
In fact, when training camp started, secondary coach Dennis Thurman apologized to Wilson.
“Yeah, we lost a little confidence in him, but we were trying to win games and the expectations were high,” said Thurman, explaining why Wilson dropped on the depth chart. “When we looked at the cut-ups in the offseason, we saw that Kyle played pretty well overall.”