Calling the New York Giants a sinking ship is a compliment. In reality, this season has been a cataclysmic disaster. If wasn’t for the fact that the Giants play in the woeful NFC East, with a total of four wins between all four teams, their season would be essentially over. And nothing comes off more desperate than trying out 10 different offensive linemen. That’s right, 10.
The Giants’ offense has been terrible for this year. Through four games, the Giant’s are ranked 23rd in total offense. They are only averaging 15 points and 58 rushing yards a game, which are both 30th in the league. Meanwhile, franchise quarterback Eli Manning has six touchdowns to nine interceptions, has lost two fumbles, and has been sacked 14 times. He was sacked 19 times all of last year!
The offensive line is obviously a huge problem, but trying sign a guy off the street just seems like plugging holes. And I don’t think they will be filled by the likes of Zack Chibane, Oscar Johnson, Chandler Burden, Edwin Williams, Dennis Roland, Ryan Lee, Dallas Reynolds, Scott Wedige, Matt Reynolds, or Lance Louis.
Perhaps the Giants could have traded for tackles Eugene Monroe of the Jacksonville Jaguars or Levi Brown of the Arizona Cardinals if they are really so concerned. But wait…those players have already been traded to the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers respectively. I guess they could always trade for Baltimore tackle Bryant McKinney, who now seems expendable. I’m surprised they haven’t kicked the tires on free agent tackle Max Starks, because who hasn’t this year.
While they astonishingly still have a chance this year, the Giants need more than to sign Dallas Reynolds to save the season. Based on Antrel Rolle calling out teammates, Victor Cruz’s antics, and Justin Tuck threatening to punch those who turn on head coach Tom Coughlin, I think the Giants need way more help.
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