Our friend Andy Furman over at Ultimate NYG always has an interesting slant on all things Giants. Tonight, he can only say “I told you so” when it comes down the mess this team has become:
This loss is on 6 people. Jerry Reese and the 5 members of the offensive line.
First off, we have been screaming for more resources at OL for years now, given the aging of Diehl, Seubert, O’Hara, Snee and McKenzie. Reese did not adequately provide those resources. 3 of those players are gone. Diehl is a turnstile when healthy and hurt anyway. And Snee, showing his age, is now part of the problem.
Second, two of the biggest offenders today have been the LT and RT, the only 2 high OL draft picks that Reese has made in his 7 years as GM.
To give the benefit of the doubt to Justin Pugh, this is his 3rd game in the NFL, but his play must get better quickly. Last, as inadequate as Reese has been with providing assets to the OL, the linemen themselves have to be able to do a better job than that. They were beaten like a drum by 4 man rushes and 7 men in the box routinely.