John Fennelly, Lead WriterWe’ve stated our case for the offensive line not being as bad as the current public perception of them, which is awful. We’ll admit, they aren’t very good on paper, but we’re willing to give them the benefit the doubt until they live up – or down – to their billing.
An injury to the group’s most prestigious player – LG Geoff Schwartz – has left them even more vulnerable. The current starting line has one rookie (Weston Richburg), one second-year player (Justin Pugh) and three veteran players (Will Beatty, Brandon Mosley and JD Walton) who are still trying to gel as a unit.
As the Giants’ attempt to get their new offense off the ground, the unit will be under the microscope as they line up to face some of the league’s top defensive lines. The Giants were able to run the football with relative authority in the preseason, but the pass protection has been spotty.
Loudmouths Adam Schein and Chris Carlin discuss the problems facing the Giants’ offensive line in their Week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions.