Sep 28, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes offensive linesman Ereck Flowers (74) against the South Florida Bulls during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Miami Hurricanes defeated the South Florida Bulls 49-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
2. The Giants Can Survive The Beatty Injury
The Giants plans surely changed when Beatty suffered his pectoral injury but the Giants are actually prepared as is to survive life without their planned left tackle. The Giants signed Marshall Newhouse and Brett Jones, and they kept John Jerry around for depth. The Giants have multiple options at every position. The offensive line as it is now may not be perfect but the Giants are prepared to run with it if necessary.
There are several options at the left tackle position. Ideally, Flowers steps up and fills the role adequately in his rookie season. Justin Pugh is entering his third season and him starting at left tackle wouldn’t be the end of the world. The Giants also have Newhouse who has starting experience as an offensive tackle, albeit on the right side.
The Giants offensive line was given the depth to survive without Beatty on the left hand side. It seems like an amazing opportunity for Flowers. If Flowers shows that he can handle the responsibility on the left side of the offensive line, he could be the key to the offensive line working just fine as is. If Flowers cannot handle the job than the Giants have other options they can turn to. Flowers getting a shot to shine could be the silver lining to the Beatty injury.
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