New York Giants: 5 reasons fans should worry

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Aug 3, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; New York Giants center Weston Richburg (60) against the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 Hall of Fame game at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The offensive line isn’t protecting Eli

This is still a problem, but not as big as some might think. I’m not so sure Jerry Reese did a terrible job addressing this position. He drafted a maul of a left tackle, has two solid guards, is working in a young center, and took an established, yet not always effective, veteran and stuck him at right tackle. It’s a bit of patchwork, but better than last years’ squad.

I get it—it’s frustrating to watch Eli take sacks. It’s frustrating to watch running backs run into walls. But units like the Giants’, while not the most talented, sometimes need time to develop. They’re pretty young, and they’re pretty talented. I really do trust them to pick up a good offensive scheme with some growing plans. I think the talent is actually there, even if the results aren’t showing early on.

In 2007, David Diehl shifted to left tackle and the unit was talented but messy. They ended up coming together, but it took them a little while. This unit isn’t that good, but give them time to come together. I do trust Jerry on this one.

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