NY Giants should bench these players as season’s second half begins

Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants . (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants . (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Amid a disappointing start to the season, the NY Giants must consider making some tough choices, and sending some underachieving players to the bench in the second half

With the NY Giants sitting at 3-6 on the season it may be time for some changes to be made.

Whether the NY Giants will make a legitimate run at a playoff push, with the team only being about two games out of the postseason, if the regular season ended today, remains to be seen.

It’s also entirely possible this roster wilts under the pressure and amid mounting injuries and winds up eying a higher draft pick.

Regardless of how the next few weeks play out, the NY Giants should consider benching these players no matter what direction they go in:

Nate Solder:

This should have happened a long time ago.

Nate Solder is simply not good, we all know this.

Allowing three sacks on the season, with a PFF overall grade of 55.1, Solder has consistently allowed an onslaught of pressure on quarterback Daniel Jones.

With Andrew Thomas hopefully returning from injury this week against the Buccaneers, the NY Giants have to bench Nate Solder in favor of Matt Peart.

While yes, Matt Peart is not the best, he is still better than Solder.

Having a PFF grade of 65.5 and also allowing three sacks, if, for no other season, the NY Giants should play Peart to try to develop him in his second NFL season.

Peart is 24 years old, he has shown potential in the pass blocking game and has looked great at times in the run-blocking department. The NY Giants should at least try to see what Peart can do as a full-time starter.

To sum it up, the NY Giants know what they are getting out of Solder each game, and it is not good. Meanwhile, Matt Peart is a young tackle with some potential. There is no reason to not give Peart a chance. Solder has been given multiple chances and has failed time after time, it is time to move on from him and give the younger tackle a chance.