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The NY Giants Offensive Line Seems Way Too Far Away from Competing
The offensive line has been the main cause of the Giants’ failures offensively for years now. It’s no longer a secret. Their failures in the trenches have more than become exposed, it’s become a running joke for millions of NFL fans.
Marc Colombo was fired midseason last year as the Offensive Line coach. From there, Dave DeGuglielmo was tasked with cleaning up the mess. He had no shot working with last year’s group.
This year, Rob Sale was expected to fix the offensive line once and for all. An alleged lineman whisperer at the Unvieirsyt of Louisiana, Sale’s employment has made absolutely no difference on this broken unit. They simply can’t create any holes, they can’t get any push with their line, and their run blocking is as bad as it comes.
Nearly every time the Giants hand the ball off, either Saquon or Booker sees 1-2 defensive linemen right in their face or already in the Giants’ backfield. It’s hard to explain the myriad issues this line has from basic communication, winning one-on-one battles, to basic fundamentals and techniques of run blocking.
The NY Giants bread and butter for years was their run game.
They’ve made a living off it and it was the identity of their franchise for the better part of 30 or more years. They won 4 Super Bowls off the strength of their run game and it was largely in part to road grading, dominant offensive line groups.
Dave Gettleman promised to “fix the offensive line once and for all”. After four years, there is one legitimate player to build around for the future and that’s Andrew Thomas. The other four positions should be up for grabs next offseason.