Another former New York Giants OL turning heads elsewhere is a sick joke

A change of scenery is doing great things for the guard.
Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants / Cooper Neill/GettyImages

What is it about guys leaving East Rutherford and then turning their careers around? This appears to be where things could be headed for former New York Giants offensive lineman Ben Bredeson, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The fifth-year guard spent the past three years with the G-Men, appearing in 45 games, with 25 starts. Bredeson started 16 games last year for the Giants, but NY upgraded in a big way at the position by signing both Jon Runyan Jr. and Jermaine Eluemunor. Now, though, Bredeson is making the most of his reps with the Bucs and he turned heads at minicamp:

Ben Bredeson is enjoying life away from the NY Giants already

The Bucs now have Bredeson and Sterling Shepard on the roster, and the two will be ready to make their way back to MetLife Stadium this fall. We wish nothing but the best for those two, but goodness, it hurts to see them with Tampa Bay.

With Bredeson, could this be yet another case of former Giants offensive line coach Bobby Johnson holding someone back? Previously, Jon Feliciano left the Giants to suit up for the San Francisco 49ers. Felicano out of nowhere became a stud for the NFC West side.

Coincidence that Bredeson is now making a splash with his new team? We'll find out once the regular season gets here, but this feels like more proof that proper coaching can make a world of difference. This is something Brian Daboll wants to be the case for his hosses in '24.

With Johnson getting fired, Daboll hired former Las Vegas Raiders assistant Carmen Bricillo to try and get the Giants offensive line to where it needs to be. Johnson led the way last year and NY gave up a league-worst 85 sacks - it was brutal to watch.

It will be on Bricillo to make sure nothing even close to that is posted moving forward. As for Bredeson, he's now gone and him making noise with the Bucs is yet another reason to be happy Johnson is away from the Giants and now with the Commanders.