We all know how embarrassing and frustrating Sunday night was for the NY Giants and their fans, especially those in attendance who painfully watched the Dallas Cowboys dismantle Big Blue. Still, one major takeaway from the 40-0 massacre at MetLife Stadium was the Giants' lack of protection, especially on the right side.
For the Giants, getting dominated by your conference rival in a primetime matchup during your first showing of the season isn't pretty, but there is still a lot of football left to be played, and at least they got their ugly loss out of the way early. The main takeaway from this defeat was the horrendous play of the offensive line. Could Joe Schoen make a move to bring in some help for the group?
Luckily for Schoen and Co., there are still some talented linemen sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. Here's a look at three guys the second-year GM must get in contact with as soon as possible:
3. OG Justin Pugh
Among the guys Schoen must call, the list includes a former Big Blue first-round pick in Justin Pugh, who has publicly stated on social media that he would be interested in making a return to East Rutherford.
Pugh was the 19th overall pick by the Giants in 2013 and would spend his first five professional seasons with the team. He started 63 games in New York and contributed on both the right and left sides of the offensive line.
If called upon, Pugh would fill in at right guard instead of Mark Glowinski, who let up nine pressures and three sacks and struggled to protect quarterback Daniel Jones against the Cowboys' pass- rushers. Pro Football Focus gave Glowinski a 1.0 passing block and a 41.7 overall grade, which could likely decrease his playing time.
Despite Pugh's recent struggles to stay healthy with the Arizona Cardinals, he brings high football intelligence, leadership, and experience playing under pressure in New York. Big Blue Nation would welcome a reunion, and from our chair, we couldn't agree more.