What else does this offensive line have to go through? The NY Giants are incredibly banged up with the line, putting together a make-shift group for the Week 6 showdown on Sunday night against the Buffalo Bills. To make matters worse, another body has gone down.
Early on against Buffalo, left tackle Joshua Ezeudu, filling in for All-Pro LT Andrew Thomas, went down with an injury. He was down on the turf for a while and in a ton of pain. Ezeudu was carted back to the locker room and he's been listed as questionable to return with a toe injury.
UPDATE: Ezeudu has since been announced as OUT for the rest of the game.
Regardless of if he's able to come back or not, this is all the proof we need to see to confirm to fans that the offensive line is cursed. Seriously, can Brian Daboll go more than 10 minutes without seeing a hoss hurt?
Justin Pugh has been forced to move to LT due to the Joshua Ezeudu injury
With Ezeudu going down, Justin Pugh has been forced to move from guard to the outside at left tackle. Yeah, that's the same Pugh that was signed to the practice squad earlier this month and was just elevated to the 53-man roster.
Shortly after he moved to the outside, Pugh was flagged for a false start, while also giving up a sack of Tyrod Taylor. Pugh had looked sharp on the inside before the switch was made. All this tells you that Thomas is needed back as soon as possible. The same can be said for John Michael Schmitz.
All of the injured linemen is a major concern for Coach Dabes and position coach Bobby Johnson. If Ezeudu is forced to miss some time, it could put even more pressure on Joe Schoen to try and get things done with La'El Collins.