State of Giants Offensive Line

Anyone have any information when Ben Bredeson is expect back. He was highly rated as a guard coming out of college. Injuries are top secret with Judge. If they could work him into a guard position that would be good. Maybe move Skura to center. Center is his more natural position. May as well play the kids. See what they have for next year.
 
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She didn't forget.:) Thank you for a great series of articles "How History Has Repeated Itself in the Giants’ Roster Building Process" It's in the Big Blue+ section. Another most read! Looking forward to reading part 3.
Part 3 was excellent. Great points. I had a feeling that Jerry Reese may have relied on some of draft people more than he should have. Gettleman I am not sure about him. He seemed overconfident in his abilities to recognize talent and overvalued talent which lead to missed opportunities. The ironic thing is Gettleman signed Andrew Norwell as a free agent but refused to sign with the Giants.
Both Reese & Gettleman wanted the best for the Giants, but unfortunately it didn't translate to wins.

As for George Young he could recognize talent. The Gary Zimmerman trade to Denver set the Giants up for the 86 & 90 Super Bowls. . Personally I think there was mutual respect between Young and Parcells. Parcells knew Young was trying to draft the best players and it was Parcells job to make it work. Example when Young drafted Eric Moore and Jumbo Elliot in the 1st and 2nd rounds respectively. Then Parcells figured out Jumbo and not Moore was his left tackle with the Giants. No GM hits on all his picks. That's why I believe you can't have enough draft picks each year to fill out a roster.
 

Patricia Traina

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According to an article I read this week Will Hernandez is the only offensive player to have play every offensive snap this season. Booker last Sunday ran mostly to the right side of Giants line behind Hernandez, Solder and Rudolph. PFF graded the three lineman really well in the run game.
They've also used an increase of heavy personnel to help the run blocking.
 
They've also used an increase of heavy personnel to help the run blocking.
I hope they go with heavy packages Monday Night against Tampa Bay. Helps protect Daniel Jones and helps with the run game. It might make sense to have Elijhaa Penny in the back field sometimes to help out the interior of the offensive line. Maybe Judge can use Penny on 3rd and 1 instead Daniel Jones running QB sneaks. Judge has to coach to win and the players really need to show up or it can get ugly.
BTW does anyone know why Nate Ebner is on the team?
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Daniel Jones was pressured 50% of the time when he went back to pass against Tampa Bay. That said
it's been great to see Andrew Thomas' development this year. Not sure why Matt Preat is not starting at RT
instead of Nate Solder. He could be getting valuable experience for next year.
 
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Daniel Jones was pressured 50% of the time when he went back to pass against Tampa Bay. That said
it's been great to see Andrew Thomas' development this year. Not sure why Matt Preat is not starting at RT
instead of Nate Solder. He could be getting valuable experience for next year.
Patricia has an excellent article in Big Blue Plus about Judge defending the Giants current version of the offensive line. Must read!

Per Judge:

"I like the way our offensive line is moving," Judge said. "They're working together, playing as a unit, and I've seen a lot of progress throughout the year. I love the job Rob and the offensive line guys are doing."

Maybe having too many guys working with the offensive line is part of the problem. I would think it might cause confusion.

" I like the way these guys have battled throughout a lot of different moving parts. They play for each other. They have a good attitude, you know. They know how to block out the noise and play for one another. I'm very proud of that unit."

As a fan I have no idea what he's talking about. The offensive line allowed Jones to be pressured on 55% of his drop backs and he thinks that fine. Was he watching the game and seeing Jones being under heavy pressure all night? Playing hard and having a good attitude is are excellent traits. Having players with talent and ability as offensive lineman are two different things. As for them playing for each other, I don't get that either?
 
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