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Baas thinks it’s possible he’ll be back for Week One

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Giants center David Baas made a quick exit from Sunday night’s preseason game against the Colts with a knee injury.  He thinks he could make an equally quick return to action.

Baas said Tuesday he believes he could be back for the regular-season opener against the Cowboys.

“Yeah, I think it is [realistic],” Baas said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.  “And that’s what I expect, too.”

If Baas can’t play, left guard Kevin Boothe will move to center, right tackle David Diehl will move to left guard, and rookie Justin Pugh will become the starting right tackle.

Boothe believes the team will experiment with other possible combinations in the next two weeks.

While strong defensive line play has been critical to the Giants’ recent Super Bowl runs, steady and consistent offensive line play has been a key ingredient, too.  Whatever the combination, it’ll be hard for the Giants to get back to the postseason if they can’t open running lanes or buy sufficient time for Eli Manning.

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6 Responses to “Baas thinks it’s possible he’ll be back for Week One”
  1. jackm79 says: Aug 21, 2013 8:47 AM

    The Giants o line didn’t “open sufficient running lanes” in 2011 and Eli still won us the Lombardi. In fact, they were last in the league in rushing.

    My bet is that Justin Pugh pass blocks so much better then Mr. Diehl that Pugh remains the starting RT once Baas is healthy. KB moves back to guard and Mr. Diehl becomes the 6th man/jumbo package TE. The Giants love using that formation.

  2. redfield11 says: Aug 21, 2013 8:57 AM

    Pugh’s got potential but that would be throwing him into the fire to have him go against demarcus ware and anthony spencer first thing in his career.

  3. funkels says: Aug 21, 2013 10:07 AM

    It really doesn’t matter. The Giants have depth and the best coaching in football. The G-Men will be hoisting another Lombardi at the Super Bowl home game at MetLife Stadium. The experts aren’t picking the Giants, so that almost ensures a Super Bowl run. Go Giants!!!!

  4. ccjcsr says: Aug 21, 2013 10:12 AM

    Week one can’t get here fast enough!

  5. njgiant1982 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:41 AM

    redfield11 says:
    Aug 21, 2013 8:57 AM
    Pugh’s got potential but that would be throwing him into the fire to have him go against demarcus ware and anthony spencer first thing in his career.

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    Why not? I’d rather see the measuring stick come out against that D Line than a lesser team. He either hold his own, or learns where he is and where he needs to get.

  6. justinstuckrule says: Aug 21, 2013 10:54 AM

    The Giants had a great run but the team is shot especially the offensive line. They need to rebuild. Baas should retire happily with his Super Bowl ring.

    Even Tiki Barber, the best offensive player in Giants history and the best running back since Walter Payton, couldn’t get yards with this Giants line.

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