The Giants offensive line has been one of the leading sources of the team’s misery this season.
Injuries and ineffectiveness have combined to create a leaky front line for the Giants and things could get even worse this week. Guards James Brewer and David Diehl both missed practice on Wednesday because of injury, leaving open the possibility that the Giants will have to dig even deeper on their unimpressive depth chart.
It’s a tough spot to be in with Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley on the other side of the line this Sunday and coach Tom Coughlin admitted Wednesday that the team considered sitting quarterback Eli Manning to keep him from any undue harm. Manning wanted nothing to do with it, though.
“As a matter of fact, we talked about this,” Coughlin said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “He wants to play. He’s looking forward to playing and competing and having a better game. I wouldn’t expect anything different.”
Manning has been sacked a career-high 36 times this season and has tied his career high with 25 interceptions. He’ll get a chance to add to both totals this weekend and should have a pretty good shot if the Giants are forced to further downgrade his blocking.