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Ben McAdoo calls out offensive line

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 09:  Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers chases Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on October 9, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Giants had some “problems in protection” last week against the Packers. Quarterback Eli Manning, however, didn’t have to say so; his head coach did it for him.

“I want to see from the whole offensive unit really, I want to see them bounce back,” Ben McAdoo said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “Had a tough outing last week and it’s going to be a physical type ballgame [against the Ravens]. I believe our offensive line is looking forward to it. Protection unit last week wasn’t as good as it needed to be, nor was the run game unit.”

Guard Justin Pugh didn’t disagree with McAdoo’s assessment of the offensive line, which allowed four sacks and six quarterback hits last week.

“I would go as far as to say last week was our worst game of the season as an offensive line,” Pugh said. “We’ve got to bounce back from putting some sacks up. And go out there and give Eli that confidence to sit back there, and he can step into throws and really make all those things and get everyone back on track.”

Pugh also believes that some took delight in the struggles of the blockers last Sunday night.

“I think everyone wants our offensive line to be unsuccessful,” Pugh said. “Preseason everyone was bashing. So it’s like, ‘When’s that O-line we thought we were gonna see show up?’ Everyone got a glimpse of that, us not having a great game last week, and everyone jumped all over it.”

Something has to give on Sunday, given that a pair of teams that began the year a combined 5-0 are now a combined 0-5. If the Giants lose for the fourth time in a row, they would slide deeper into the NFC East basement — and they possibly would remain there for the rest of the year.

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8 Responses to “Ben McAdoo calls out offensive line”
  1. ariani1985 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:37 AM

    Ben looks like a Muppet with a glossy play card

  2. kickinpuppies says: Oct 16, 2016 8:45 AM

    Ben mcadoo was GREAT in “Office Space”. Did he ever get his red stapler back?! Lol that part was so funny

  3. jag1959 says: Oct 16, 2016 9:44 AM

    Less talk more rock. With Vereen out and Jennings banged up it’s not just the line that needs to step up, the play calling needs to reflect reality

  4. 6ball says: Oct 16, 2016 10:08 AM

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    Jerry Reese’s engine is running on the fumes of a Super Bowl victory a decade ago. His performance in recent years would not stand up to scrutiny. Bringing in a few high priced, big publicity guys will not cure a roster with systemic problems.
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  5. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Oct 16, 2016 10:20 AM

    Look in the mirror McAdoo. U suck, Eli Manning sucks.

    Who does this guy think he is Vince Lombardi?

  6. gohometrolls says: Oct 16, 2016 11:13 AM

    News flash Justin you and your fellow offensive linemen have looked average at best all year long,even your best offensive lineman Richburg has looked like crap to say everybodies been waiting is silly.

  7. bkostela says: Oct 16, 2016 12:50 PM

    How did the teams start a combined 5-0? Did one team have a bye week 3?

  8. bkostela says: Oct 16, 2016 12:59 PM

    6ball says:
    Oct 16, 2016 10:08 AM
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    Jerry Reese’s engine is running on the fumes of a Super Bowl victory a decade ago. His performance in recent years would not stand up to scrutiny. Bringing in a few high priced, big publicity guys will not cure a roster with systemic problems.
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    Yes, the offensive line is weak. Since the Giants won in 2011 (five years seems like a decade) Flowers and Pugh were both drafted in the first round, and Richburg in the second. Reese threw money at guard Schwartz, only to see him miss 75% of the games during his brief Giants career.

    Another glaring weakness is the secondary, where over 50% of the rostered players at that position group are injured/out. Apple and Thompson were both durable throughout their college careers, yet have played in less than half the games this season. This leads to undrafted rookies being thrown into the starting lineup.

    First and second string RBs also both out for extended periods.

    The Giants led the league in injuries for the past three seasons, which forced the team to fire the entire training staff and completely change the nutrition/recovery program. Hasn’t worked so far.

    Granted I don’t love Reese, but unless he is supposed to predict that relatively healthy players are going to all of the sudden become frequently injured, I can’t say the current state of the team falls 100% on him.

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