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    Excerpt: "
    The Giants' regular season opener is just 15 days away, and yet the team still does not know who will be protecting Eli Manning's blind side against theDallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.

    Projected starting left tackle Will Beatty missed yet another practice on Tuesday because of his back injury, and there is growing concern that he won't be ready to play by Sept. 5.

    In the meantime, 31-year-old Sean Locklear -- signed by the Giants last April -- has been manning the position with the first unit." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    im confident Lockler will do a better job at LT than DD could...Pretty sure Eli is looking at it that way

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    • #3
      Well, Eli is telling the truff.
      I have full confidence that Eli knows 100% what he's talking about. Glad to see that he is confident in Loc

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      • #4
        While he may do slightly better then DD - remember DD will still be playing at right tackle and is durable but certainly very flawed. Locklear was a backup/ swing for a reason. While both may stop the gap (we can only hope) these two are not the answer for any longer then this year. I do hope Beatty can get that back together and we can find out if he has a future protected elis back. We may finally need to draft a tackle in the first round in 13.

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        • #5
          well his mom was smoking hot back in the day, so i'm confident, since he probably had to block some late night creepers
          Apologize to Melo 5

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dave56dj View Post
            While he may do slightly better then DD - remember DD will still be playing at right tackle and is durable but certainly very flawed. Locklear was a backup/ swing for a reason. While both may stop the gap (we can only hope) these two are not the answer for any longer then this year. I do hope Beatty can get that back together and we can find out if he has a future protected elis back. We may finally need to draft a tackle in the first round in 13.
            lockler was a starter for 7 of the 8 years he was in the league...hes not just a swing tackle. he prob woulda been LT for seattle longer but they had walter jones. Lockler was on that roster when they went to the SB IIRC as their RT

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            • #7
              Yep he started in seattle - I was just saying he has been a swing for a while.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dave56dj View Post
                Yep he started in seattle - I was just saying he has been a swing for a while.
                when? he started 4 games last season for DC and the year prior was a full time starter going on 7 years...

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                • #9
                  Locklear ranks 11th overall for Pass Blocking Efficiency the last 3 years. Even if he does play worse, it'll still be an improvement.

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                  • #10
                    I guess i should have said he has been a starter (swing last year) but the majority of starts come at RT not LT.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                      lockler was a starter for 7 of the 8 years he was in the league...hes not just a swing tackle. he prob woulda been LT for seattle longer but they had walter jones. Lockler was on that roster when they went to the SB IIRC as their RT
                      And we won 2 superbowls with DD, whats your point that they went to the Superbowl with him at RT?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheEnigma View Post
                        Locklear ranks 11th overall for Pass Blocking Efficiency the last 3 years. Even if he does play worse, it'll still be an improvement.
                        And vince Young has a top ten QB rating, if you want to go by those kind of rating systems
                        Last edited by B-Red22; 08-22-2012, 06:29 AM.

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                        • #13
                          All we can do as fans is hope for the current o-line to continue to gain some continuity and cohesiveness. I think with more reps with the 1st team at LT, Locklear will continue to improve. If Eli is gaining confidence in him, thats definitely a positive.

                          I know Coughlin is the HC, and it seems right now he is wanting to keep Locklear at LT and Diehl at RT. But who knows, next week, maybe he makes the move to flip flop them. But if he is satisfied with Locklear at LT, thats who we might be looking at come week 1. I hoped for Beatty to be healthy and ready to go this season at LT, but I think that his back is going to be an issue off and on all season.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by B-Red22 View Post
                            And vince Young has a top ten QB rating, if you want to go by those kind of rating systems
                            The difference between the two systems is that the NFL uses the QB rating system while PFF uses one that accounts 4th quarter comebacks and any interceptions that are the fault of the receiver doesn't hurt the QB.

                            The NFL's system has always been atrocious. 1-1 3 yards and a TD will give you an amazing QB rating which is just an insufficient way of grading such things. A QB could go 5-8 with 150 yards and 3 Int's (but they were tipped by the receiver) and it then blames the QB. I stopped using the NFL's system last year and just rely on watching the film and PFF's occasional articles.

                            Regarding the original topic with Locklear, the gap between him and DD at pass blocking is so huge that I'm willing to take a chance on believing Locklear is a superior pass blocker any day of the week. DD has always been more of a run blocking guy anyway.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheEnigma View Post
                              The difference between the two systems is that the NFL uses the QB rating system while PFF uses one that accounts 4th quarter comebacks and any interceptions that are the fault of the receiver doesn't hurt the QB.

                              The NFL's system has always been atrocious. 1-1 3 yards and a TD will give you an amazing QB rating which is just an insufficient way of grading such things. A QB could go 5-8 with 150 yards and 3 Int's (but they were tipped by the receiver) and it then blames the QB. I stopped using the NFL's system last year and just rely on watching the film and PFF's occasional articles.

                              Regarding the original topic with Locklear, the gap between him and DD at pass blocking is so huge that I'm willing to take a chance on believing Locklear is a superior pass blocker any day of the week. DD has always been more of a run blocking guy anyway.


                              So what if a team runs a whole game of nothing but 3 step drops and 5 yard routes, no time to get to the QB, does the tackles "pass block efficiency" then increase or even border line perfect for that game?

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