I think you do lose your job because of injury especially if the guy who replaces you plays better than you were before the injury, loyalty doesn't trump whats best for the team...
Flaherty says the change from LT to RT is challenging. So why not play Locklear who does not have that challenge? He's played RT most of his career.
Usually the Giants second half collapses were due to numerous injuries. Blame this years collapse on Flaherty and Coughlin's stubborn behavior and stupidity.
To break out an old cliche...
A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link
The difference with Diehl in at RT is like night and day, and it's not good. I can't stand the stubbornness of this organization sometimes. A blind man can see that changes have to be made immediately, but they wont make them, and all because of loyalty. An injury cant cost you your job? It sure would cost me mine if I couldn't do my job, and I'd also lose my job if someone else came in and did it better than me.
Its something that I despise about this current regime. Loyalty doesn't pay the bills, and it doesn't win games.