Giants' Links: Why Has Big Blue's Passing Game Been Grounded?
Excerpt: ?The Giants' passing game started with so much promise in Dallas on opening night. Eli Manning threw for 450 yards. Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle each had 100-yard receiving games.
Cruz had three touchdowns. Tight end Brandon Myers had a team-high seven receptions.
Turns out that was the high-water mark and as Week 14 approaches, the Giants' passing game, which is ranked 18th in the NFL (233.1 ypg), remains a work in progress. That doesnít bode well heading into Sunday's game against a high-tech Chargers offense,
The trouble started along the offensive line, where injuries robbed the unit of continuity and chemistry. There have been sixth different starting configurations. Manning has been sacked a career-high 31 times and thrown 18 interceptions with four games remaining.
Left tackle Will Beatty has allowed a team-high 10 sacks.
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has had a nightmare season. He has no touchdowns and has been party to some bizarre moments. Sometimes, the opportunities haven't been there for him to make plays. Other times, Nicks hasnít taken advantage of them.
Tight end Brandon Myers, who has shown signs of life in the past two games, has largely been a disappointment.
As the Giants begin to turn their attention to next season, what do you think is the biggest problem that needs fixing for the passing game to get back on course?" Read more...