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    SHUFFLING ALONG OFFENSIVE LINE YIELDS GOOD RESULTS FOR GIANTS

    SHUFFLING ALONG OFFENSIVE LINE YIELDS GOOD RESULTS FOR GIANTS

    "While the sheer volume of injuries the New York
    Giants
    have had in 2011 is a marvel in and of itself, there has scarcely
    been a more bizarre set of injuries for a given team. About two weeks ago,
    starting left tackle William Beatty went down for the season with a detached
    retina in his eye. This past week, Stacy
    Andrews
    was placed on injured reserve with blood clots in his lungs, while
    center David
    Baas
    is undergoing tests to determine the relationship between a neck injury
    he suffered and intense migraines.


    All of this could only mean disaster for the Giants offensive line right?




    Wrong.




    Last week against the Green Bay Packers, the Giants used their 5th offensive
    line combination of the season to the tune of arguably their best results. The
    team averaged five yards per rushing attempt, 1.7 yards ahead of their season
    average of 3.3, which is good for dead last in the NFL.




    Kevin
    Boothe
    started at center, Mitch
    Petrus
    at left guard, and David
    Diehl
    at left tackle. Boothe has turned out to be one of the most valuable
    players on the team in 2011, starting in three different positions on the line.
    Diehlhas done admirably at left tackle on very short notice, and Mitch
    Petrus
    was impressive in his first career start at left guard.




    In truth, this was the residue of design.




    For example, Jim
    Cordle
    , brought on as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State, started four positions along the offensive line while at Ohio
    State. The Giants value the versatility of linemen above anything else.




    David Deihlhas also played four spots along the offensive line in nine years
    with the Giants.




    Mitch
    Petrus
    , who has not seen much playing time over the course of his 1st two
    seasons in New York,
    was surprisingly effective in handling the likes of B.J. Rajifor most of the
    day. Petrus may not have had enough of a grasp on the offensive system or shown
    enough in practice to earn a jersey for the better part of this season, but he
    was known in college for being a gamer.




    In one start in the NFL, Petrus is proving why he could be well on his way to
    maintaining that reputation on the next level."



    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: SHUFFLING ALONG OFFENSIVE LINE YIELDS GOOD RESULTS FOR GIANTS

    Delaying the dive and giving time for the blocks to set - up didn`t hurt either. BJ `s big runs were a result of that.

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    Re: SHUFFLING ALONG OFFENSIVE LINE YIELDS GOOD RESULTS FOR GIANTS

    I wanted to make a post about this but have been so busy this week.


    How is it that our offensive line, down 2 starters and having 3 guys at new postions, plays 5 times better than our starting 5 ever could? Unreal....

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    Re: SHUFFLING ALONG OFFENSIVE LINE YIELDS GOOD RESULTS FOR GIANTS

    [quote user="NoHuddle10"]I wanted to make a post about this but have been so busy this week.


    How is it that our offensive line, down 2 starters and having 3 guys at new postions, plays 5 times better than our starting 5 ever could? Unreal....[/quote]

    Last year we have that five game stretch where Eli wasn't sacked, a team record, behind a makeshift OLine
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: SHUFFLING ALONG OFFENSIVE LINE YIELDS GOOD RESULTS FOR GIANTS

    I think it is a little premature to say "makeshift offensive line yields good results."

    It might be more accurate to say "makeshift offensive line cant yield any worse results."

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