And I'm not defending him for any other games either.
He wasn't a good RT before he was replaced by KMac and I voice my concern of that during the pre-season.
Ive been trying to say this for a while but Diehl has some bad juju with him right now. Its affecting everyone. I don't know what happened, but my guess is an evil curse.
I know the "stats" show something else but he played well at LT when called upon last season.
This year is a new season and he has struggled.
But as usual, he's not as bad as all the hysterics here would suggest.
New York Giants Total yds Yds/Attempt
2012 (Rk#13) 1,114 4.4
2011 (Rk#32) 1,427 3.5
2010 (Rl#6) 2,200 4.6
2009 (Rk#17) 1,837 4.1
2008 (Rk#1) 2,518 5.0
2007 (Rk#4) 2,148 4.6
Thats all I'm saying. This demonization of DD is over the top.
As previously stated, this thread wasn't meant to say he is playing great ball, just that he didn't play as poorly last week as so many on here would lead one to believe.
Now with that said, the guy just came back from a sprained MCL so let's keep things in perspective. He also has been a trooper for us and has won 2 SB's so maybe he deserves a little respect as some others have stated.
Again, Boothe was responsible for the pressure on both picks and one sack and no one but me has talked about that.
Perspective is a commodity in short supply around these parts at the best of times and even more so after a 2-game slide.