Considered one of the elite units in the NFL not too long ago, the New York Giants’ offensive line has a lot more question marks surrounding it this year than in seasons past.
While the Giants’ line still has a lot of talent, the possibility exists that they could be a subpar unit this season. In seasons past that was never considered a possibility.
However it must be said that while no one expected the Giants’ offensive line last year to play poorly, they did exactly that. Seams that once appeared regularly in the running game disappeared, and Eli Manning was beaten up more often than he was accustomed to in the passing game.
The consequences of last seasons subpar play by the offensive line is that one or more of the starters, who have played together since the 2007 Super Bowl season, could be benched.
After all the NFL does stand for, “Not For Long.”
The following is a breakdown of the individual lineman that are projected to start this season for the Giants’ offensive line. As a bonus I have included a breakdown of the Shawn Andrews signing and potential impact it could have.