New York Giants To Start New Offensive Lineman At Right Guard Vs 49ers

The New York Giants are in dire need of help on both sides of the ball after a strenuous first half of the season. Sitting at 1-7 is a Big Blue team seeking leadership and a resurgence with the top NFC East teams notched at just four wins.

Mathematically speaking the Giants are still in the playoff race, and if they can win out in the second half, they can play upset with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. Even the Washington Redskins pose a threat, despite suffering several significant injures on the offensive line.

The Giants will be attempting to piece together their offensive line once again after the BYE. General manager Dave Gettleman cut ties with right guard Patrick Omameh, allocating $3.5 million in dead money to the 2019 salary cap. At the very least, Gettleman can admit a mistake and move on from it faster than Jerry Reese seemed to be capable of – see Ereck Flowers and any other bust.

The Giants receive support on the offensive line:

The Giants were awarded OL Jamon Brown from the Los Angeles Rams by way of the waiver wire about two weeks ago. Brown was a former starting lineman on the Rams before being suspended for the first two weeks of the season for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.

New York secured a solid option at right guard with this move, presenting a much better option over Omameh or John Greco. It’s reported that Brown will start on Monday night against the 49ers in his debut with the Giants. The new guard started in all 16 games last year for Los Angeles. With Brown taking Greco’s spot, it will be the Giants’ fourth different starting O-line combination in nine games.

Big Ten Highlights: Carsen Edwards In Midseason Form Already

College basketball season is underway, and it’s time to see how some of the top players in the Big Ten are doing. Michigan State went down to Kansas on the first night of the season, but some of the other teams in the conference, including Purdue and Indiana, picked up wins. Of course, those two teams are notable for having players who are expected to contend for Player of the Year awards come the end of the season.

There’s a bit of a contrast here with Romeo Langford being the highly anticipated freshman newcomer and Edwards already having experience, as a junior who looks to take his game to the next level this year.So far, that experience has given Edwards a bit of an advantage. He put up 30 points in Purdue’s second game, a victory against Fairfield.

Edwards’ jumpshot shone specifically in the performance, as well as his shooting from deep. However, Edwards isn’t the only highly touted Big Ten player to put on a scoring performance recently. Freshman Romeo Langford scored 19 in his college debut, for state rivals Indiana. In contrast with Edwards and his range, Langford was more aggressive and scored from around the basket.

Langford didn’t put up as many points as Edwards did, but that’s reasonable considering his status as a freshman. Going into the season, he’s perhaps the most highly rated freshman that doesn’t play for the Duke Blue Devils. Langford will also be one of the most important players for second year head coach Archie Miller when Indiana faces some of their tougher non-conference opponents such as Marquette and Arkansas, and eventually, a top three Duke team.

New York Giants Brass Heavily Investing Time In QB Justin Herbert

If you haven’t heard the name Justin Herbert, you might want to begin familiarizing yourself with it. Herbert is a college quarterback that has been a heavy target for the New York Giants this season, as they continue investing time and effort in his scouting.

The Oregon quarterback has the size of Josh Allen and the throwing ability of Josh Rosen. The primary question is: Will he commit to the NFL draft after reports stated he might want to stay one more year to play with his younger brother? 

Personally, I believe he will commit, why? Because he would be the top quarterback option in the draft, maximizing his monetary compensation – additionally, he would have the chance to feature on a Giants time composed of Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley.

For a college passer to go from a team with no play-makers, to one with more than he’s ever seen, you can consider that a dream come true.

At 1-7 on the year, the Giants currently hold the 1st overall pick ahead of the Oakland Raiders. It’s possible the Raiders are interested in the passer but Derek Carr surely complicates those plans.

How have the New York Giants allocated resourced towards Justin Herbert?

General manager Dave Gettleman has been present for three of Herbert’s games this season, where he’s played well despite a lack of support. By doing this, he in terms raises the value of a quarterback for other teams in the market. If the Giants are high on a quarterback that might be the top prospect in the draft, it will require a kings ransom to trade up to acquire him.

What’s so great about Herbert?

The Ducks signal caller is simply a fantastic athlete. He can operate in the play-action and extend plays with his legs. Additionally, he has incredible mobility in the pocket which will be essential in a pass-rush heavy NFL. One of his more underrated attributes is his arm strength. He can put immense zip on balls and shoot passes through tight windows. Anticipation is another impressive characteristic Herbert acquires. He can throw his receivers open when pressure is closing in. Herbert can be reckless with the ball, as he’s thrown five interceptions in five straight games, but this can be coughed up to his risk-taking nature. With a little refinement and timing work he can eradicate those mistakes and turn them into big gains.