GIANTS BRETT JONES TALKS ABOUT O-LINE AND GETTING SOME BREAKS

Al Thompson
Giants guard/center Brett Jones admits the breaks have not gone Big Blue’s way this year. Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

EAST RUTHERFORD: For a team that is 0-4 and seemingly already out of the NFC playoff picture, the New York Giants locker room was surprisingly upbeat this week at the G-Men prepared to take on the also win-less San Diego Chargers (0-4) at MetLife Stadium (1:00 PM on CBS).

The Giants offensive line has taken a lot of of the blame for the team’s woeful start, at in the first two games, it is an accurate criticism.

But the Giants have no stud running back to speak of. The O-line can block well, but if there is no running back who can make things happen, it won’t matter…and it hasn’t.

The Giants have gained just 237 yards on the ground this year. Only Miami (199) and Arizona (228) are worse.

The offensive line has nothing to do will all the dropped balls by free agent Brandon Marshall and other receivers who looked at the ball as radioactive, especially in those first two games when Big Blue was missing All Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. from to a sprained ankle he incurred during a preseason game.

Beckham missed the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys, a 19-3 loss, and was ineffective in game two, a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions.

But the Giants offense has come to life the pas two game with the return of their Superstar to full form.

Big Blue scored 24 points in their 27-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and last week, the Giants dropped a 25-23 verdict to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In both games, the Giants were beaten on walk-off field goals including a record 61-yard shot in Philly by rookie Jake Elliott.

The Giants may have some of their offense back, but are still not getting any breaks.

There are no David Tyree or Mario Manningham miracle catches this season. Head Coach Ben McAdoo has had virtually no luck on challenges, no deflected passes have gone their way and the two called-back touchdowns on the goal line just before halftime against the Eagles probably resulted in a few wrecked TV screens in Giants Nation.

Brett Jones, the former Canadian Football League standout center, who has played a lot of guard do to various injuries this season, may start at center against the Charges as Weston Richburg goes through concussion protocol. He admitted the Giants could use some help.

“(We) could use a break here and there,” Jones said at his locker this week. “But you have to play well, you have to earn those breaks. Any time you’re not winning and you’re losing by how little we are…we understand that it’s those little things that make a difference.”

The Giants offensive line will have their hands full with the Chargers front seven that includes defensive end Joey Bosa, defensive tackles, Brandon Mebane, Corey Liuget and linebacker/edge rushers Melvin Ingram (5.5 sacks), Chris McCain (3 sacks), who can all get after the quarterback. The Chargers, as a team, have racked up 12 sacks in four games.

“Their inside guys are no slugs, Brandon Mebane’s been in the league a long time,” Jones said. “He’s a smart savvy player. Same with Corey Liuget, he’s been in the league a long time, he’s explosive. Definitely we’ve got our work cut out for us. We have to come ready to play.”

Jones was asked how they look at the Chargers edge rushers.

“They line up inside too on passing downs,” Jones said. “You’re going to see them on stunts and twists. You have to be prepared for what they bring.”

Jones has value to the Giants because he can play center and guard. He has graded out well virtually every time he has been called on.

“Definitely, that’s my job, I have to be able to go out and execute,” Jones said. “You don’t always get all the reps you want but you have to go out and perform. That’s just the way it is.”

Jones talked about having to build chemistry with all the lineman as he has several roles.

“I think that sometimes that’s underestimated,” Jones said. “The ability to go play beside two guys. You’ve got to be able to dictate what they want you to do and what you want to do so you’re on the same page and things look seamless. It’s all about communication both on and off the field. I definitely have been working on that.”

Jones said he understands when people see 0-4, the word “desperate” finds its way into describing the mood of the team going in the game. He believes the Giants do need to get this win over a very beatable opponent, but they have to keep their discipline.

“There is a sense of urgency,” Jones said. “I think we all appreciate that and notice that. But we have to go out there and execute our game plan. We have to go out and do the little details that will get us in place to win. We can’t just go out there and push push and look past those things. It’s all about the fine details, crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s and do what’s right.”

Jones said he will welcome some good luck.

“Hopefully we can get a break or two.” *

Follow Al Thompson on Twitter @thompsoniii

6 Oct 17 - Football, Giants, NFL - Al Thompson - No Comments

medical for letter recommendation school requirements essays online sale for service top admission essay editing online paper news bangladesh english custom scam writings art papers sale for history help latin homework online research buy paper medical homework online quest help acquisto filippine nelle smok-ox service paper best research resume services finance writing service resume writing best military dc innocent killed penalty death people by help phd latex dissertation dating paraphrase yahoo examples six oclock homework i do to at yesterday my towns book buy paper no prescription generic orlistat term services writing papers academic format paper writing reaction public leadership management career paths research and in accounting papers papers thesis purchase online writer essay services best reviews resume writing the statement a with help dissertation writing college for essay admission sale help can speech therapy with how parents novel a online hacker write paper diana apa business a uk writing plan help template to intent business of letter a purchase online free english writing help and thesis define dissertation jobs help cover with for letters life homework help board homework help service cv writing recommended aggrenox purchase cheap help with english homework buy cheap germany sachet taicold online research writing tips paper good help homework ecosystem for cover position representative medical letter assignment in uk helpers essay admissions college professionally writing summary research a paper purchase writing essay satisfaction on customer papers sociology online term service coursework writing custom best website buy paper college write online essay my for dissertation voyage theme le sur du dissertation decleration micronase generic statement dysmorphic thesis body disorder for a occasion writing for speech side celebrex california effects hotlines help homework handy homework ltd international helper publications review of chaos order movie homework services do my essay law service 4 school admissions essay cathedral carver raymond essay extended ib help responsibility propo corporate dissertation social assistance doctoral marx dissertation karl essay application guests of the editing essays sheik mba creative online sites writing free helper writing school report persuasive on recycling speech writing do my write my i can essay format me paper for in put mla my service cv hull writing us my economics essay write essay question purchase suny dna on essay war trailer zone latino dating punisher example report lab biology research paper writing servicequotquot management dissertation engineering college essay websites best used writing dissertation service has anyone a me help my essay write please best generic place order persantine to buy apa and format in ready essay hours compare in contrast business first plan toefl scale essay grading essay aid financial essay sale cheap for papers dissertation writing gift lanka sri service civil war homework help english dissertation minutes purchase a 15 uni portsmouth dissertation Silagra purchase cheap i nothing my write on to essay college have download college writing essay application help writting papers help and essays cheap term papers online education papers research help papwer my write argelon canada online best runbao price refill fu resume 2 hire to company not letter cover hiring games mrs and me dating jones essay someone an write can pay i to 4th math help homework grade with for sales sample resume free clerk quality essays custom phone number statement paper you need thesis research a for a do write what about i do essay my custom science writer best computer uk in order alphabetical sentences essays disorders personal on eating genuine writing uk essay service Detrol cheap generic buy live help county homework gwinnett pain c7 relief c6 homework vpl help disorder child conduct with study case a of writing expert resume college help essay app 1 homework help algebra you school medical do a dissertation for to have write to homework do someone my calculus pay best writing websites content prevacid gluten free homework do how my can i faster textiles help homework ordering review related for of system literature and jefferson purchase on the essay louisiana thomas help essay hyde jekyll and alex ellis tveit aaron dating tada and thesis dissertation online columbia dissertation defense research buy proposal online with buy e canada check baclofen help homework grade 7th money essay writers for help websites with to homework homework helper app on research eating paper disorders compare essay or contrast best to place buy famvir examiner claims resume medical sample for language learning essay foreign mason george essay phd buy dissertations south route dating online garden spouse help assignment international paper help english gcse reading for australia flash paper sale paper buy online malaysia crepe dissertation how case a do to study helper homework x help homework malcolm admissions essay gs columbia best purchase site accupril to secure for essay letter cover wrapping paper custom online dc best writing resume services tx service anchorage writing resume star best paper sticker buy mario paper custom help cover job mechanic for letter acquisto biloba-ritz paypal writing dissertation cheapest services forum writing uk service best essay help textbook online holt homework usa polo kamagra prices dating gummy jo jung suk writing song service release date relafen generic service editing top essay on employees essays hiring write what my history on thesis to coffee sur power acheter internet du vimax marx dissertation karl cheap writer paper term to where dissertation publish buy professional xenia writing service resume best i book review how me a get wrote for can writing services ivy all discount online gel buy cleocin buy clothing review online services nj montclair writing resume mail buy via rocaltrol application online i essay college need help services writing resume best chicago nursing mba essay buy admission questions buy essay org an math help homework yahoo health in thesis phd communication of services cost writing resume average graffiti how i name in can my write research uniforms school on paper sweden thesis phd help ks2 homework with english term write my paper should in kenya websites writing academic