Listen: Eli Manning, Giants, Saquon Barkley discussed on Zach Gelb
"Cesspool of Twitter at Zach Gelb shoot me a tweet. And if it's good enough. Maybe we'll read it on the air. Steve Spagnolo coming up in about ten minutes from now, we'll get all of his thoughts on the bismuth. Disgusting start by the New York football giants all went to to start off the year. And they were just physically beat up in Dallas. And they showed zero fight in that game. And the offense continues to be a complete and utter disaster for another year. And this time it may be could a soldier self from the giants going into this year where you look at the weapons they keep Eli manning. They have Odell Beckham back. He's now healthy and paid your drafted saquon Barkley at number two you haven't athletic tight end in evident grim. You have a nice complimentary player in a sterling Shepard. And the wide receiving unit. It got some pieces here and for the giants offense for most of the game only generate three points against the Dallas defense. That is good. Underrated. Not great. It's embarrassing. It really is. And the results get on the defensive. I couldn't get to the quarterback is because the offense is not carrying their weight. The offense is gone on three and outs or six plays in two minutes. And they're not one of the defense rested. All and now this is an offense. It's going to be judged off a few things the offensive line. The play calling of the coach and the quarterback and the coach wasn't aggressive to start off the game. We know that the coach is not going to give answers publicly. All you need to do is listen to his interview yesterday with Mike francesa. But when you get to the offensive line. I don't see how they fix this. You're working in a new center now I zero confidence on the right side of the line. The left side soldiers going to have some good games. He's going to have some bad games. And the same is going to be the case for Hernandez because that's a rookie offensive linemen, and there's three positions that I guarantee you in the NFL when you're a rookie and your plying where you're gonna have ups and downs and those mistakes are going to be magnified. It is a rookie cornerback a rookie offensive linemen and rookie quarterback. So this offensive line. I don't see even if I was optimistic personal world. I don't see how this all fence of line gets it going, and they can talk about schemes all they want. And now it's only two weeks in and the season's not over this thing could get out of hand very quickly. Just look at the team last year. And you look at the next few of coming games yet. The texans. Texans have problems on the offensive line Watson's. But a disaster to the first two games of the season, Texas, get after the quarterback, and we'll see cloudy place. Then you got the saints after that saints defense, not that good. But they could score. Then you're at the Panthers are very good defense who beat up on the couch. You just lost to then you host the eagles. We know they have one's coming back. And then you have the falcons, and depending on what week it is. They can move the ball. It just depends on if they get in the end zone or not because of the red zone problems. So this offensive line is a major major major problems. They improved it too in the off season. And it still a problem. But then you get to the quarterback, and you wonder, and this is the most I think divisive topic right now when you look at the teams in New York. How much blame does he live manning? Get because we know how much the fan is loyalty live man and going back to last year. Makati made the decision. The problem making that decision if you wanted to test out the future, I'm okay with it. But you had no one to go to Davis Webb wasn't ready, and do you know Smith, we know what Gina Smith is. He's not an effective quarterback. The giants and the off season double down on that decision. Even though they've made a change at the head coach and a change of the general manager by taking a running back instead of a franchise quarterback. Donald the most out of all these quarterbacks at the draft. And I didn't think he was gonna get there three or two and he was there because the Browns passed up on them. And so to the giants and now for years and years to come saquon Barkley could be hall of fame back at Sam darnold is tenure franchise quarterback. It's going to be looked at as a mistake. Not mistake. But it's going to be looked at as a mistake. Because you always take the quarterback over the running back. But I'm wondering how much blame goes on Eli? Now, you put a lot of quarter quarterback's offensive line. And they can't get the job done. They can't because you can't have a second thing. But the disconcerting part about this. And the alarming thing is when it's and Gary Myers said it when it's like third and five feels like third and twenty and is he capable of making a big game. He played last year up against the eagles loss and the end of the season. Korea lot MIR in the ball game on Sunday night. There's a lotta time. He's drawing in front of the sticks. Or on check downs. It's whole offenses check down. Check down check down because they don't have a second debris. Sometimes you can't even get to the Czech downs. So manning right now when you try to determine how much blame goes on him and Kenny improved for the future right now. I'm going to bet against that. And it's not just solely all on Eli. Because I still think on the right team like it's still ply. But you look at that offense align houses getting better. If you want to make the argument, oh, Eli could still get the ball to DAL saquon, sterling shepherd, and everything you can make that argument counter with you is how does he get the ball out when he gets no protection? You can't get the ball crooked. And they're getting the ball. Now. And right now, this offensive line's a mess. And the offensive line quarterback needs have synergy, and they need the offensive line. The block near the quarterback the football quarterback can complete the football right now because of the offensive line and also because he's taken a step back. And when you're not going to protect you taking those sets, and he loves the word bounces back it affects it affects affects affects what you're trying to do as a quarterback greatly and your entire offense. Let me get to Kevin in Massachusetts on the fan. Go ahead. Kevin. Doing great. Go ahead. Yeah. Big time Zionist span, and I'm gonna tell you from you talking about man, and I'm gonna give you I ten spent of the blank. Why? We already know from the start. You light have never been a mobile quarterback. No question. You know that you have to protect them in the pocket. The giants have a tendency to hire offense to the coaches that are supposed to be guru. And every time they hire an offensive head coach. The offense gets works on academic. The play calling is horrific you'd have to find a way to get the ball run run run asleep. The screen. They didn't throw a one screen pass in the game against the Cowboys. And the Cowboys were flipping them all night, you have a bad offense the white Rolleston right now. Darren headlights every time the ball. It's like you just waiting to get hit. And he's getting affected by that. Like, I said, I don't put all the blame on Eli. I don't even put the majority of the blame on Eli about in your backpedaling still. It's also product to the offensive line. But as a quarterback, you got it or not to do that. And Kevin I gotta let you run because they get the Spagnolo, but does deserve some of this blame. But once again, the main issues with this offensive line, and that's why I don't kill Eli manning right now. You know, there's obviously a cause for concern when you passed up on this guy, and you thought you could turn around and win quickly which I never thought the giants could win quickly with Eli manning as a quarterback again just because of his age. I ending the football team was that good. But when you make that move and you like to go with Eli. And you see the way darnold playing. It's only two games stole long road to go. No matter how good saquon Barkley as it's going to be viewed as a mistake. But once again, it comes down to the offensive line. And then at the offense align starts to get some chemistry and play better. And he liked camp producing carries on weight. Then that's where you can fully blast the quarterback. But right now, I'm not ready to do that. Because if I add soldier Hernandez, a new center and two guys on the right side of a block and for me. Yeah. I would not be putting up good stats either. We'll get to Steve Spagnolo next on the."