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raises about the future and how the organization will try to dig itself out of the mess the team has gotten into. Letís try and answer some of those questions in this weekís Big Blue View mailbag.Ed says: Rhett Ellison has a foot injury. I really donít know how severe Color Rush Alec Ogletree Jersey , or what the exact injury is. Hereís a question for you ó donít you think itís kind of difficult to run two-tight end sets when you are running them with your third and fourth tight ends, or with a third-team tight end and a backup offensive lineman? Is that really the best personnel to put on the field?Letís also remember that the best pass-catching tight end they have, Evan Engram, has missed three games with a knee injury. That affects the personnel groupings. For what itís worth, through five weeks the Giants had used two tight ends 27 percent of the time, per Sharp Football Stats.Ed says: Well, Harper, look at it this way. Youíve been hanging in there since the Giants last won the Super Bowl and six of the last seven seasons have been bad. Enjoy watching Saquon Barkley. Look for signs of progress. Enjoy those, and hang onto them. Also, remember this ó the Giants have gotten this right and hoisted the Lombardi Trophy four times. No matter how bad it is right now, there are a lot of fan bases out there that would trade places with fans of the Giants in a heartbeat.David Clancy asks: Do you think this is a mess a rookie QB, like Drew Lock, can handle? Especially if he struggles early and Odell creates attention by telling all to Josina Anderson about how Lock is trash or Herbert might not be the future. Also how can a rookie develop while heís constantly retreating from 350+ lb pieces of muscle who want to crush his ribs? That can ruin any rookie QB, no matter the talent.Ed says: If you are asking me about Lock specifically, I have no idea. I donít think Iíve ever seen a single snap the kid has played. Go back to when Manning was a young quarterback. His receivers, especially Jeremy Shockey, caused him all sorts of grief and probably slowed his development. Eventually, the organization just chose the quarterback over the whiners. The quarterback is ALWAYS the most important player. If the organization, or the locker room, forgets that you have a problem. Right now, the Giants have a problem. If they eventually go with a youngster Youth Eli Manning Jersey , the organization has to support him by stomping on, or removing trouble. As for the part about being crushed, that applies to old, immobile quarterbacks, too.Justin HerbertPhoto by Steve Dykes/Getty ImagesTom Mandler asks: With the Giants heading for a complete overhaul this offseason; what college QBs should we be watching, and what kind of building blocks could we reasonably expect if we traded Beckham (2 first round picks?).Ed says: As far as quarterbacks, the names you keep hearing are Justin Herbert (Oregon) and Drew Lock (Missouri). Trading Beckham? Not happening now, so Iím not even thinking about that. Co-host Patricia Traina said Friday on ďLocked on GiantsĒ that she doesnít think Beckham finishes his contract with the Giants, and I agree, but I seriously doubt anyone is taking that contract until the fully-guaranteed money is paid after the 2020 season.Devon Aronstam asks: I am sure I am not the first to think of or mention this, but with all this talk of Eli being done, what about the idea of bringing in Colin Kaepernick? Iím no expert on how fans react and I know Mr. Mara has stated in the past how much mail he has received on this topic, but I would think Giants fans are desperate for better QB play and the team really doesnít have a solid, veteran backup ready to step in. The bottom line is Eli and the Giants have only won 4 of their last 22 games. We are clearly not going anywhere this year and what a great opportunity to see if Kap has anything left after such a long layoff. If we remain terrible, we will most certainly get a high pick to take a new QB with. If he shows promise and we win a few games we can parlay a high pick into multiple picks to help rebuild o-line and pass rush. Thoughts?Ed says: I wasnít going to take this question, because I didnít really want to deal with the Kaepernick stuff. I need to, though. Colin Kaepernick is not the answer. First of all, heís 30 and hasnít played in two years. Second of all, and this is something that people seem to conveniently forget when they look at the reasons Kaepernick isnít in the league, he wasnít very good. He went 3-16 his last two seasons as a starter. In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers thought Blaine Gabbert ó BLAINE GABBERT!! ó was better Color Rush Kareem Martin Jersey , and he opened the season at quarterback. Despite all the politics of it, if any team out there thought Kaepernick was good enough to start and lead them to championships, they would have signed him.Colin Kaepernick is, maybe, a backup in the league at this point. He isnít going to solve anyoneís quarterback problem. Also, how does Kaepernick help you parlay a high draft pick into multiple picks? Not sure I get how signing him, or anyone, would have anything to do with that.Anthony Del Genio asks: IĎve been struggling (and maybe the BBV staff has been too) with how to separate the performance of the OL from that of the QB. In light of your column today, which I think is the first one in which I see you leaning toward Eli being the problem or part of it, I wonder whether there are any examples out there of great teams/QBs with terrible OLs. Iím especially interested in Russell Wilson (a great QB in my opinion and in the prime of his career) who seems to be having terrible problems this year (and you could see it last year too) behind one of the worst OLs in the NFL. His stats look pretty similar to Eliís this season. Would putting a great mobile QB behind what is at present an awful Giants OL actually make much of a difference? Or are we going nowhere until the OL is fixed?Ed says: Anthony, Gettleman walked in the door saying the offensive line has to be fixed. It hasnít been. Shurmur has said the Giants will go only as far as the offensive line can take them. So far, not very far. There are issues with the way Manning has played, certainly. Running quarterback or not, though, no team can play good, consistent offense without good offensive line play.Ed says: I donít know that Tom Coughlin bringing Ereck Flowers to the Jacksonville Jaguars says anything about the 2015 draft. I think that what it says is the Jaguars think they they can win this season, they have lost their starting left tackle (Cam Robinson) for the season, they didnít have a Plan B they were happy with, and Flowers ó believe it or not ó was the closest thing to a starting-caliber left tackle on the market right now.Ed says: ďFire sale?Ē Those might happen in baseball, but when is the last time you saw that happen in the NFL? You see individual trades, but not fire sales. I wouldnít say any Giants are ďlikelyĒ to be traded. I mean Authentic Riley Dixon Jersey , the Giants are 4-18 in their last 22 games. How desirable are their players? Maybe Janoris Jenkins, but youíre not getting more than a late-round pick in return. Letís not get started with Manning or Beckham trade talk. Itís just not realistic to think the Giants can suddenly sell off a bunch of players and get a bunch of top draft picks in return. The relationship between Landon Collins and the New York Giants is, right now, a complicated one. He is probably their best defensive player, young enough in his fourth season to still be a building block. He is, also, however a free agent at the end of the season and was the subject of trade rumors before the 2018 NFL trade deadline.The Giants are 1-7 this season and 4-20 over the past two seasons. Collins told SNY that the trade rumors were ďa big eye-openerĒ and that ďIf theyíre rebuilding, they can rebuild without me.ĒIf they want to keep Collins and canít reach a long-term deal, the Giants could use the franchise tag on the 24-year-old two-time Pro Bowler. Thatís not a scenario that would make Collins happy.ďHonestly I donít want it,Ē he said. ďI know what type of player I am. Iím going to bring forth hard-work, talent, play-making abilities to the game each and every week. Why would I want to play under a one-year deal? If something happens Iím not guaranteed. And even though Iím guaranteed that for a year, Iím still not guaranteed. ...ďIt is what it is,Ē Collins said. ďIf they franchise tag me I have to go from there. I canít go nowhere. Thereís not much I can do.ĒAround the Inter-GoogleGiants midseason report: Assessing the first half for all 53 players, Pat Shurmur and Dave Gettleman Ė The AthleticA snapshot view of the entire Giants roster, with a look back at the first eight games and a look ahead at what to expect in the second half of the season.Kyle Shanahan: ĎI donít think it was too tough a decisioní to start Nick Mullens in Week 10 vs. Giants - Niners NationThe 49ers are taking this week-to-week, but itís a big one for Mullens.Giants reshuffling O-line again: Who's the odd man out?If and when the New York Giants start their ninth and play their 10th different offensive lineman this season Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, John Greco is expected to be the latest odd man out.Eli Manning needs to prove to Giants he should be starterLetís cut through the niceties, semantics and rhetoric and refer to the Giants game at the 49ers Monday night for what it truly is: Eli Manningís Last...

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