Hurt his ankle in the game and did it affect his play going forward. If this has been discussed I'll delete. It's easy to miss offensive line stuff with all these threads.
play where he was driven backward and seemed to just collapse to the ground. But, that may be hard to single out the play I am thinking from many others during the game.
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| play where he was driven backward and seemed to just collapse to the ground. But, that may be hard to single out the play I am thinking from many others during the game.
I think you're right. The screen where he fell to the ground. There was a post with a .gif of it and you can see he fell because he turned his ankle. I'm sure it slowed him down and Sy mentioned it in his review.
Starting right tackle Bobby Hart had his right ankle wrapped and wore a walking boot. He said he rolled his ankle on the fifth or sixth play. He made it through the game, but said planting on the ankle was difficult.
Hart said the injury definitely hampered him throughout the game.
“I mean, it’s my ankle, bro,’’ Hart said. “You try blocking on one ankle. You’re trying to stop people from pushing you and you’re trying to plant on your ankle.’’
He's terrible on 1 or 2 ankles!!!
and then the DE still had enough time to tackle the RB on a screen. Hart just made that DE a few million dollars, what a highlight on his film.
I'll admit to this, if he has a bad ankle there's no way in the world I would want him out there Monday night. At this point I'm not even sure he can play on two ankles. I thought he was making progress in the preseason but you never know until the real bullets fly. The first game and injury make it a tough read. I'm cutting him some slack because it's in our interests as Giant fans that he plays well. I guess we won't know that for sure for a while yet.
I'd really like to see Jones and Flucker. I'm not guranteeing anything, I just know the current combination blows. I want to see what they would look like.