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    Giants' David Diehl will retake starting right tackle job vs. Steelers

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    Giants' David Diehl will retake starting right tackle job vs. Steelers

    By Jenny Vrentas/The Star-Ledger
    on November 01, 2012 at 2:41 PM, updated November 01, 2012 at 2:47 PM



    David Diehl will return to the starting line-up for the first time since Week 2.Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger


    Sean Locklear said he got the news Wednesday, from Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty: David Diehl will return to his starting right tackle job this week, and Locklear will return to jumbo tackle duty.

    "He said, 'You're not being benched because of your play,' " Locklear said of his conversation with Flaherty. " 'Youíve been playing good; youíve done everything weíve asked. Itís jkst the guy canít lose his job from minor injury.' I kind of expected it, I just didnít know when it was going to happen. Heís been here 10 years, heís started virtually every game. So I understand where they are coming from."

    Locklear said Diehl is taking all the reps with the first team in practice this week, in preparation to start against the Steelers.

    Diehl sprained his MCL in the Week 2 win against the Buccaneers and missed the next three games. Diehl returned for the 49ers game but has spent the past three games as the jumbo tackle -- the first time in his 10-year Giants career he's played but did not start. Locklear will now return to jumbo duty.

    "Itís tough, but itís the position I thought I was going to be in coming into the season," Locklear said. "But you know, things happen. Had a chance to actually get in there and play, and now it is kind of back to where I thought it was going to be. Iím happy Iíll be that sixth guy, so Iíll still get some reps. I wonít completely just be out of the loop."

    Locklear, a nine-year veteran, filled in admirably in Diehl's place. He started the season at left tackle, while Will Beatty was on his way back from a back injury, and moved to right tackle after Diehl's injury. Quarterback Eli Manning has only been sacked six times this season, the fewest in the league.

    "I was excited to get in and play, I'm excited for the things I've done, but Iíll be (Diehl's) biggest fan," Locklear said. "Iíll cheer him, help where I can, and then like I said, I'll be the sixth guy and prepare that way."
    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...ll_retake.html

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    So let me get this straight....

    The 32nd ranked run team last year is now ranked 12th in rushing
    They've given up the FEWEST amount of sacks in the league - 7



    ....so they're gonna make a change back to Diehl at RT?

    WTF? I'm not even a Diehl hater, but jesus if it ain't broke DON'T FIX IT.

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    I think PFF is a joke, but here's some reasoning:

    Patricia Traina‏@Patricia_Traina

    For those asking about the possibility of Diehl for Locklear, I might point out that according to @PFF ......Locklear has allowed 21 QB hurries, more than double the amount given up by the rest of the o-line. ...

    He has also allowed 4 QB hits, tied with Baas for 2nd most (behind Boothe).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    I think PFF is a joke, but here's some reasoning:
    Yeah Diehl is better at pass protection probably, but against the run it is clearly Locklear. I don't think it is a coincidence how the run game took off as soon as Diehl got hurt against Tampa...

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    This is a mistake....

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    Diehl sucks beyond belief. Every time that imbecile plays the running game completely blows. They need to cut that fat drunk now and be rid of him forever. He can't play.

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    This makes no sense I dont understand Coughlin sometimes. I bet Eli gets killed on Sunday

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    Diehl + Bradshaw = working our way back down the running game ranks
    X's and O's Breakdown of each of Eli Manning's 27 Interceptions

    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...-Interceptions

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    I miss McKenzie...

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    what the...
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    Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) tweeted at 7:11 PM on Thu, Nov 01, 2012:

    Sounds like Diehl is jumbo this week. Per Gilbride: "Theyíre doing a pretty good job. So, itís hard to make a change."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) tweeted at 7:11 PM on Thu, Nov 01, 2012:

    Sounds like Diehl is jumbo this week. Per Gilbride: "Theyíre doing a pretty good job. So, itís hard to make a change."
    Yeah I just saw that and now I'm confused. Different things from every direction. Hope he's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    Yeah I just saw that and now I'm confused. Different things from every direction. Hope he's right.
    Well Gilbride would over ride the line coach right? ray:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post
    Well Gilbride would over ride the line coach right? ray:
    I would hope so

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