Louis Riddick joined a not-so-exclusive club on Friday: It includes those who think the Giants have failed to build an adequate offensive line.
In what some believe could be a make-or-break season for Daniel Jones, criticism has intensified that the Giants haven’t supported the young quarterback nearly enough with a group up front capable of protecting him.
Riddick, the former NFL executive who interviewed for the Giants’ general manager position that went to GM Dave Gettleman, didn’t hold back on his thoughts.
“Daniel Jones’ success and/or failure will be – although it’s on him because ultimately you’re responsible for your own performance – will be an indictment on the entire team-building operation in New York if he does fail because it’s not going to be just on him,” Riddick said on ESPN.
“The offensive line had been mismanaged in epic proportions. They had their pick of every single offensive tackle in the draft last year, and they picked Andrew Thomas, who was by far the worst one.”
In the offseason, the Giants lost their top lineman, Kevin Zeitler, and failed to adequately replace him. Instead, they will be going with a young and inexperienced group that mostly struggled last year. So far in training camp, that unit has hardly instilled confidence it is capable of turning a corner.
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