You know what? I'm just gonna come out and say it. Nate Solder hasn't lived up to the contract of the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history during his tenure with the Giants. I could also say he hasn't live up to my salary as a middling smut blogger either. At least if Solder made what I am making, his first couple of seasons with the G-Men would've been easier to stomach before he opted out of the 2020 season, which led to his return this year instead of being a no-brainer salary cap casualty.
Unfortunately this blog is as much about Matt Peart not being able to take the starting job from a guy who has been killed by stats guys, tape guys, and all sorts of EDGE rushers. That sentence is admittedly a mix of alarming and terrifying before you think about what #GiantsTwitter will look like if Rashawn Slater plays as well as the reports say he has practiced in training camp and that the Giants passed on him to make a solid trade for the future at the expense of a starting right tackle for the next decade because they liked last year's third round pick who was seen as a developmental tackle.
However this is not the time to cry about the Giants offensive line. That may come on Sunday if Von Miller and Bradley Chubb cause chaos at MetLife Stadium this Sunday or Chase Young and the other 100 first round picks Washington has used on pass rushers do the same four days later since the schedule makers clearly did not give a flying fuck about the Giants O-Line having time to mesh together. But it's up to a struggling offensive line, a limited play caller, the injured new playmakers the Giants acquired this offseason, and a QB who has "no excuses in his make or break year" this season (despite everything I just wrote) to figure it the fuck out.
So this is what we are going to do as we enter Year 2 of the Coach Judge Era by refusing to bitch and moan like we did under old coaches. We are going to trust Rob Sale to coach up the unit as much as he can and if it's not good enough, Coach Judge will beat his ass like he did to Marc Colombo then find someone who can coach them better. JK, we know Coach Judge really didn't beat Marc Colombo's ass.
You know what? Fuck it. I am going to reread my blog about Coach Sale and convince myself everything is going to be alright because that's what Giants fans do in the offseason along with praying we don't get off to ANOTHER slow start out of the gate which ends with another season of the G-Men not spending one second above .500 all year.