Is it just me or has the NFC East been damaged the most with pre-season injuries?
Osi Umenyiora is gone for the year and that leaves a huge hole on the Giants defense that already lost four players from the Super Bowl winning team. It didn’t take a genius to come to the idea that the Giants would be begging for Michael Strahan’s return. Brett Favre’s return certainly makes it easier for Strahan to flip flop in his retirement.
When the Giants called Strahan’s agent, they found out he was in Greece on vacation. Yeah….Vacationing in Greece to playing football for the Giants at age 36?? Hmmm.
The Giants had a bunch of surprising talent last year, most if it coming out in its injured secondary. But the loss of Umenyiora may be too much, and I am not sure an aged defensive end who was set on sipping Margaritas is going to make a huge difference for this team.
And speaking of injuries……..
Those of you who think the Dallas Cowboys can skate by with the injury of guard Kyle Kosier, think again. Joe Berger will likely step up to replace Kosier, who is gone for at least six weeks. Well, according to former NFL front office exec Michael Lombardi this means that:
… when the Cowboys set up their protections for week one of the season, they will mostly likely have the center favor and slide towards Berger. This will leave Leonard Davis and Marc Colombo isolated on islands and require Jason Garrett to chip the backs on their way out into the route to help Colombo. Berger won’t be the problem for the Cowboys in protection, but this will place a ton of stress on Colombo, and the Browns will bring the heat off his side and into the throwing arm of Tony Romo.
I am not sure I agree with Lombardi. I don’t think the Cowboys will have to shift blocking toward Berger just because Kosier is gone. Berger is slightly bigger than Kosier, albeit not by much, but he is bigger. What we don’t know right now is who has better strength and balance.
That we will find out in two weeks. I hope we are not disappointed.
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