The way things were going for the New York Giants on Sunday, with players dropping all over the place, you had to wonder if they were going to have enough players to finish the game. They very nearly, in fact ran out of offensive linemen.
Justin Pugh (quad), Adam Snyder (knee) and Brandon Mosley were inactive, leaving the Giants with only James Brewer and Dallas Reynolds as backups vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.
First Schwartz, who missed 10 games with a dislocated toe, was carted off with a left ankle injury. He finished the game on the sidelines with a boot on his left foot. Head coach Tom Coughlin said after the game Schwartz does have tendon damage.
Well today was awful. No other way to put it.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 30, 2014
Before this season I'd never been hurt in a game. Now twice. Disappointing I can't be out there to help us win. That's all I want. To play— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 30, 2014
Brewer came in at right tackle and, honestly, did his best Charles Brown imitation. The fourth-year man didn't play very well, and didn't finish the game, either. He left early in the fourth quarter with a concussion. That left the Giants to push John Jerry to right tackle and use Reynolds at guard. It also gave them virtually no chance to move the ball.
The Giants also lost defensive end Robert Ayers, starting for the injured Mathias Kiwanuka, with a pectoral injury. Coughlin didn't know if there was a tear, but if Ayers did suffer a tear his season is over.
The Giants also didn't have Jennings at the end of the game after he suffered an ankle injury. Jennings said he couldn't go back in the game because he "couldn't press down" on his ankle.
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) and linebacker Terrell Manning (ankle) also did not finish the game.