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New York Giants news, 8⁄15: Richburg — OL “made it rough” on Ryan Nassib

Morning notes on offensive line, Eli Apple, starting safeties

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Ryan Nassib was under pressure too often Friday night.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s take a look at some of the news and notes from the weekend as the Giants head into Monday’s final practice of training camp.

Richburg: OL “didn’t really help” Ryan Nassib

Quarterback Ryan Nassib topped our list of “Wet Willies” for his play Friday against the Miami Dolphins, and we went throw-by-throw to examine what went wrong. Center Weston Richburg said Sunday that part of the blame for Nassib’s struggles has to be laid at the feet of the offensive line.

“I think we didn't really help him out that much and I think he was under pressure a little bit and we kind of made it rough on him,” Richburg said.

Richburg wasn’t necessarily talking about the starters. Rather, when you look at the game it was the reserve offensive linemen who had a difficult time.

“I could not single it out to one thing, I think there were probably three or four or five different combinations of offensive lines out there,” Richburg said. “I think maybe some guys are not familiar with other guys but that is how preseason goes. You know guys are in there playing different positions, so we just have to adapt, adjust and make sure we get things right so we can move the ball and get some points.”

As we have pointed out again and again, depth on the offensive line has been a major point of concern as the Giants look toward constructing a 53-man roster. Per Pat Traina at Inside Football, two changes were made to the second-team line during Sunday’s practice. Dillon Farrell replaced Brett Jones at center and Emmett Cleary replaced Adam Gettis at right guard.

Eli Apple is “going to be fine”

Rookie cornerback Eli Apple didn’t practice on Sunday after leaving Friday’s game with discomfort on the outside of his left knee. The first-round pick isn’t worried about it.

“It is going to be fine and it is a matter of just taking it day-by-day,” he said Sunday. “I am fine. It was just an uncomfortable feeling. I just wanted to make sure to do what you have to do to get back to 100 percent.”

As for when he will return to practice, Apple said that is a “day-by-day” proposition.

Landon Collins lauds Darian Thompson

Rookie Darian Thompson started alongside Landon Collins at safety on Friday, and Collins said the duo worked well together.

“We did well, we did very well. No MA's (mental errors) the whole time I was out there; he didn’t have any MA's the whole time he was out there, so it was great,” Collins said. “Just being on the same page. Being talkative, too, with one another, making sure we go long distance and knowing where we’re going to be at, and the right spots to be at. It was fantastic. And our corners were sound.”

In case you missed it

While yours truly was attending to family matters on Sunday, Chris was posting up a storm. If you missed any of it, here’s your second chance.