Will Hernandez key to Giants‘ O-line improvement

Following a litany of lingering criticism surrounding the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. and everything and anything related to the New York quarterback situation, the Giants appear to have one longtime ill on the road to being patched.
Over the last half of this 2018 season, the Giants offensive line improved. Eli Manning was sacked 47 occasions, while the attack rose from 78 yards per game to 100, but the last half of the season was only taken down 16 days.
Much of the credit for this has to go to the drama of Will Hernandez, since the abandoned guard’s play got better as the season went on and he combined all-everything running Saquon Barkley on the 2018 NFL All-Rookie Team.
Hernandez has settled in and seems poised to solidify himself as one of the reasons behind the New York offensive line becoming a plus rather than the lingering negative.
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„It definitely does not even feel as the same time of year that I had a year ago,“ Hernandez said via the group site. „It feels like a very different time of year to me. I feel like I am a lot more comfortable here and I feel like I could breathe. I’m not struggling to learn the playbook, down everything, find out everything, be sure I do not mess up. I’m able to appreciate it, but in the exact same time, work hard and have to know these men better.“
Many believe Hernandez‘ improvement will last in his sophomore season and it is no denying that the Giants‘ offensive line as a whole is predicted to do the same.
Left tackle Nate Solder is expected to return from injury for training camp and he and Hernandez is going to be joined by offseason acquisitions Kevin Zeitler and Mike Remmers. Zeitler came into the G-Men via a trade to get Olivier Vernon that eventually became part of the Beckham deal with the Browns.
Zeitler’s presence was a blessing far for Hernandez.
„He’s been phenomenal, not only as a player but as a teacher, too,“ Hernandez said. „He has taught a lot of young men, including myself, a lot of technique. He was among the top pass guards at the league this past year, so that he definitely has a great deal to offer and he’s passing it on to the young men, myself also, and we are really glad to have him.“
Historically, the transition for offensive linemen — from high school to college and from college to the NFL — has been viewed as one of probably, and the harder technique, due to the physicality, principles learning a scheme that was different.
As a rookie, he started all 16 games in Hernandez‘ situation and got markedly better during the campaign. Expect Hernandez to take his game to a different level in 2019, perhaps turning into one of the most highly regarded guards around.
„I believe they always say from the first to your next year is the largest step in progress,“ Solder explained. „I have observed a lot of advancement throughout our whole group, so perhaps you can characterize not just a individual but the whole group from 1 year to 2 decades and create a big improvement. Certainly our expectations are sky high.“

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