Why is it that the threes (third-team offense) can understand the offense and the starters can't?
You’re off base on this one. The struggles of the first-team offense have nothing to do with the players’ understanding of the offense. The players, particularly Eli Manning, know and understand the offense. They just haven’t executed it well. The third-team offense has executed better against opposing third-team defenses than the Giants’ starters have vs. the opposition’s ones. But I wouldn’t make any judgments about the state of the offense until the regular season begins. Only then will the team have a detailed game plan and have the entire offensive playbook at its disposal. The coaches aren’t showing their hand in the preseason.
Why haven't we seen Trindon Holliday play a preseason game? He can be a big help on special teams, he's definitely a threat.
I agree, Holliday is threat – when he’s healthy. But he has missed virtually all of training camp and the entire preseason with a hamstring strain. Until the medical staff clears him to play, Holliday will remain a spectator.
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