EAST RUTHERFORD Christopher Slayton Jersey Boys , N.J. (AP) — Nate Solder knows the Giants haven’t played up to expectations this year, and it’s on him to be part of the solution.The left tackle signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March with $35 million guaranteed, making him the league’s highest-paid offensive lineman. His assignment was to anchor the left side of New York’s beleaguered offensive line and protect Eli Manning’s blind side.But the line has struggled so far for the Giants (1-5), and the 37-year-old Manning has been criticized for his performance. Solder said the entire offense shares the blame for the quarterback’s struggles.“I think a lot of that is almost expected,” Solder said Saturday of the criticism. “I think we’ve done some good things and some bad ones. I think the expectations of me were extremely high. But I think the higher expectations work for everyone. I think we still have a chance to do some good things here. It’s not my position to say anything about my teammates. I think we all get frustrated. We just have to move on and go forward.”Manning has completed 68.7 percent of his throws Youth Eli Manning Jerseys , but the lack of protection has made it difficult for the Giants to push the ball downfield. He’s averaging only 7.23 yards per completion, with six touchdown passes and four interceptions.Solder had been listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons (2-4) with a neck injury, but he said he never looks at the injury report and will play.“We just have to start stringing a few together,” Solder said. “We have to take it one day at a time, one game at a time. I think every game is important, but we know we’re in a tough spot. We just have to keep working and keep improving.”There could be problems elsewhere on the offensive line. Right guard Patrick Omameh is questionable with a knee injury.Coach Pat Shurmur said if Omameh can’t play Eli Manning Jerseys Stitched , he will shift some people around, perhaps moving recent free-agent acquisition Spencer Pulley into the starting lineup at either guard or center and moving center John Greco to guard.Wide receiver Russell Shepard (neck) is also listed as questionable, and with fellow receiver Jawill Davis already ruled out with a concussion, the Giants will have to make a roster move to activate a third receiver. Bennie Fowler, brought in as a free agent last week, has been moved to the 53-man active roster and may see time with both the offense and special teams.Outside linebacker Olivier Vernon Youth Odell Beckham Jerseys , who missed the first four games with a high ankle sprain, believes he’s ready for an increased role after he played limited snaps against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday.“I feel good,” Vernon said. “I’m just trying to do what I know I can do. I just have to stay solid. I’m going to try to contain and be disruptive to a very good team. I just have to keep after it. If I can get a few pressures, then everything else will fall into place.”Said Shurmur: “I think Olivier played some really good snaps last week and we’re ready to build on that.” "Confidence has gotta come from inside of you."" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBig Blue Viewa New York Giants communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibraryGiantsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17Filed under:New York Giants NewsDaniel Jones hasn’t “paid too much mind” to critics of his selection by GiantsNew,223comments“Confidence has gotta come from inside of you.”EDTShareTweetShareShareDaniel Jones hasn’t “paid too much mind” to critics of his selection by GiantsKirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsNew York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman says that one of the key components to playing quarterback in New York is the ability to handle the “mental load” of the New York market. Part of that Odell Beckham Jerseys Stitched , of course, is dealing with a critical media and a skeptical fan base uncertain that Jones should have been the sixth overall pick in the draft.Appearing on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Monday night, Jones was asked about dealing with the reaction to his selection with the Giants. His answer perhaps gave a glimpse into the personality that attracted the Giants to him.Jones said he has spoken with Eli Manning since being selected by the Giants, and called being able to learn from him a “special opportunity.”What of the working relationship between the long-time franchise quarterback and the youngster selected to be his replacement?
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