I understand what he is saying, but I don’t think it is the proper time to say it. Many will just see it as an excuse and a backhanded slap at the offense and Eli Manning.
Here is the quote via The Other Paper.
“I guarantee you if you get us in a game scenario in our favor we’ll be fine,” Tuck said, via the New York Daily News. “But we haven’t had the opportunity to play downhill. If you look at the sack numbers from years past, normally we’re leading by two scores in a lot of those games. You get a team where you know they have to pass the ball, they’ve got to get five out, I don’t think an O-line in this league has a chance, regardless if it’s us or anybody else. There are other issues, too. … I don’t care what you bring, if the quarterback gets the ball out of his hands, you’re not going to get there. And I think that’s the game plan against us right now.”
“If I was the only one having a bad year numbers wise, then you could easily say ‘Justin doesn’t have it anymore,’ ” Tuck said. “But when Kiwi (Mathias Kiwanuka) is not having a good year, when JPP is not having a good year, when Cullen (Jenkins) is not having a good year, when whoever else is not having a good year, you might want to look into it a little deeper than the numbers.”