Originally written November 15, 2011 on Giants Football Blog:
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Here’s the weekly piece from our colleague Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com…this week he visited with Giants’ OT Kareem McKenzie, the only Penn Stater on the Big Blue roster… “It’s a piece here, a piece there that hasn’t come together,” Kareem McKenzie, the Giants’ 32-year-old right tackle, explained to me two weeks ago in the locker room of the Giants’ practice facility. He was talking about the Giants’ running game, which had been the strength of the offense more or less since McKenzie came to the team in 2005, but which at that moment ranked among the league’s worst. A week later, he would be answering questions on a significantly more unpleasant topic: The sex-abuse scandal at Penn State, his alma mater, from which he graduated in three-and-a-half years with a degree in business management. But when we spoke, the focus was on football, and the progress of the Giants’ rushing game. “It’s something where we still continue to have to work on it,” he said. “It’s somethin
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