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Giants' young O-line struggles to open holes

Originally Published: September 5, 2002
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The play wasn't so much a turning point as it was an omen.

On a fourth-and-1 situation at the San Francisco 21-yard line in the second quarter, Giants coach Jim Fassel decided to test a young offensive line, and eschewed a field goal attempt. Opting to gamble in a game that was tied 3-3 at that point, Fassel sent in a play that called for a Tiki Barber run over the left side.

And the call blew up in his face as 49ers "plugger" linebacker Jamie Winborn knifed ...

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