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Protecting Eli always a priority, but Giants have jumbled offensive line

Nothing is more important to the New York Giants' championship chances than protecting Eli Manning.

Nothing is more jumbled in the Giants' lineup as training camp opens than the offensive line.

Not the best formula for success. Of course, it's still only July.

"The Giants have a proud tradition on the offensive line," second-year right tackle Justin Pugh said Tuesday. "There will always be questions and the only way to stop those questions is to go out and play and win and change people's opinions."

Until they kick it off in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3 against Buffalo, the Giants won't have an opportunity to truly test their blockers. The next week of practices aren't likely to determine a whole lot.