"This is my job. This is what I do every week," Diehl said. "It's awesome. That's why you play the game. You study the game and you prepare so you just go out there and fight and do whatever it takes and let 'em know he's going to be in for a fight."
It hasn't been easy for Diehl so far this year, and things won't get any easier. From the New York Post:
Nearly every week Diehl, the Giants left tackle, is reminded about the freakish athletes he must keep off Eli Manning's back. It is doubtful Freeney was asked in Week 2 how he planned to deal with Diehl. It is unlikely Peppers spent much time last week ruminating out loud about Diehl's pass block tendencies. Don't expect Williams to speak of Diehl this week in Houston nearly as much as Diehl is quizzed about Williams.Click here to read the full article.
Such is life on the offensive line and especially at the line's most critical position. This season has been a grind for Diehl, who was beaten twice for sacks by Freeney on the fast track in Indianapolis. Last week, Diehl certainly didn't dominate Peppers, who absolutely crushed Manning on the very first play and went on to accumulate one sack, one tackle for a loss, two quarterback hits, one batted down pass, and one forced fumble.