Webb would like some resolution on starting job

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – J’Marcus Webb might not have officially won the starting left tackle job on Friday, but he definitely didn’t lose it, either.

Now, Webb would admittedly like to hear from the coaching staff that a decision has finally been made for that starting spot, putting an end to the camp-long battle between him and Chris Williams.

Not that Webb would admit to that right away, following the 20-17 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. As a matter of fact, he was doing his best to downplay the situation by discussing his day away from the football field.

“I got a good nap in, and I’m feeling pretty good now,” Webb said. “I have to look at the film, and in addition to the chicken, the shrimp and the pasta [I ate], it really made it a good night.

“Man, that pasta was … nah, I’m kidding. I would like some resolution, but you know, that’s not up to me. I feel like I keep working hard and playing the way I’m playing, and everything will work out on its own.”

Webb called it a “good night,” but he might have been underestimating it a bit, with the tackle – as well as the entire first unit – not allowing a sack.

The only bad play that Webb will see on film was a handoff to Matt Forte in which Webb allowed Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora to simply step around him on the inside and blow up Forte for a loss of two yards.

“[No sacks] was definitely a good sign,” Webb added. “You definitely want to move the ball up and down the field, work as a unit that feels good and strong, and then come out with the win.

“I think we did a solid job, but just got to look at the film. Can’t give you anymore than that right now.”

But barring something unforeseen, Webb now seems to have that spot locked up.

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