Richburg will likely play LG in Schwartz’ absence

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants knew their offensive line was a mess after last season. Depending on who you ask, it’s still a mess two weeks before the start of this season.

On the first day of free agency, they signed LG Geoff Schwartz to a four-year, $16.8 million deal as the first step in rebuilding the line.

Schwartz dislocated his toe in Friday’s win over the Jets and is expected to miss at least a month. So it begins…

“We don’t want to lose anybody and losing Geoff is a major disappointment,” Tom Coughlin said on his Saturday conference call. “Let’s not jump to conclusions, let’s see what happens when the evaluation is completed as to what the length of time is involved.”

The Giants’ second salvo this past season in addressing the line was drafting Weston Richburg in the second round. They were hoping to have both players in the lineup come opening day, but that’s not going to happen now. Richburg will likely take Schwartz’ spot on the line until further notice.

“We have done various experiments with people at different spots and Richburg has been in there,” Coughlin said. “John Jerry has been in there now and played substantially last night. So we have had the chance to maneuver people around. Dallas Reynolds has played guard as well, so we will just continue to operate in that fashion and hopefully there will be no setback and we can hopefully continue.”

Coughlin was just being cautious. Richburg is probably his best option.

“(Richburg) is taking a lot of snaps and he did get a lot of snaps last night. He did alright last night. He plays a number of positions whether it be both guards or both guards and center on any one given night, so he has had to adjust to both sides of the center and the center position as well. He did okay last night and he is a talented young man that is in a position where he is going to have to help us.”




9 comments
Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

I can't believe I am going to say this - but the Broncos just cut Winston Justice.  Perhaps play him at RT and move Pugh to RG?

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

SMH SMH, it's hard for me to be surprised with what's going I with this team. For years I have been begging the giants to address the offensive line and year after year Reese ignored it. I thought last year would have have changed Reese a little but no. We needed two top tier offensive linemen in this years draft but instead Reese went for flash. Big mistake. This offensive line had too many question marks for Reese not to address this area in the first and second round.

Joe Alegre
Joe Alegre

I wonder if the Rams would be interested in trading for Nassib or Painter now that Bradford is out for the year. . . We could use help everywhere on the O-line.

greekgod
greekgod

Reese knew that Eli needs at least 6-7 seconds to throw a pass to an open WR, and what does do about it ........Nothing.

rico
rico

I hope Reese is combing the waver wire or looking to make a trade for a wiley veteran LT, Lguard you name it they need it upfront.



Skookaloop
Skookaloop


LT-Beatty, Very Bad 2013 Season, Rehab'ing a Broken Leg, OVER-PAID....

LG- Richberg, Rookie

C- DJ, Walton, has NOT played for 1.5 seasons, 

RG- (SNEE) - Jerry - Mosley - ???

RT- Pugh, A+ Rookie season......

5 Player O-Line TOTAL - $7,874,000...

$4,850,00 = TL- Beatty

$3,024000 = (LG- Richberg + C- DJ Walton + RG- Mosley + RT- Pugh )

......... This is what REESE gives a 2X SB MVP QB ?!?!?!?!?!?!?


CB- DRC... $7,730,000 ... TOP 5 Position FA---

SS- Rolle... $7,000,000... TOP 5 Position FA---

FS- Brown...$2,700,000... a 2010, 7th rounder, the NYG are his 4th TEAM...

CB- Thurmond...$3,500,000... TOP 5 Position FA---

4 Player DB TOTAL- $20,930,000


POOR ELI............ POOR ELI.............




spider43
spider43

@Jeff Comerford ... Why move him to RG?  They should move him to LT because Beatty still looks average at best.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@spider43 @Jeff Comerford Because Mosley looks even worse then Beatty......  At this point, its even worth considering Incognito - but it looks like he is signing with the Bucs