The Giants are still thin at tackle

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Tom Coughlin said Will Beatty should be ready for the season, but Giants are still thin at tackle.

The tone in Coughlin’s voice isn’t encouraging when talking about Beatty’s status, I’ll give you that, but the Giants have few options at LT should Beatty begin the season on PUP or IR.

Right now, Charles Brown is filling the LT spot. Brown was a second-round draft pick of the Super Bowl Champion Saints out of USC in 2010 and was mainly a reserve until last season, when he started 14 games. Many do not see him as an upgrade over Beatty. The Giants brought him in here for depth purposes, not to start him Day One in their new offense.

Behind Brown are James Brewer and a slew of projects: Steven Baker, Jamaal Johnson-Webb and Rogers Gaines.

The Giants just came into a $5 million windfall in cap space, so maybe they’s dial up a few unsigned veterans. The pool out there is shallow, however. Any tackles of worth are RTs, which real doesn’t help the Giants.




7 comments
Skookaloop
Skookaloop

LT- Taylor Lewan.......

.............. IN REESE WE RUSTed

Matthew Cohen
Matthew Cohen

Charles Brown was rated as one of the worst left tackles in football by ProFootball Focus, for what it's worth.

Matthew Cohen
Matthew Cohen

In theory, Pugh can play left tackle and Schwartz right tackle.  If you want your next 2 best players at tackle, that would be the move.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@Matthew Cohen Two games against STL and Robert Quinn did that. He was fine in almost every other game until then. He lost his job after those games

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@Matthew Cohen Schwartz is stating at guard. We've been told that multiple times already this spring.

Matthew Cohen
Matthew Cohen

@SNYGiants @Matthew Cohen New Orleans only played ST Louis once.  They are not in the same division. 

According to Pro Football Focus, he had bad games in pass protection against
Atlanta
MIami
New England
Buffalo
Dallas
San Francisco
St Louis

Matthew Cohen
Matthew Cohen

@SNYGiants @Matthew Cohen No battle plan has ever survived contact with the enemy.  I hope that Beatty comes back strong because the Giants are very thin at tackle beyond Beatty and Pugh.  A whole lot of nothing.