Will Beatty’s injury forced Tom Coughlin and his prospective starters to be flexible, including Justin Pugh, who faces the biggest transition.
In his 19 seasons as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants hasn’t had one like this. It’s not the losses that make this season different. It’s the injuries.
Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder were among five Giants who went on injured reserve Tuesday, increasing the team’s total to 20.
For the first time this season, the New York Giants seemingly will make changes on their struggling offensive line. Coach Tom Coughlin just isn’t letting everyone know where.
For a franchise that considers itself a model NFL team, the New York Football Giants seem likely to experience a third straight season without a playoff berth. In the face of a 7-9 season last year, the front office promised major changes, but those changes have fallen far short of expectations.
Coach Tom Coughlin announced the move Monday, saying that Schwartz would be eligible to play Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys.
Coming off a bye, the Giants’ line has watched the video of the Steelers’ performance against what had been one of the NFL’s top defenses.
Unless the Giants can find at least two wins in the next four games against Indianapolis, Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas, their collective gooses will be fricasseed for a third straight season.
Since Pro Bowl guard Chris Snee retired at the start of training camp and high-priced free agent Geoff Schwartz was injured in a preseason game, there have been giant concerns about the New York’s offensive line.
The New York Giants dealt with a brittle offensive line in 2013, and the team appears to have the same problem occurring this season, even before a single regular season game is played. In addition, first round draft pick Odell Beckham, Jr. has not seen the field in a meaningful way, so an expected big part of their offense will be unavailable as they face the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
The Giants desperately need help on the offensive line. With general manager Jerry Reese well aware of that, Big Blue has signed 6-foot-6, 325-pound guard Adam Snyder.
Eli Manning and the New York Giants have a lot of work to do before their regular-season opener next Monday night in Detroit. Their 5-0 preseason record doesn’t even begin to tell their story.
The Giants desperately need a break on their offensive line.
New York Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz has a dislocated right big toe and will be in a walking boot for a week to 10 days.
With two weeks to go until the season opener at Detroit on Sept. 8, the unit is undergoing a major change in the wake of guard Geoff Schwartz’s foot injury.