Dissecting the Geoff Schwartz Plan for the Giants’ offensive line
Everyone, it appears, has a plan for how one can repair the New York Giants’ offensive line. That apparently consists of retired offensive linemen who used to play for the Giants and now do some work for SB Nation.
Ex-Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, making the media rounds at the Super Bowl this week, shared his plan for rebuilding the line with Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media.
The plan goes just about like this:
“You need a tackle no matter what”
Well, it doesn’t take a former NFL participant to determine that one out. Schwartz, like loads of different individuals, figures one in every of the two tackles goes to be the much-maligned Ereck Flowers. He shall be coming into the closing yr of his rookie contract.
“It’s not like you just put him at right tackle and everything is fine. The thing about moving him to guard is he’s got really bad hands. … your hands are important at guard because it happens ‘right now.’ So, Flowers has bad hands. If his hands are high on D-ends, what’s going to happen inside? I don’t know. I’m not as high on him as really anybody is. I don’t know if he’s salvageable. I think you put him at right tackle, give him help and you hope things go well this year.”
The different sort out? Schwartz doesn’t see a left sort out price the funding in free company. The man he likes in the draft class is Alax Cappa of Humboldt State. Chris additionally likes Cappa, whom he calls “ridiculously nasty.”
The abstract right here — Flowers performs one spot, a draft selection performs the different.
This may very effectively occur. If the Giants are keen to pony up what is going to most likely be the richest contract ever for a guard, Norwell could possibly be a Giant. Dave Gettleman signed him as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers, and with a line to rebuild you must know he would like to deliver him to New York.
Could the Giants signal Norwell AND Pugh, with Pugh taking part in proper sort out? Maybe, however I don’t see it.
I’ve mentioned this earlier than, however that is additionally how I feel issues will prove. In Schwartz’s phrases, Jones is “serviceable enough, and cheap.” Richburg is a extremely good participant, however gained’t be low-cost.
In this situation, if I’m Gettleman I look in the center rounds of the draft for a flexible lineman who may problem Jones for the heart spot, both in 2018 or down the street. Austin Corbett of Nevada and Mason Cole of Michigan come to thoughts.
I like Fluker — it looks like all people does. Jerry, although, is an effective sufficient participant — you don’t get to be a starter in the NFL eight years by being terrible. He is already beneath contract.
I’m undecided what is going to occur right here. Jerry carries a cap hit of $four.125 million in 2018 and the Giants may save $2.5 million of that by chopping him.
I might let Jerry go and re-sign Fluker myself. The ardour and run-blocking Fluker brings to the desk are engaging. Either approach, although, I’m wanting for competitors in the center rounds of the draft. Also, I’m most likely inviting John Greco to camp to offer depth.