clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Offensive line question: Weston Richburg to the bench? John Jerry? Adam Snyder to start ... somewhere?

New, comments

How will Giants structure their offensive line on Sunday?

Adam Snyder with the 49ers
Adam Snyder with the 49ers
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

There is conflicting information right now as to how the New York Giants will construct their offensive line Sunday night vs. the Dallas Cowboys. The only thing we know for sure is that nobody seems absolutely sure of anything, except that Justin Pugh probably won't play.

Multiple reports for the past couple of days have indicated that Geoff Schwartz will likely make his season at right tackle if Pugh is out. That's a position Schwartz has played, but it's not his best, not what the Giants signed him to do and not the ideal way for him to make his 2014 season debut.

Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com is reporting that multiple sources tell him rookie left guard Weston Richburg is also headed to the bench in favor of veteran Adam Snyder as the Giants look to rejuvenate their stuck in the mud running game. Newsday's Tom Rock offers conflicting information, saying that Snyder could be at right guard in place of John Jerry and that it could be James Brewer at right tackle. Which again begs the question, if Brewer is at right tackle where does Schwartz go?

Head coach Tom Coughlin would only say "Two or three guys are rotating through there, rotating out there and rotating inside."

Personally, I don't like the idea of benching Richburg. The rookie is struggling and he is not a guard, those things we know. So, putting in a more experienced player is, on one hand, understandable if the Giants do that. They are, however, 3-7 and not going to the playoffs this season. The youngsters need to play more, not less.

If Pugh can't play, what is your ideal offensive line combination for Sunday? Drop it in the comments.