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Geoff Schwartz: Giants' offensive line will take time to sort out

Uncertain who ends up at left tackle.

Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty
Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz said Thursday during an appearance with Armen and Levac on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio that in the wake of the injury to Will Beatty is is far too early to determine what the team's offensive line configuration will be when the season opens in September.

"Who's gonna play left tackle? We don't even have a lineup really set next week for OTAs. Eventually he (rookie Ereck Flowers) might end up there. Maybe [Justin] Pugh is there, maybe Marshall Newhouse.

"This process to determine our offensive line is general is going to take until training camp."

Schwartz knows only one thing, that he won't be the left tackle. He said the only time he has ever done that is in a preseason game, and it was just once.

"I don't see myself as a left tackle. I've never played left tackle. It probably will stay that way," Schwartz said.

Schwartz said he doesn't think the Giants will ask him to move from the right guard spot he has been expecting to play, and that has been the spot he has played most often in his career, but acknowledged that a move out to right tackle could happen.

"There's always a possibility," Schwartz said. "I can do it, I've done it before. I feel comfortable at right tackle."

Schwartz said that Flowers "has that capability" to play left tackle, but acknowledged that rookies are seldom asked to do so.

Flowers' collegiate offensive line coach, Art Kehoe, told NJ Advance Media that he thought Flowers could play left tackle -- provided the Giants are patient and willing to offer him some help initially.

"He's a guy, you know what you're getting. He's gonna come there and he's gonna scrap. He's a scrapper, I promise you he's a scrapper. This guy, he just wants to get after it," Kehoe said. "I think he has the talent and wherewithal to handle either side, and he's smart enough to do it, and he works at it. Given enough time to work at it, which is hard to do because there's a whole organization depending on him, it's a very important position, either side, really, but I think he's equipped to handle both sides."