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Patrick Omameh: OL “aware of the job”

Coach Pat Shurmur says of the Giants that “we’re going to go as far as that line will block for us.”

One of the members of that line, veteran guard Patrick Omameh, understands the task at hand.

“We are all aware of the job that’s expected of us, and we’re all ready to step up to the plate and take on that challenge,” Omameh said on Monday. “It’s just a matter of us continuing to build and improve and be where we want to be when the season hits.

“It’s a process, building that communication between everybody that’s going to be working with each other, and I say the communication has progressed tremendously in several ways. As far as where we can improve, as far as that’s concerned, we feel we’re moving in the right direction.”

Shurmur also said that the line “should be in a position where they block well, run and pass, that’s what we are looking for.”

That, of course, is what goes into the job description for an offensive lineman.

“I feel there’s no competitor who would rather put that responsibility on anybody else’s shoulders,” Omameh said. “It’s a level of responsibility I’m always willing to take. I believe I speak for everyone else in our room, saying that it ain’t no problem.

“We got a great group of guys. They really did a hell of a job putting together this collection of men and players. At the beginning, we were a bunch of guys thrown together and then by the end, we become one unit and that’s what we’re becoming. We just keep on putting in our work, keep on chopping the wood and we’re going to get the results we want.”

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