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New York Giants OTAs: Five things we learned Week 1

Let's look back. The first week of Phase Three of the offseason program is in the books for the New York Giants, meaning the offense and defense have been able to work some against each other. Let's look at a few things we learned during the initial workouts. Offensive line configuration It is only the end of May and we don't know if this will be the offensive line the Giants open the season with in September, but the configuration they debuted OTAs with after the injury to left tackle Will Beatty certainly was packed with interesting news. The configuration: LT Ereck Flowers, LG Justin...
Newsday May 28, 2015

Report: Giants meet with offensive lineman Jake Long

The Giants have taken the first step towards bolstering their offensive line with an outside source. The team met with four-time Pro Bowl tackle Jake Long on Thursday, according to ESPN. Long, who was released by the Rams in March after ACL injuries in back-to-back seasons, could add depth to a position that took a hit with the loss of Will Beatty to a pectoral tear last week.
Big Blue View May 28, 2015

Giants' Ereck Flowers: 'I really don't care' about outside criticism

Flowers says he is "ready" for challenge of playing left tackle The original plan for the New York Giants appears to have been to use rookie first-round pick Ereck Flowers at right tackle. That changed quickly when left tackle Will Beatty tore a pectoral muscle while lifting weights. As soon as the Giants knew that Beatty would be out five to six months offensive line coach Pat Flaherty told Flowers he would be moving from right to left tackle. The 21-year-old rookie's reaction? "I'm ready." Is he really? We know that the recent history of offensive tackles drafted in the first round is a...
Big Blue View May 27, 2015

Giants OTA practice report: Highlights from the first OTA workout

Here are a few observations from Wednesday's OTA. We have already covered the two biggest news items from the New York Giants first Phase Three OTA Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. In case you were doing something unconsionable -- like working -- and not paying attention to Big Blue View, those were: Defensive end Robert Ayers being carted off with a left leg injury on the very first play of 11-on-11 drills. The revamped offensive line debuting with Ereck Flowers being given the opportunity to show he can handle the left tackle role in the absence of Will Beatty. Here are a...
Newark Star-Ledger May 27, 2015

What the Giants offensive line looked like at OTAs without left tackle Will Beatty

The line took an interesting shape. Only one of the five starting positions had a familiar face.
Big Blue View May 26, 2015

MMQB: Line coach says Ereck Flowers' 'technique was terrible' in college

This assessment from a veteran NFL line coach isn't kind, or encouraging. The technique deficiences of New York Giants first-round pick Ereck Flowers have already been discussed at length. Now, subbing for Peter King on Monday, Greg Bedard added to that concern, writing that one veteran NFL offensive line coach said Flowers had "some of the worst technique I've ever seen in a player drafted that high." Here is the full quote: I think the Giants are fooling themselves if they think the pectoral muscle injury suffered by left tackle Will Beatty, which reportedly could keep him out until at...
Newark Star-Ledger May 25, 2015

How big a loss is Will Beatty and is Brett Jones realistic at guard? | Giants mailbag

Answering some Giants questions here on Memorial Day.
Big Blue View May 23, 2015

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

Uncertain who ends up at left tackle. 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...
Newark Star-Ledger May 22, 2015

Ereck Flowers' college position coach confident he can step in for injured Will Beatty

Miami offensive line coach Art Kehoe thinks Ereck Flowers can be just as good as any of the Pro Bowl-caliber linemen he has coached at Miami.
Big Blue View May 22, 2015

Big Blue Chat, Episode 15: Offensive line talk, and a visit from Giants' WR Geremy Davis

Yes, Pat and Ed are talking Giants again. The latest 'Big Blue Chat with Pat and Ed' podcast is now available, featuring lots of talk about the offensive line in the wake of the injury to Will Beatty. as well as a visit from Giants' rookie wide receiver Geremy Davis. Pat Traina (Bleacher Report/Inside Football) and I requested questions via Twitter, and all focused on the what the Giants would do on the offensive line without Beatty. Many of my thoughts were also expressed here on Thursday. Pat offered her own proposed offensive line configuration in a post at Bleacher Report. Her...
New York Post May 21, 2015

Options the Giants are looking at to fill hole left by Will Beatty

Will Beatty injured himself Tuesday while bench-pressing, and when he woke the next morning, he made sure he did not eat or drink before his appointment at the Hospital for...
Big Blue View May 21, 2015

Will Beatty Injury Update: Giants term surgery 'successful'

New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty underwent successful surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle Wednesday evening at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, the team announced in a statement on Thursday morning. Beatty suffered the injury during weight training on Tuesday. His expected recovery time is five to six months. A six-month recovery would put Beatty's return in late November, somewhere around two-thirds of the way through the Giants' 2015 schedule. Beatty will almost certainly be placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. The PUP list allows players physically...
Newark Star-Ledger May 21, 2015

N.J. Sports Now: Can Giants survive Will Beatty's injury? (VIDEO)

Will Beatty's pectoral injury takes the Giants offensive line from question mark to major concern.
Big Blue View May 20, 2015

Will Beatty Injury: Everything we know

Will Beatty is sidelined for 5-6 months by a torn pectoral. Here is what we know. The New York Giants sustained a serious blow today with the news that  left tackle Will Beatty tore his pectoral muscle while lifting weights and will be out several months. Giants left tackle Will Beatty suffered what's believed to be a pectoral injury while lifting weights, sources say. Extent unclear. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 20, 2015 Further updates would later confirm that Beatty did indeed tear the muscle and that he immediately went in for surgery to get it repaired. Recovery time is...
Big Blue View May 20, 2015

Will Beatty Injury: How will Giants configure their offensive line now?

The New York Giants need to build a new starting offensive line. Tuesday, the New York Giants had a promising offensive line. Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, and Ereck Flowers are young and talented, but it was Will Beatty who was the anchor for that line. Now, the Giants, and Giants' fans, are reeling from the news that Beatty will miss 5-6 months as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. The feelings of despair are a testament to Beatty's abilities as both a run blocker and pass blocker. With the exception of the entire offensive line's generally woeful 2013, Beatty has...

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