Yesterday – I saw that Jimmy from Blogging the bEast picked up one of our articles here at GMEN HQ about several Giants players getting snubbed from the NFL Top 100 ranking that just ended recently. To cut to the chase, I mentioned how Kareem McKenzie has been a stud the last few years, and basically made the argument that Snee and McKenzie are basically the best ROL duo in the league in terms of pure production. It’s not often an Eagles fan is going to agree with a Giants fan making that sort of statement, but low and behold Jimmy came around and actually has a post up about it right now. It’s worth a read, but here’s the synopsis of the debate we were having:
Earlier today, Andrew Ilnicki of GMen HQ fired off a comment in my MegaLinky post claiming that Chris Snee and Kareem McKenzie were the best ROL combo in the NFL. Before “stupid idiot douchebagging” him to death in the comment section, I eagerly reviewed the RGs and RTs league-wide to find an obvious duo that’s better. And you know what? No other RG/RT combo in the league really stands out. Everybody knows of course that Snee is a great RG that’s still in his prime, but Kareem McKenzie is also a really good professional right tackle, and perhaps a tad underrated (although I still contend that suggesting that Kareem could be considered for NFLN’s Top 100 list is a major stretch, Andrew). I haven’t watched game film of all 32 NFL teams and studied each teams’ OL play, but Andrew could very well make a legitimate case that the Snee/McKenzie is the NFL’s best.
Say what you want about the left side of the Giants OL with Diehl losing production, Seubert coming off a major injury, and who knows where O’Hara is going to be in the middle of it all. Over on the right side of the line, things have been fine and dandy for quite some time. Snee and McKenzie are beasts, they rarely let a pass rusher through, they plow over defenders to create running lanes well into the second level of the defense, and they hardly ever make mistakes. Whatever happens with the unknowns and young players on the left, let’s not tinker with that oh so stable right side of the line please.
What do you think – are Snee and McKenzie the best ROL duo in the league? Leave a comment and join the conversation! Give Jim a shout while you’re at it, too.