Sep 14, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins center Samson Satele (64) waits to snap the ball against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Miami 29 to 10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sport
I’ve been calling for bolstering the offensive line since 2013. Still the Giants are yet to make substantial moves in the trenches. They need help on the inside as well as the outside. They need it across the line. There is no depth, and that began to hurt them before training camp even got started when Will Beatty went down.
I’ve called for Evan Mathis and Jake Long months ago. Mathis looks to be priced out of the Giants range and there may be significant health concerns regarding Jake Long as the Giants have brought him in for 2 visits yet haven’t offered him a contract.
There are still options out there that would be improvements over what the Giants already have. Former Raider, Dolphin, and Colt center Samson Satele remains unsigned to this point and I think he could really help this Giants line. I would propsose bringing in Satele for several reasons.
The first reason would be to have a veteran center around youngster Weston Richburg as he learns center in the NFL. Satele could start at center and bump Weston Richburg back to guard or Richburg could remain at center with Satele slotting into one of the guard spots. This could allow the Giants to move Justin Pugh back to tackle and get Marshall Newhouse the hell off the field. Satele has missed only 10 games over an 8 year career and could give the Giants a trusted veteran and mentor.
They could opt to bring in another center, Chris Myers, formerly of the Houston Texans. Myers has not missed a game since his rookie season of 2005. He has started every game since 2007. Myers could play the exact same role I outlined for Satele. Center, guard, reserve mentor or starting mentor. Either lineman would improve the talent on the line.
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