John Mara: Giants not currently looking for offensive line help

AP

One of the best offensive linemen in Giants history announced his retirement on Monday, but the team isn’t going to be aggressively looking for an offensive lineman to take Chris Snee’s roster spot.

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that Giants co-owner John Mara said Monday that the team is not currently trying to find blocking help in the wake of Snee’s retirement. Snee said during a press conference that he told General Manager Jerry Reese at the end of June that he was thinking about retirement, so the Giants probably would have already acted if they felt they needed more options at right guard heading into the season.

As it stands, Brandon Mosley is the likeliest candidate for the job with John Jerry providing some competition if his knee is recovered from an offseason procedure. Should the Giants find both men lacking, they could revisit things as players from other teams become available later in the summer.

Mara also said that it was just a matter of figuring out a date to induct Snee into the team’s Ring of Honor, where father-in-law Tom Coughlin will surely join him one day as honored members of the franchise.

9 responses to “John Mara: Giants not currently looking for offensive line help

  1. Manning should be worried.

    One thing both Mannings definitely have in common, they are infinitely more effective when they have time (neither moves well, or throws well on the run, comparatively). Could be another long year for a guy looking for a bounce back season

  2. It’s likely that they will pad the roster with more O-line help as players are released during training camp. But depth doesn’t always translate to quality. They need their starters to be top-drawer players, or Eli’s in trouble.

  3. I knew Snee wouldn’t be back as a top OG this season. The Giants had to know that too.
    Now is not the time to try and fill the hole, that should have been done months ago.

  4. The Giants do have two high recent draft picks who can play anywhere along the line if needed.

    I think Pugh could step right in at guard and dominate.

  5. Eli throws well on the run, he’s arguable one of the better out-of-pocket pocket passers lol, he can’t thrown back pedaling of his back foot though… Forcing him out does nothing, forcing him back, that’s when you get the interceptions… Well, that and not really pressuring him much…

  6. OL rank: 28th.
    Pass Blocking: 31st,
    Run Blocking: 20th,
    and they think they don’t need OL help? and passed on the highly rated LT Zack Martin (plus he plays every other OL position)…and The Cowboys get him? as a 65 yr Big Blue fan i am dumbfounded as to why they think this year will be any better. they knew how many times Manning ran for his life, or threw off the back foot evading a sack, or was sacked in ’13. they knew how many of our OL were already among the sidelined and walking wounded, and/or underperformed last year, or were ready to retire. No matter how talented anyone may be you cannot rush, or pass the ball, effectively without a good OL – and ours just ain’t.

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