Snee's still recovering from his elbow injury, and is working with two surgically repaired hips.
The right guard is still "on track" to start the season, though, according to sources.
Tags: Chris Snee, New York Giants
Some things of note on this Friday morning....
OL Chris Snee, who underwent hip and elbow surgery over the past few months, should be able to participate in the Giants' upcoming offseason program, which begins Monday. From Ebenezer Samuel of the Daily News:
From Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger:
"I think there's no question," Coughlin said Friday at the NFL Combine here in Indianapolis.
Coughlin isn't sure of much beyond that. Snee carries a mammoth cap number that will likely be reduced before the start of next season. The team could very well release him and re-sign him at a lower salary. They still view him as a top-tier offensive lineman when healthy.
Geico SportsNite covers the Giants' acquisition of Jon Beason and Chris Snee being placed on the injured reserve list after a hip injury.
"He?s restricted in what he can do. We?re all frustrated about it," Tom Coughlin said yesterday. "He is himself, number one. The sooner he can get out there, the better off we?ll all be. And he came in fully feeling like he could start right out in practice and just wasn?t able to do that right away. We?ll be patient, but know full well that we?re all excited the moment he gets a chance to come out and practice and we get a sense of where he is, how he?s going to be and that type of thing."
The one player that is not long for the list is guard Chris Snee, who told reporters he could begin practicing as early as next week:
The Giants' top pick, Justin Pugh and seventh-rounder Eric Herman are the two players the Giants hope can bolster their aging, sagging offensive line. Snee knows they will be leaning on him for counsel and some pointers.
"The time's come and we're certainly not getting any younger," Snee told reporters yesterday. "From what I've seen and heard, this kid (Pugh) is a good guy who will fit in our locker and meeting room well. He's a hard worker. He doesn't know it, but I've been sitting back kind of watching him.? He works and so does the other guy. Herman works hard, too. Those are guys we'd like to have around here."
Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Chris Snee, eric herman, Justin Pugh, New York Giants Offensive Line, New York Giants OTAs
Last year, the Giants' offensive line ranked fourth and second in terms of run blocking rankings, according to Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, respectively. Pro Football Focus ranked the unit 18th in pass blocking, but Football Outsiders had the Giants pegged as the third-best in the league.
The Giants return five members of last year's offensive line, including left tackle Will Beatty, who signed a long-term deal to continue protecting Eli Manning's blindside this off-season.
Tags: Chris Snee, david bass, David Diehl, james brewer, Justin Pugh, Kevin Boothe, New York Giants, Will Beatty
With the 19th pick in the NFL Draft, the Giants continued their efforts of developing a stealth offensive line by drafting former Syracuse lineman Justin Pugh.
With prospects deliberating about where the first-rounder would fit in, it is apparent the G-Men consider Pugh the future at right tackle.
Tags: Chris Snee, david bass, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Justin Pugh, kevin booth, Kevin Boothe, New York Giants, Will Beatty
Maybe not a buzzy choice, but it's hard to question the track record of GM Jerry Reese. Pugh played tackle for the Orange but may start out at guard in New York. The Giants' O-line has been getting long in the tooth, and Pugh offers a long-term (if not immediate) solution. He'll have excellent mentors in OL David Diehl and OG Chris Snee, either of whom might be eventually displaced by Pugh. Starting LG Kevin Boothe, who recently got just a one-year deal, should also have his antennae up.From ESPN:
In Rotoworld's Evan Silva's two-round mock draft, the analyst projects the Giants to nab offensive guard Chance Warmack and cornerback Darius Slay in the first two rounds.
Silva's prediction of a guard goes along with the theme of addressing an aging line. Warmack is not the prototypical name that has been linked to the Giants, though. Other mock drafts have tended to connect the team with offensive tackles -- including Warmack's former teammate at Alabama, D.J. Fluker, and Menelik Watson out of Florida State.
Tags: Chance Warmack, Chris Snee, d.j. fluker, d.j. hayden, darius slay, desmond trufant, Kevin Boothe, Kevin Gilbride, menelik watson, New York Giants
"No, I don't thinks so. My foot has been fine for a while. I think my main issue last year was mainly the knee, but I think that?s fine now. We?re going to keep on taking things the way we are now and making sure there won?t be any setbacks,"?Nicks said when asked if?there was anything going forward with the foot or the knee that may prevent him from playing at 100% this season.
"My body is feeling good. I still have a lot of time to still monitor and take care of it, so that?s what I?m doing now getting back in the groove of things." Asked if he was on schedule for the next phase of the condition program, Nicks said he was taking a longterm view on things.
For the most part as a unit, the line did a good job of protecting Eli Manning. But the performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the 34-0 loss unfortunately cast a shadow over the line?s normally consistent production.
The problem right now the Giants are facing is that the veteran linemen are getting older but are making a ton of money. David Diehl, Chris Snee and David Baas may all be asked to take pay cuts. It would not be a surprise if the Giants chose to move on from Diehl altogether.
Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Chris Snee, David BAAS, David Diehl, giants, james brewer, Offensive Line, Editorial Aside, Will Beatty
Snee played through a partially torn labrum and bone spurs last season, and at age, 31, the nine-year veteran seeks to play again in 2013.
Playing and starting in all 16 games this year, Snee was a part of an offensive line that allowed the G-Men to rush for 5.5 yards per carry in the A-gaps, according to ProFootballFocus.com.
But in the Giants? 34-0 loss to the Falcons, the offensive line is just as much to blame as any other facet of the team?s pitiful performance.
This was the first time the Giants have been shutout in a regular season game since Dec. 1, 1996 against the Philadelphia Eagles ? a streak of 256 games.
Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Snee, david wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Falcons, Giants-Falcons, NFC, offense, Editorial Aside, shutout
The offense appeared out of sync both weeks, but it has been working hard this week to improve against the Bengals.
?It wasn?t something we expected to happen,? Gilbride said. ?We certainly appreciate the ability level of the two defenses we?ve played, but we thought, and expected, to perform a lot better than we did.?
Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, bengals defense, Chris Snee, coordinator corner, Giants Offense, gilbride, Hakeem Nicks, Kevin Gilbride, offense, Editorial Aside
Here's who did not participate in practice:
Martellus Bennett?(knee),?Rocky Bernard?(quadriceps),?Chase Blackburn?(hip),?Andre Brown?(concussion), Hakeem Nicks?(foot, knee),?Kenny Phillips (knee),?Corey Webster?(hand, hamstring).
Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Chase Blackburn, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Diehl, david wilson, Domenik Hixon, Giants-49ers, Giants News, Hakeem Nicks, Injuries, Kenny Phillips, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Rocky Bernard
No, I didn?t put this match-up on the list because of the war of words earlier in the week between Richardson and Umenyiora. The spotlight is not on candy right here.
When LeSean McCoy punctured the Giants defense for 123 yards last week, most of his damage was done when rushing toward the edges. With the Giants? defensive ends looking to pressure the quarterback, running lanes are created due to over-penetration.
Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Snee, Cleveland Browns, David BAAS, David Baas, d'qwell jackson, Jason Pierre-Paul, joe thomas, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, trent richardson
Voters: Dr. Bill Chachkes, Kel Dansby, John Fennelly, Chris Johnson, Dan Orlando (Sports World Report), Rich Resch, Craig Santucci, Dan Stack, Jon Wagner
Chris SneeVotes received: Dansby (3rd place), Santucci (3rd), Orlando (5th), Wagner (5th),?Chachkes (7th), Fennelly (7th)
Snee revealed he had recently undergone surgery on his elbow but it should not cost him any time on preparing go the upcoming season.
The Pro Bowl guard rarely talks about his father-in-law, head coach Tom Coughlin, but today expressed his opinion about Coughlin's stature now that a second Super Bowl ring will be placed on his finger this May 16th....
Manning, who will be playing in his second pro bowl (assuming the Giants do not make it to the Super Bowl), is getting the recognition he deserves for his fantastic play this season. Lions and Cowboys fans can argue that Matt Stafford and Tony Romo are more deserving, and they certainly have a case. Both quarterbacks are having better seasons, statistically speaking, but Manning has carried his team with his clutch play, especially in the fourth quarter, a trait that has not gone unnoticed by his peers and fans alike.
Pierre-Paul and Cruz were not on the fan ballots, in JPP's case due to the team's strength at DE (Tuck, Osi), and in Cruz' case, due to his relative anonymity prior to his eye-popping first full season in the NFL. Both players' chances on making it to Hawaii's exhibition game relied on the players and coaches, who account for 2/3 of the voting.
Giants right guard Chris Snee passed his concussion tests today and has been cleared to return to practice, according to someone informed of the results of the tests. The person requested anonymity because all injury information is supposed to come from coach Tom Coughlin.
To say the Giants are bit by the injury bug is an understatement. The absence of Tuck has hit the Giants hard this year, as teams have been able to run amok on the Giants' ravaged defense thus far. The pass rush has been able to sustain itself without its leader, thanks to fantastic performances from Pierre Paul and Umenyiora, but this is a different team when Tuck is on the field.
Likewise, the offensive line simply cannot afford for Snee to miss an extended period of time. He has been this team's best offensive lineman for a few years, and with the wholesale changes made along the left side and at center, Snee (and Kareem McKenzie) were expected to be the rocks that held the line together. We all saw how the line performed last week...
Before kick off on Sunday the New York Giants ranked #13 in passing offense; however 3rd in the their own division.?? The rushing offense gets worse.?? The Giants were ranked 24th in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC East.? After Sunday's loss to Seattle running the ball continues to be a problem.
The tough, durable and productive offensive line that the Giants have had since 2005 has all but disappeared.? Ahmad Bradshaw the featured back in the Giants? offense has not had a 100 yard rushing game this season and only 1 game over 60 yards.
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Snee, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Kareem McKenzie, New York Giants, NFC East, Shawn Andrews, William Beatty
Eagles' QB Michael Vick suffered a concussion in Atlanta Sunday night and is questionable for this week's game vs the Giants.
?I don?t want any excuses when we go down there and put it to ?em....I?ve handled DeSean Jackson one-on-one before and I don?t see why I wouldn?t be able to do it again.??Giants OL Chris Snee was a bit more tactful in his comments:
Tags: Antrel Rolle, Chris Snee, Giants-Eagles, Michael Vick, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
Lt. Col. Gadson had lost bough his legs, above the knee when fighting in Iraq.? The former West Point football player gave such a moving and emotional speech that each and every player on the 2007 team reached deep down inside and found something.
Tags: 2007 Giants, 2011 New York Giants, Chris Snee, Giants News, Giants-Panthers, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, NFC East, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Tom Coughlin
Only two quick seasons later...Shawn Andrews the 3x Pro Bowler has been cut by the Giants and Stacey Andrews who had been traded from Philadelphia to Seattle has been let go only to resurface as a New York Giant.
Confused?? Me too.
Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Free Agent News, Giants Offense, James Brewer, Jerry Reese, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, NFC East, NY Giants Offense, Offensive Line, Shawn Andrews, stacy andrews
Tags: Antrel Rolle, Chris Canty, Chris Snee, Jonathan Goff, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, Victor Cruz, WFAN
Chris Snee ranked as the #8 tackle, while Rich Seubert came in at #13.
Snee has been our best lineman for some time, but it's great to see Seubert recognized for his great play. ?2010 was probably his best year as a professional, as he was forced to move inside to center due to injury and made the transition seamlessly.
Tags: advanced statistics, Chris Snee, interior linemen, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara
With not much football to talk about, journalists and bloggers need to get creative with what they write about. I'm a big fan of lists and rankings, so I figured I'd pass this along.
The five Giants Bartolis selected were Eli Manning (#8 QB), Hakeem Nicks (#6 WR), Steve Smith (#15 WR), Chris Snee (#6 OL) and Justin Tuck (#2 DL).
Tags: Chris Snee, Eli Manning, giants, Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck, New York Giants, NFL, Steve Smith, top 100
The NFL's version of their All-Star game had been played in Honolulu from 1980-2009 and had become a tradition of sorts. Both fans and players were not pleased with the site change.
Last year's game, played in Miami the week before the Super Bowl, was sparsely attended. The league will continue to hold the game the Sunday in-between the conference championships and the Super Bowl as opposed to the week after the Super Bowl.
Tags: 2011 Pro Bowl, Antrel Rolle, Bill Belichick, Chris Snee, Justin Tuck, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, NFL, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, zak deossie
I'm figuring the owners will get a few points of the revenue pie back from the players, but they are going to pay heavily for it. The players will ask for every concession possible to offset the loss of revenue.
Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Barry Cofield, Chris Snee, Eli Manning, Jonathan Goff, Kareem McKenzie, Michael Boley, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFC, NFC East, NFL, NFL Labor News, Plaxico Burress, Rich Seubert
Rich Seubert has spent most of this season at center, replacing O'Hara who has played only six games this year due to injury.?O'Hara got the call. Seubert didn't. That upset Snee.
"He (Seubert)?may not care, but I care for him," Snee said about the Seubert snub. "It's absurd that he's not going."
Tags: Chris Snee, New York Giants, Pro Bowl, Rich Seubert
The results speak for itself as New York stomped Seattle in a 41-7 rout. However, as mentioned earlier this evening, the victory had casualties. Both Diehl and Adam Koets (who spelled Seubert multiple times at C), suffered injuries. While the severity of the injuries are still unknown, the theme will likely be recurring in the near future.
Shaun O'Hara is not getting any younger or healthier. A Pro Bowler, team leader, and local product, O'hara has been a key member of the organization since arriving in 2005. Now, he is out indefinitely with a similar injury to the one that ended Strahan's 2006 campaign prematurely. It is not likely that the Giants will continue to pay out a Pro Bowler's salary in 2011 for an ailing player. Moving to the left, Seubert has enjoyed a resurgence so far this season. After experiencing a sharp drop off in his level of play last year, the longest tenured Giant has helped Ahmad Bradshaw become one of the top backs in the league. That said, he too is not getting any younger. Entering the NFL in 2001, Seubert missed a season in a half when he broke his leg during a 2003 showdown with Philadelphia. Seubert reentered the starting lineup in 2007 and has been a stalwart since.
Tags: Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Giants-Seahawks, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews
To help untangle the mess, I?ll be posting installments that break down the depth at each position group over the next week.? Today we start with perhaps the most important position group, the Offensive Line.
There are currently 10 players on the roster that have a legitimate shot at landing a spot on the line. The importance of this position and the recent injury problems it has encountered suggest that the Giants would like to retain between 8-9 players. Nine may be too high however, due to the roster issues we will be discussing throughout this series.
Tags: Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Guy Whimper, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews, Will Beatty
Johnson will be inactive along with Rich Seubert, Chris Snee, Jim Sorgi, Eli Manning, Ramses Barden, Jerome Johnson, and possibly Brandon Jacobs. Jacobs is suffering from a stiff neck.
Analysts and fans alike were expecting a significant free agent signing by the Giants.? They expected a veteran QB to add depth.? They got a 3-time Pro Bowler.? They got OL ShawnAndrews.
While Andrews joining the Giants is a positive, it may also be a sign of bad news.? Rich Seubert is still out with a broken hand and Chris Snee is also out of Saturday?s game with a knee injury that?s kept him inside the locker room as camp wraps up.
The Giants have not ruled either starting guard out of the Week 1 matchup against Carolina.? However, Andrews is not a reserve caliber player brought in to add emergency depth.? In fact, breaking reports indicate that Andrews signed a 6 year deal.
Giants Have A History Of Finding Gems In Round Two Of DraftIn the new millennium, the Giants have done well with some of their first-round draft picks (Jeremy Shockey, Eli Manning (via a trade) and Hakeem Nicks), but the reality is they've gotten more production out of their second-round? selections.
Many first-rounders have been either washouts or have yet to emerge.? William Joseph never made an impact on the DL and is long gone.? DE Mathias Kiwanuka is starting this season, but he's been slow to develop.? CB Aaron Ross can't seem to stay on the field and? S Kenny Phillips' future is uncertain.
This year's top pick, DE Jason Pierre-Paul has arrived to mixed reviews.? Some experts say the sky's the limit, while others have panned the pick mercilessly.
Tags: Chris Snee, Clint Sintim, Linval Joseph, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Draft, Terrell Thomas, Will Beatty, William Beatty
The Giants are pinning there 2010 hopes on their offensive and defensive lines, stockpiling quality players who are versatile and can be used in multiple formations.? It was the formula for their 2007 championship season, and with many of? the same players still in place, the team feels a need to get back to those basics.
On offense, the Giants have an excellent passing game, if you haven't noticed, led by the veteran (dare I say it) Eli Manning.? Steve Smith has developed into one? of the game's finest receivers.? Their young wideouts are coming along nicely.? Hakeem Nicks could be on the verge of stardom as well as Mario Manningham. Kevin Boss is a quality tight end.
Tags: Chris Snee, David Diehl, Giants Offense, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, Shaun O'Hara
Like the New York Jets, the Giants will also be sending three of their five starting offensive linemen to Miami to play in the pro bowl. Both LT David Diehl and RG Chris will join their center Shaun O'Hara in representing the New York Giants.
Technically, its not official writes Ralph Vacchiano of the NY Daily News. Both Diehl and Snee are the first alternates at their respective positions, and both the Vikings and Saints have a guard and tackle playing in this weekends NFC championship game.
Tags: Chris Snee, David Diehl, Pro Bowl
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Offensive Line Coach: Pat FlahertyAsst. Offensive Line Coach: Jack Bicknell, Jr.
- Centers: Shaun O'Hara (Starter)
- Guards: Chris Snee (S), Rich Seubert (S), Kevin Boothe
- Tackles: Kareem McKenzie (S), David Diehl (S), Adam Koets, Guy Whimper, William Beatty, Andrew Carnahan, Cliff Louis, Mike Fladell, Terrance Pennington (G/T), Orrin Thompson (G/T)
This year, Flaherty has brought in Jack Bicknell, Jr. as an assistant. Bicknell is the son of former Boston College coaching legend Jack Bicknell but has an impressive resume of his own. He has been both an assistant and a head coach in the college ranks, most recently at BC, where he guided the high-powered offense led by QB Matt Ryan.
But in analyzing the 2009 NFL Draft, these names were key in who the Giants selected in the high rounds. The team has relationships with these college coaches and used them to their advantage at the draft table.
First round pick wide receiver Hakeem Nicks of North Carolina reminds many of Dallas Cowboys' Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin. There is good reason for that: He was coached by Butch Davis at UNC. Irvin was coached by Davis as a collegian at Miami and as a pro in Dallas.