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.
Center - Rutgers' Shaun O'Hara is in his 10th season as a pro and made the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2008. O'Hara has been a stalwart in the middle of the Giants' line and has an excellent rapport with QB Eli Manning. Flexibilty / Depth - O'Hara is listed as the only center on the roster, but Seubert could play there as well. The team is grooming another Rutgers product, Mike Fladell, as a potential backup. Grey Ruegamer was the backup center the past few seasons but he has been declared a free agent. Should he not catch on with another club, the Giants may look to re-sign him.
Guard - Chris Snee has been a real block of granite for the Blue since being drafted out of BC in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He also was a Pro Bowler in 2008 for the first time. Rich Seubert has been a Giant since 2001 and has been one of those 'lunch pail' types that Bill Parcells always loved. Flexibility / Depth - Adam Koets and Kevin Boothe are listed as tackles but both could play both guard if needed. Fladell could also fill in at guard.
Tackle - Kareem McKenzie, who was signed as a free agent from the Jets in 2005, is entering his 9th season. McKenzie has been a steady performer. David Diehl, the other tackle, was not a tackle at all until two years ago when the Giants moved him from the guard position. There were concerns about whether that 'experiment' would work. It has.Flexibilty / Depth - the team used one of its two 2nd round draft choices on UConn's William Beatty, a player with great size and potential. Guy Whimper is still hanging around, but with there may no longer be room for him as other candidates are brought in. Addtionally, the club was awarded Andrew Carnahan, an OT who was waived by Kansas City.
Performance - this unit has basically stayed healthy the past few seasons and as a result become consistent as well asa reliable. They run block better than any group in the league and have protected Manning admirably - he has not missed a game in his 5-year career.
Outlook - the team will probably only carry 8 or 9 offensive lineman into season with them, and outside of the starters, you can count Beatty as one of them. Koets and Fladell may end up being two of the others. The retooling of the line may begin by giving the younger reserves some playing time during the season. This is one of the strongest units of its kind and one the team's most effective, but getting those backups some more game experience would give the Giants some solid piece of mind.