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The offensive line has been a bone of contention for Giant fans and pundits alike the past few seasons. There are perceptions and misconceptions about the line, about how it's the worst in the game and the major priority again this offseason.

Providing on whose opinion you value the offensive line is still a priority. Others believe that fixing the defense is a more pressing need. Both camps are right.

The truth is, the offensive line has been getting piecemeal fixes the past two offseasons. In 2013, the Giants selected Justin Pugh in the first round of the draft. Last season, they spent a second round selection on Weston Richburg. They also added Geoff Schwartz, one of the league's top run-blocking linemen.

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The revered football statistics website Pro Football Focus rates the New York Giants' offensive line as the third-best in the NFL through the first five games of the 2014 season.

They are 2nd in pass blocking, 4th in run blocking and 3rd in penalties drawn. This is perhaps the most fascinating development of the Giants' season thus far.

No one saw this coming. Not even the Giants. No way they could have figured they'd get this kind of production from this group.

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There was only one way the Giants were going to get any traction this season on offense. The offensive line would have to start playing better. It looks like the unit we've been beating up all summer is starting to come together.

Pro Football Focus, the statistical bottom-line website, gave the Giants' offensive line high grades for their performance vs Houston on Sunday.

[sny-box]Offensive Line, +7.2 run blocking

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We've stated our case for the offensive line not being as bad as the current public perception of them, which is awful. We'll admit, they aren't very good on paper, but we're willing to give them the benefit the doubt until they live up - or down - to their billing.

An injury to the group's most prestigious player - LG Geoff Schwartz - has left them even more vulnerable. The current starting line has one rookie (Weston Richburg), one second-year player (Justin Pugh) and three veteran players (Will Beatty, Brandon Mosley and JD Walton) who are still trying to gel as a unit.

As the Giants' attempt to get their new offense off the ground, the unit will be under the microscope as they line up to face some of the league's top defensive lines. The Giants were able to run the football with relative authority in the preseason, but the pass protection has been spotty.

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Wow. Talk about talking heads not doing their homework or due diligence. All I'm hearing these days is how bad the Giants' offensive line is. Ridiculous.

Last year, the Giants' offensive line was depleted and hobbled by injuries. David Baas was finished. So was Chris Snee. David Diehl was on his way out, too. To add to the misery, LT Will Beatty had a rough season and RT Justin Pugh was just a rookie trying to stay afloat.

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The growing concern in Giants' camp these days is -- guess what? -- the health and depth along the offensive line. With LG Geoff Schwartz in Carolina having his toe examined, Will Beatty (leg) getting slowly integrated back into the LT spot and back ailments to Brandon Mosley and James Brewer, the Blue is in a quandary with few viable options to turn to as they approach their final preseason game this Thursday.

Head coach Tom Coughlin was asked if more bodies were the answer to the problem. His response emphasized quality over quantity.

"I don?t know if it?s bodies," said Coughlin. "We need the guys that we have back. We are not going to find any new people anywhere, I don?t think."

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Change has come to the Giants and nowhere is it more evident than along the offensive line. They opened last season with: Kevin Boothe at center (in place of David Baas), James Brewer in Boothe's LG spot, Chris Snee at RG, Will Beatty at LT and rookie Justin Pugh at RT.

Currently, only Pugh remains in his rightful spot from Week One of 2013. Since then, Baas was released, Boothe signed with Oakland, Snee retired, Beatty broke his leg and Brewer's name is not being bandied about with the 'ones' any longer.

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With Chris Snee retiring, Will Beatty recovering from a broken leg and a new center yet TBD, the Giants' offensive line is in transition. But are they 'in trouble'?

Perhaps, but GM Jerry Reese has planned well this past offseason in case the worst case scenario came to pass.

Their two constants are solid ones: RT Justin Pugh and LG Geoff Schwartz. The other three positions will be filled this summer.

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This week we've been talking offense line, the area where the Giants need to get some instant stability this offseason. We've canvassed our readers on what they would do to fix the situation (we'll print some of those suggestions in another post) but first I would like to address a few quick questions.

How serious is the Giants' offensive line situation?

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The biggest peeve of Giant fans these days is the deterioration of the offensive line. Success on offense begins and ends with the ability to get the defense blocked.

It wasn't so long ago when the Giants did that better than any team n the league. What do they need to do to get back to that level? Send us your suggestions below...

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It's looking more and more like G Chris Snee (hip) and C David Baas (neck) won't play this weekend in Kansas City. David Diehl (thumb) just began practicing lightly this week, so he's probably not ready, either, but he may have to be.

That means the Giants will have two backups in starting roles (James Brewer, Jim Cordle) and only one in reserve (Brandon Mosley) to fend off the Kansas City Chiefs' defense, who currently lead the NFL in sacks.

How do you get them ready for such a challenge?

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The Giants' new-look offensive line is looking a lot like the old offensive line. The "ones" - or the first team, consists of four starters from last year: C David Baas, LT Will Beatty, RT David Diehl and LG Kevin Boothe. The fifth starter, Pro Bowler Chris Snee (hip), is currently on PUP and is being spelled by third-year lineman James Brewer.

That's the group the Giants are going with right now. The metamorphosis has begun, however, and a year from now we'll probably be looking at a completely different group.

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Players expected to participate: David Diehl, Kevin Boothe, Will Beatty, James Brewer, Bryant Browning, Selvish Capers, Chris DeGeare, Jim Cordle, Stephen Goodin, Eric Herman, Michael Jasper, Matt McCants, Brandon Mosley, Justin Pugh Not expected to participate in team drills: Chris Snee (hip), David Baas (elbow)

Overview: The Giants have all of their key contributors from 2o12 returning with the exception of T Sean Locklear. The unit allowed the least amount of sacks in the league last season but that statistic is somewhat misleading. QB Eli Manning was under constant pressure and ended up avoiding sacks by using a quicker delivery, reading blitzes, checking down as well as throwing the ball away when in trouble. ?The run game was greatly improved from previous season. ?The Giants were seventh in the NFL averaging 4.6 YPC in 2012 as opposed to their league-worst 3.5 in 2011.

The team walked out of the draft room with two potential future starters in top pick Justin Pugh and seventh rounder Eric Herman. Both are still getting acclimated. No one will really know their capabilities until the pads are strapped on.

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Starting RG Chris Snee did not participate in yesterday's OTA at TPC. He is still rehabbing from offseason hip surgery and probably won't do a whole lot before training camp. But he can watch, and he can help the new offensive lineman the Giants are bringing into camp this summer.

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."

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As the Giants prepare to defend their Super Bowl crown, there are questions up and down their roster that need to be answered. That could be said every summer, but this year more than ever. The main unit of concern in my eyes is the offensive line.

I think the Giants realize this as well. ?The unit, which once was the steadiest in the league, is now in danger of imperiling the club's immediate future. Gone are Shaun O'Hara, Rich Seubert and Kareem McKenzie. In are David Baas, Kevin Boothe and Will Beatty.

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The D-line carried the Giants on their miraculous playoff run and even if they trade Osi they will be the best in the division.

Marvin Austin will return in 2012 to add a pass rusher at DT to go along with JPP & Tuck at DE. Canty is a great leader that adds a good veteran to the mix. Hard to upgrade this group, but I?m sure Jerry Reese will try.

The Giants? O-Line really came through in the playoffs and Kevin Boothe was a great addition along the interior of their line. The Giants could add a bit more youth to the group but McKenzie, Snee, and Diehl are all still playing at a high level.

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As we pay all of this attention (and rightfully so) to free agents?Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Smith, Mathias Kiwanuka, Barry Cofield,?Kevin Boss, and others, including Osi Umenyiora who is not a free agent but has some issues with his contract, let's not forget about the offensive line. And though the Giants'?linemen are signed, there's money, age, and injuries to contend with going forward. Will the salary cap come into play and force the Giants to make some decisions about the offensive line? At the very least, it should all make for a very interesting training camp.

The?Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano?examines what the offensive line may look like:?

The Giants' medical staff will have to do quick evaluations of 34-year-old center Shaun O'Hara (ankle/Achilles) and 32-year-old guard Rich Seubert (knee) and decide if it's worth spending $3.45 million and $2.25 million on them respectively in 2011 salaries. They already are expected to part ways with tackle Shawn Andrews (who has back issues and is due $7.5 million in salaries and bonuses in 2011), and with RT Kareem McKenzie due $4.3 million, they might have a decision to make on him, too.

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