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The NY Giants offensive woes continue.

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
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With the NY Giants offensive line in need of some help, big blue signed OT Stacey Andrews.? Yes, the brother of Shawn Andrews who the Giants cut last week.? If you want to find some similarities to the every prospering Philadelphia Eagles and your New York Giants...The Eagles had both brothers in Eagles green at one time in 2009.? That experiment did not work.

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
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OT/G Shawn Andrews has just confirmed that he will not be returning to the Giants in 2011 as he tweeted:

"Myself and Big Blue could not come to terms on a favorable contract."

While this move was expected, it was felt that perhaps it could be avoided after the O'Hara and Seubert cuts.

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According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Giants project to be $11.3 million over the $120 million salary cap, once the new CBA is agreed upon. ?This does not include restricted free agent tenders.

Clayton lists his top ten predicted cap casualties, and coming in at number ten is Shawn Andrews.

10.?New York Giants?G?Shawn Andrews:?The Giants gambled that Andrews could be a fix for the O-line, but unless he gives back a lot of money, he won't be a Giant. His cap number is $7.5 million and the Giants are more than $11 million over the cap. Releasing him frees up $7.333 million.
There are a lot of question marks among the offensive line, including Andrews' health, but losing Andrews would still hurt. He was a huge cog in the line last year, filling in at both tackle and guard when others went down with injuries. Still, $7.5 million is too much to pay a swing-lineman with chronic back ailments.

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9. Shawn Andrews

When the Giants added Shawn Andrews as offensive line depth, the general consensus was that it was a low risk, high reward signing.? Many were wary that Andrews was something of a headcase with a poor work ethic, but if he ever proved to be a problem, the Giants could have cut him before the season started and been right back where they started.

Andrews made it through pre-season cuts unscathed, and went on to provide the Giants with a valuable sixth lineman and eventually started seven games.? Of course, like much of the Giants? linemen, Andrews missed some time due to injuries.? But when he was on the field, Giants fans were reminded why he was a three time pro bowler with the Eagles.

Andrews' versatility came in handy considering the Giants' injury woes, and his considerable talents made it so that, at worst, the Giants did not miss a beat when he was inserted into the lineup. ?He may figure prominently into the Giants? future plans at offensive guard or tackle, depending on whether or not he can stay healthy.

Tags: New York Giants, pleasant surprise, Shawn Andrews
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Several Giants Lineman Scheduled to Go Under the Knife This Winter

Let's get caught up with some injury news and happenings before the season gets too far in the rear view mirror, shall we....

The Giants have several players that will be needing off-season surgery. One of them is DE Osi Umenyiora, whose knee and hip kept him from practicing in full all year.

Tags: Adam Koets, David Diehl, Justin Tuck, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Osi Umenyiora, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews
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From the NY Times' Fifth Down Blog:

Giants offensive lineman Shawn Andrews, who started the past two games at left tackle in place of the injured David Diehl, did not practice on Wednesday because of his own nagging back injury.

Andrews missed all but two games the previous two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles ? including all in 2009 ? because of a back injury. The Eagles released him after last season. The Giants (6-3) now face the Eagles (6-3) on Sunday.

Tags: Injuries, New York Giants, Shawn Andrews
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Yesterday the Giants fielded only 2 offensive linemen in their normal slots. While Kareem McKenzie and Chris Snee stayed put on the right, the left saw Rich Seubert at C, David Diehl at LG, and Shawn Andrews debuting at LT.

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
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All week we have heard speculation about the situation at C for the Giants. When it became apparent that Shaun O'hara would be forced to spectate, the odds on favorite to replace him was Adam Koets.

As most of you know, Koets replaced O'hara earlier this season for multiple games and despite some expected falters, was an adequate solution. Despite this, the Giants have made opted to rearrange the O-line a bit more. Rich Seubert will be shifting over from LG to snap while David Diehl returns to his 2006 guard spot.

Last but not least, the must anticipated installment of Shawn Andrews into the starting lineup will occur today as the former Eagle will get a crack at the LT job.

Tags: Adam Koets, David Diehl, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews
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USA TODAY has a very?interesting story on Giants' offensive lineman Shawn Andrews, who is attempting a comeback after being diagnosed with clinical depression. It's amazing, and very sad,?to hear how Andrews has been treated.

"I've been called everything in letters," he says. "Some of the stuff I'm even embarrassed to say. One said, 'The next time I read your name, I hope it's in an obituary.' "

Andrews recalled another fan who once asked for his autograph. The same person turned on him after he could not find it within himself to report to training camp in 2008. "You're a disgrace to the world," the man told him.

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Shawn Andrews has been inserted at LG and his doing quite well. The level of push he is getting might begin to answer the question marks regarding his desire to return to the game.

Beatty cost the Giants five yards for lining up illegally.

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With final cuts days away, the Giants find themselves in a precarious position. Injuries have thrown the availability of several key players into question and providing adequate depth to remedy the situation may force the team to cut players that deserve to stay.

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
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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.

Tags: Chris Snee, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shawn Andrews, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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