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https://www.bigblueview.com/2019/11/9/20955866/2019-ny-giants-hal-hunter-offensive-line-jon-halapio-mike-remmers-spencer-pulley-nick-gates

 

The Giants’ offensive line coach lays out his expectations for his group on Sunday

 

 

Excellent article on Big Blue View

 

“To say I’m pleased with the run blocking right now, I’d be lying.”

 

That’s a jarring thing to hear (or read) from an offensive line coach. Everyone knows that the Giants’ offensive line hasn’t performed well enough, and certainly hasn’t performed up to expectations. But to see their coach say it outright is still jarring. But it’s also a good thing. You can’t fix a problem until you acknowledge a problem exists, and Hunter was blunt in his assessment of the Giants’ blocking.

“The thing that disappoints me the most right now, normally on each play we are one block away, we have seven or eight guys doing something right and one guy is doing something wrong, and that one guy makes the play,” Hunter said.

The difference between offensive and defensive line play is that while offensive linemen have to be right every time, a defensive lineman just has to win a couple times to change a game.

“You look on the other side of the coin on defense,” Hunter said. “You could have seven guys getting blocked and one guy skirts through and makes the tackle for a one-yard gain, and you’re like what a great defensive play, that’s the problem right now. I think to run the football, which I’ve said is the hardest thing to do in the game of football against overloaded boxes, there is no room for error. It’s a lot of one on one or two on two match-ups and through your assignment and fundamentals, you have to execute.”

Hunter is committed to holding in his unit to a high standard, knowing that if they play well, it makes it easier for the rest of the offense to function. Hunter said, “I’m not pleased with the run blocking until we are rushing the ball for 120 yards a game. What’s the issue right now? It’s not preparation, it’s not want to, it’s not effort. When the rubber hits the road and you’re in that one on one fist fight with that guy upfront, do you technically outmatch him and beat him or does he beat you?”

He added that consistency and trying to win every snap is at the heart of offensive line play, that any bad play has the potential to make for a bad game.

“That’s what offensive line play is, it’s 75 one on one fist fights every single game,” Hunter said. “Same thing in pass pro, offensive linemen average 70 snaps a game. A guy like Nate Solder, we’ll go back to this past week because he has been a guy that has struggled at times. Out of 75 snaps, he probably graded positive on 65 snaps. He had one bad play, but that bad play can’t happen. Whereas a defensive lineman can get blocked for 65 plays and he gets a tackle for a loss, a pressure, and a sack and he had a great game. That’s the difference between offensive and defensive line play. Offensive line play is all about consistency, we don’t have to make a great play, we aren’t throwing a touchdown pass or making a long run. We have to be consistent play after play and block our guy. You are going to get beat, you’re not going to win every single play, but if you do get beat, it can’t be a disaster play, it can’t be play where you cut a guy loose and he comes in and smashes the quarterback, or he tackles the back, it can’t be a no-hitter. That can’t happen, that’s the consistency of offensive line play and it has to be there every single play.”

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Hey remember when we had one of that best Oline coaches Pat Flaherty, and he was fired because Flowers was to fucking stupid and didnt like him?

 

lol

 

It was even funnier when Flowers ended up on the Jaguars with Flaherty again.

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Let's keep it real, Flaherty didn't do anything with those Giants O-lines in Coughlins waning years. The BBK guys used to bring up all the time about how "he made All Pros outta David Deihl and Sean O'Hara" and I'd yell at the radio "that was ten fuckin years ago!"

 

Not like Reese gave him much to work with though...

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Let's keep it real, Flaherty didn't do anything with those Giants O-lines in Coughlins waning years. The BBK guys used to bring up all the time about how "he made All Pros outta David Deihl and Sean O'Hara" and I'd yell at the radio "that was ten fuckin years ago!"

 

Not like Reese gave him much to work with though...

 

I think you answered your own critique.

 

He went from having Snee, Ohara and McKenzie to guys like Bass, Newhouse, Schwarz, Flowers and Beatty.

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So its been decades since we've had a capable GM to assist a HC? These half assed brainless moves year after year has made this once proud franchise a joke. We are the Browns of the NFC - All that talent but constantly shitting the bed.

At this rate, and the Jets and Miami also getting their second wins, Bengals will continue to shit the bed - so we have the 2nd pick at least??? Thats good.

 

Whos the best OL, DL, LBer, WR out there????

 

I think we trade out of the 2nd place and get a bunch of picks in return.

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