Snee: “If (the offensive line) can steal another season together, that would be really special”

I told the Giants' OL to act their age, and they died.

I’ve already pretty much said all I have to say about the Giants offensive line HERE, and it appears that even Giants RG Chris Snee recognizes that the Giants’ older-than-dirt offensive line is unlikely to withstand the rigors of another full NFL season together.  Here’s Snee’s full quote from Zach Berman of the NJ Star-Ledger:

 

“I think everyone, especially in our offensive line room, were expecting an offensive lineman taken in the first or second,” guard Chris Snee said on Saturday at an autograph signing at a Clifton Vitamin Shoppe. “Listen, I know obviously Jerry Reese and everyone there is going to do what’s best for the team. But I’m very close with everyone we have and I really dread the day when someone in that room is gone. If we can steal another season or two together, that would be really special and hopefully we can.”

It’s great that Snee has a bond with his OL teammates, a group that has played together for years and has great continuity, but here are the ages of the Giants’ offensive linemen, as of Sept. 11, 2011, or the first Sunday of the NFL season:

*NFL OL Age Rank Player Pos Team Birthday Days on Earth Age
10 Shaun O’Hara C Giants 6/23/1977 12,498 34 years, 2 months, 19 days
22 Rich Seubert LG Giants 3/30/1979 11,853 32 years, 5 months, 12 days
23 Kareem McKenzie RT Giants 5/24/1979 11,798 32 years, 3 months, 18 days
35 David Diehl LT Giants 9/15/1980 11,318 30 years, 11 months, 27 days
54 Chris Snee RG Giants 1/18/1982 10,828 29 years, 7 months, 24 days

*out of 160 NFL starting offensive linemen

Diehl, Seubert, and O’Hara all suffered serious injuries last year and missed significant time, and both Seubert and O’Hara are likely not to be 100% heading into the season.  As ESPN’s NFC East blogger Dan Graziano pointed out, the Giants ignored the OL until the 4th round of the draft.  The Giants still have free agency to potentially add a player or two, and they better, or they could be heading for a disastrous season.

Snee is happy the Giants didn’t draft an offensive lineman early in the draft.  I think the Eagles, Cowboys, and Redskins are as well.

4 Comments

  1. Smutsboy says:

    the entire division’s OL’s are going to sh-t.

    As a R*dskins fan, at least all the other teams will be joining us with a bad OL.

  2. Mikesta says:

    The Giants HAVE TO add an offensive linemen when FA starts. They absolutely need to.

  3. The Legend says:

    Isn’t Snee Coughlin’s son in law?

    1. Yeah, when they drafted him back in the day, I worked with a guy that was a Giants fan, and I remember ripping on him pretty bad about it. Stuff like, “But Daddy, you HAVE to draft Chris. I LOVE him.”

      Turns out he’s one of the best OG’s in the game. Oops.

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