I remember a couple offseasons ago I read an article somewhere that pointed out that Marion Barber led all running backs in the NFC East in receiving yards the previous season (which was 2008). I remember thinking “No effing way,” but figured I’d check it out before I told the author in the comment section that he was a douchebag idiot jerkface that should be fired. Surely Brian Westbrook had to have had more, right? But there it was: Barber 417, Westbrook 402. Well I’ll be damned.
Earlier today, Andrew Ilnicki of GMen HQ fired off a comment in my MegaLinky post claiming that Chris Snee and Kareem McKenzie were the best ROL combo in the NFL. Before “stupid idiot douchebagging” him to death in the comment section, I eagerly reviewed the RGs and RTs league-wide to find an obvious duo that’s better. And you know what? No other RG/RT combo in the league really stands out. Everybody knows of course that Snee is a great RG that’s still in his prime, but Kareem McKenzie is also a really good professional right tackle, and perhaps a tad underrated (although I still contend that suggesting that Kareem could be considered for NFLN’s Top 100 list is a major stretch, Andrew). I haven’t watched game film of all 32 NFL teams and studied each teams’ OL play, but Andrew could very well make a legitimate case that the Snee/McKenzie is the NFL’s best.
Anyone that has read this blog since I launched a little more than a month ago knows that I’ve been very hard on the Giants’ OL situation, seeing as it’s the oldest OL in the league by a wide margin and has questionable depth. However, the concern lies on the left side (and center), where all three of the Giants’ other OL starters are aging and trying to recover from serious injuries. It’s THE major concern for the Giants heading into the 2011 season, but for now, the right side is in good shape.