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Looking at Austin Pasztor...

Slade : 3/20/2017 4:28 pm
and Devon Still.

That's what I'm hearing...
Thanks Slade!  
Saos1n : 3/20/2017 4:29 pm : link
Still? Maybe stepping away from Hankins?
Still would be a great story...  
Slade : 3/20/2017 4:30 pm : link
He's a NJ guy.. They liked him in the draft...
So, we're looking at a couple of....  
Emlen'sGremlins : 3/20/2017 4:32 pm : link
....APs.
Pasztor  
Marty866b : 3/20/2017 4:36 pm : link
Yuk!
Still is a great story and local.  
Heisenberg : 3/20/2017 4:36 pm : link
but seems a bit of a replacement level player. Can't really be looked at as a starter to replace Hankins. Have to figure they'd be looking at someone else as the starter.
Yes!  
Jay on the Island : 3/20/2017 4:37 pm : link
I have been beating the Pasztor drum for a while. He would be a very solid addition and could send Jerry to the bench.
RE: Still would be a great story...  
Jay on the Island : 3/20/2017 4:37 pm : link
In comment 13400443 Slade said:
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He's a NJ guy.. They liked him in the draft...

Who Still?
Thought theyd be looking at a player who can rush the passer  
Brown Recluse : 3/20/2017 4:38 pm : link
beside Harrison. Still has yet to record a full sack.
RE: Still is a great story and local.  
Saos1n : 3/20/2017 4:39 pm : link
In comment 13400452 Heisenberg said:
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but seems a bit of a replacement level player. Can't really be looked at as a starter to replace Hankins. Have to figure they'd be looking at someone else as the starter.


But Still, Thomas and Bromley, along with a DT in the draft without question... that would be replacing Hankins... can't see us signing both still and hankins
RE: RE: Still is a great story and local.  
Heisenberg : 3/20/2017 4:49 pm : link
In comment 13400458 Saos1n said:
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In comment 13400452 Heisenberg said:


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but seems a bit of a replacement level player. Can't really be looked at as a starter to replace Hankins. Have to figure they'd be looking at someone else as the starter.



But Still, Thomas and Bromley, along with a DT in the draft without question... that would be replacing Hankins... can't see us signing both still and hankins


Right. Thomas and Bromley + draft pick is what I was thinking too.
JPP  
Joey in VA : 3/20/2017 4:49 pm : link
Should hand him some of that dough, he helped make him a rich man last year.
If the Giants sign Still...  
Big Blue Blogger : 3/20/2017 4:53 pm : link
...I hope they follow Cincy's lead and donate sales of his jersey to pediatric cancer care/research. That's one overpriced shirt I would be proud to buy.
If the Giants sign Still  
Jay on the Island : 3/20/2017 4:56 pm : link
it won't be to replace Hankins. Still would battle for a backup job. He has appeared in a total of 3 games over the past two years.
RE: Pasztor  
The_Boss : 3/20/2017 5:08 pm : link
In comment 13400450 Marty866b said:
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Yuk!


As a bench guy? Ok.
As a potential starter at RT? Yes. Yuk.
RE: RE: Pasztor  
Jay on the Island : 3/20/2017 5:10 pm : link
In comment 13400502 The_Boss said:
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In comment 13400450 Marty866b said:


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Yuk!



As a bench guy? Ok.
As a potential starter at RT? Yes. Yuk.

I like him at RG. Let him compete with Jerry for the starting job and allow Fluker and Hart to compete at RT. I remember this place when the Giants signed Shaun O'Hara. Everyone was criticizing the move because he wasn't even a full time starter on the lowly Browns.
Jay, what do you like about him?  
yatqb : 3/20/2017 6:28 pm : link
I certainly didn't watch any Browns games, aside from the one where JPP destroyed him.
I'm sure both  
Pete in MD : 3/20/2017 6:32 pm : link
of these guys would only be signed for vet depth/camp competition.
Pasztor is still young  
Ten Ton Hammer : 3/20/2017 6:38 pm : link
26 years old. Last year was his first full healthy season.

Might be worth a try-and-see.

Here's something from a Browns blogger.

Then a funny thing happened – the season started. The Browns offensive line was built to run the football, which it did successfully. The Browns run game hit a 50-year high with a 4.89 yards per attempt, which ranked second overall in the league.

However, the pass protection was spotty. The reasons for poor pass protection were many, including that endless rotation of quarterbacks. The quarterbacks that did play often did not throw the ball on time, and would leave the pocket exposing them to sacks and unnecessary hits.

Beyond poor quarterback play was the play of Erving and right tackle Austin Pasztor.

Pasztor struggled all season against athletic defensive linemen who could convert speed to power. Initially he struggled with his sets and initial punch as he was transitioning from guard to tackle to start the season. He did figure out his technique and played well toward the end of the season.

However, it was clear by then that Pasztor was not a longterm solution at tackle and was transitioned back to guard for the final game.

To the credit of Pro Football Focus, they gave an accurate accounting of how the season went for the Browns offensive line. Here is what Pro Football Focus has to say in their post-season ranking:

No offensive line had to deal with as much in terms of the QBs they were blocking for than the Browns, who had rolled through six different passers in seven weeks to begin the season—none of whom demonstrated the kind of playing style that actually makes things easier on his linemen. Despite that, Joe Thomas had another excellent season at LT, and the guard pairing of Joel Bitonio and John Greco also played well. The issue on this line was Cameron Erving, the former first-round pick, playing center in his second season, having struggled massively at guard and tackle as a rookie. He was little, if any, better in the middle, surrendering 30 total QB pressures and being routinely abused as a run blocker. It’s difficult to see much of a future for Erving at this point, and his position is one in need of upgrade.
Moving forward the Browns need to identify a center, which maybe on the roster with Austin Reiter or Anthony Fabiano. Regardless, the Browns need to draft a natural center in the draft between the third and fifth rounds.

Unlike the beginning of the season, Pro Football Focus correctly identified the strengths and weaknesses of the Browns offensive line in their post-season analysis. Further, the Browns troubles as an offensive line would be greatly helped by drafting a quarterback who can adequately play within the pocket.



http://dawgpounddaily.com/2017/01/12/cleveland-browns-offensive-line-4/
the Giants have  
YANKEE28 : 3/20/2017 6:56 pm : link
had a history of interest in the past several years with Canadian players. They currently have Brett Jones on the roster and I could see them adding another Canadian player with Pasztor.

The thought of having Fluker, Hart, Jerry and Pasztor battling for 2 spots on the right side makes sense.

If you think back to the past few years of preseason games, the Giants backup O-line has been nothing short of dreadful. At least with these 4, every one of them has a decent number of NFL starts under their belt.

I like the idea of more real competition.
Please For the Love of God  
Suburbanites : 3/20/2017 6:58 pm : link
No more scrub offensive lineman, I've seen enough Jim Cordle, James Brewer, Mitch Petrus type stiffs to last me a life time.
Thanks for the info  
Matt in SGS : 3/20/2017 7:48 pm : link
however, part of the old saying goes, depth is great until you have to use it. I'm still hoping they can find an upgrade at OT somewhere. Get me an OT and a veteran running back and then they can go in any number of directions in the draft and take their shot at winning the whole damn thing this year.
Please No  
eric2425ny : 3/20/2017 9:23 pm : link
This guy is 26, can supposedly play both guard and tackle, has a decent amount of NFL starting experience, and is still a FA in a league that is starved for offensive lineman to the point that guys like Reilly Reiff were signed to 50 million plus deals. Clearly he is not good, watch him against JPP last year. JPP is obviously a good player, but this is gotta be one of his top 5 games against... Pasztor. Not the guy we need protecting a 36 year old pocket QB. Let's not just sign guys for the sake of signing someone. A late round pick has more potential and is way cheaper than this guy.
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