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Giants sign OT Brian Mihalik to practice squad

BigBlue4You09 : 9/13/2018 11:48 am
Stapleton: “Giants have signed former Lions OT Brian Mihalik to the practice squad. Someone to watch.”
He has a hockey last name  
BestFeature : 9/13/2018 11:50 am : link
Sorry, not adding much to this thread.
Interesting  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2018 11:50 am : link
He was a DE in college who was shifted to OT.
Also  
BigBlue4You09 : 9/13/2018 11:50 am : link
Giants cut LB Calvin Munson from the practice squad, per source.
He played in 15 games  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2018 11:53 am : link
with 2 starts for the Lions last season. Huge kid, 6'9 and long arms.
...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/13/2018 11:57 am : link

Dan Duggan
‏Verified account @DDuggan21
10m10 minutes ago

Giants cut LB Calvin Munson from the practice squad, per source.
a savior is here!  
Heisenberg : 9/13/2018 12:00 pm : link
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This is yikes worthy  
Anakim : 9/13/2018 12:10 pm : link
It's against Cam Jordan, but still
At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )
Thank the  
ZGiants98 : 9/13/2018 12:13 pm : link
Lord!
Any RT help is appreciated  
jeff57 : 9/13/2018 12:14 pm : link
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Is he Jesus?  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 9/13/2018 12:18 pm : link
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RE: This is yikes worthy  
cjac : 9/13/2018 12:22 pm : link
In comment 14073782 Anakim said:
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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )


he didnt completely whiff either
RE: This is yikes worthy  
OdellBeckhamJr : 9/13/2018 12:28 pm : link
In comment 14073782 Anakim said:
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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )


Giants 15-1
Remembe  
Phil in LA : 9/13/2018 12:34 pm : link
the Giants practiced with the Lions...
With our OL, maybe we should start tripping  
jcn56 : 9/13/2018 12:53 pm : link
they can't flag us on every play, right?
RE: ...  
Carson53 : 9/13/2018 12:56 pm : link
In comment 14073773 Eric from BBI said:
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Dan Duggan
‏Verified account @DDuggan21
10m10 minutes ago

Giants cut LB Calvin Munson from the practice squad, per source.
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A younger version of Herlich to be honest. Very slow to say the least.
An OLman cut by the Lions  
Bubba : 9/13/2018 1:09 pm : link
that just got smacked down by the JETS. Hard to get too excited.
2017 article / interview with Mihalik  
Gross Blau Oberst : 9/13/2018 1:13 pm : link
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Your story is an interesting one – very similar to Alejandro Villinueva’s. You came out of college two years ago as a defensive lineman and are not playing offensive tackle. Talk a bit about how that happened.


I was drafted by Philadelphia last year in the seventh round. I was on their practice squad then got hurt and released. I worked out for Pittsburgh as a defensive lineman. But at the end of the workout Kevin Colbert asked me to do some offensive line work and out me through some drills. He told me when the season was over he’d sign me. But before the season ended I got a call from my agent and he told me Pittsburgh was signing me then – as an offensive tackle.


The Steelers have quality OL and if they saw potential for Mihalik to succeed as a Tackle, it is worth the
PS spot. Not a 2018 option for the active roster, but perhaps 2019.

leave no stone un-turned.
2017 Interview with Mihalik when he was with the Steelers - ( New Window )
RE: An OLman cut by the Lions  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2018 1:13 pm : link
In comment 14073862 Bubba said:
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that just got smacked down by the JETS. Hard to get too excited.

He didn't play in that game.
Jay  
Bubba : 9/13/2018 1:14 pm : link
My point exactly. He was not good enough to make the cut with the Lions.
1 play doesn’t show much  
GiantsRage2007 : 9/13/2018 1:15 pm : link
But he did get 2 hands on the DE.

briefly.
JCN56  
joeinpa : 9/13/2018 1:15 pm : link
Lol
Lions waived Mihalik after being awarded OL Donnel  
Gross Blau Oberst : 9/13/2018 1:16 pm : link
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Earlier in the day, reports surfaced that the Detroit Lions were awarded offensive linemen Andrew Donnel and cornerback Dee Virgin on waivers Sunday afternoon. The Lions confirmed those additions later in the day, and announced the subsequent moves, as well.

Both offensive tackle Brian Mihalik and center/guard Leo Koloamatangi have been waived to make space for the two.

Mihalik’s cut doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Donnel, as a swing tackle/guard takes his spot immediately alongside rookie Tyrell Crosby as Detroit’s backup tackles.



Lions roster cuts: Detroit waives OL Leo Koloamatangi, Brian Mihalik - ( New Window )
RE: Jay  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2018 1:17 pm : link
In comment 14073871 Bubba said:
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My point exactly. He was not good enough to make the cut with the Lions.

Chances are he won't amount to much but Kevan Boothe was released from the Raiders who had one of the league's worst offensive lines when the Giants claimed him. The Browns had a bad offensive line and made no effort to re-sign Shaun O'Hara when the Giants signed him. Just because a bad team let's a player go doesn't mean the player can't contribute. Some times bad teams are bad because they struggle to evaluate certain players.
Jay  
Bubba : 9/13/2018 1:18 pm : link
Ever the optimist. I hope your right and we got diamond in the rough.
RE: He has a hockey last name  
gmenatlarge : 9/13/2018 1:22 pm : link
In comment 14073762 BestFeature said:
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Sorry, not adding much to this thread.


I like it, maybe he can add some "fight" to this line!
RE: With our OL, maybe we should start tripping  
giants#1 : 9/13/2018 1:22 pm : link
In comment 14073839 jcn56 said:
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they can't flag us on every play, right?


Tripping, they might especially if its as blatant as the one this past Sunday.

But holding...
RE: This is yikes worthy  
Mike from Ohio : 9/13/2018 1:36 pm : link
In comment 14073782 Anakim said:
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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )


There probably isn't a person on this message board who couldn't have provided that level of protection. I know it's only one play...but wow!
RE: Jay  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2018 1:43 pm : link
In comment 14073879 Bubba said:
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Ever the optimist. I hope your right and we got diamond in the rough.

Wait, I am not suggesting Mihalik is going to be a contributor. I was just pointing out that it's unfair to write them off because of their previous team. I doubt Mihalik is going to be more than a PS player but you never know.
This guy is  
ryanmkeane : 9/13/2018 1:47 pm : link
not good...let's not get our hopes up.
Practice squad stronger this year  
Reale01 : 9/13/2018 1:47 pm : link
It seems to me we have a better collection of players on the practice squad than we have had in recent memory.
Link - ( New Window )
RE: RE: This is yikes worthy  
Jim in Tampa : 9/13/2018 1:55 pm : link
In comment 14073910 Mike from Ohio said:
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In comment 14073782 Anakim said:


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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )



There probably isn't a person on this message board who couldn't have provided that level of protection. I know it's only one play...but wow!

Actually, I think I could have done better!

If the DE picked me up and threw me at the QB there's a good chance that the QB would have still been standing ;>)
Has the size and weight  
larryflower37 : 9/13/2018 1:57 pm : link
He has only been playing Offensive tackle for 2 years. This is what the practice squad is for, development.
They must feel he is coachable and has an opportunity to develop.
It's an upgrade over the potential of Calvin Munson. I think we have seen enough to know what we have with him.
RE: Has the size and weight  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/13/2018 2:04 pm : link
In comment 14073951 larryflower37 said:
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He has only been playing Offensive tackle for 2 years. This is what the practice squad is for, development.
They must feel he is coachable and has an opportunity to develop.
It's an upgrade over the potential of Calvin Munson. I think we have seen enough to know what we have with him.


Ereck Flowers has the size and weight.
Hmmm.  
Gman11 : 9/13/2018 2:35 pm : link
Andrew Donnel was available on waivers. The Giants didn't think he was good enough to claim. The Lions claim him and cut Mihalik. The Giants pick up Mihalik who was cut for the guy they didn't think was good enough to claim. Hmmmm.
Maybe the Giants  
Bubba : 9/13/2018 2:51 pm : link
want the tallest OTs for the off season basketball league.
Tall  
AcidTest : 9/13/2018 2:52 pm : link
OL frequently have balance and bend problems. They can be "jacked up" and forced back by DL, and often can't bend quickly enough to prevent pass rushers from getting around the edge.
RE: RE: Has the size and weight  
larryflower37 : 9/13/2018 3:28 pm : link
In comment 14073968 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 14073951 larryflower37 said:


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He has only been playing Offensive tackle for 2 years. This is what the practice squad is for, development.
They must feel he is coachable and has an opportunity to develop.
It's an upgrade over the potential of Calvin Munson. I think we have seen enough to know what we have with him.



Ereck Flowers has the size and weight.

Very true but Flowers has played tackle his whole career and was a 1st round draft choice.
This kid was drafted as a DE.
Not saying he is a starter or even will ever play but at least he his some developmental upside.
Not a bad pickup vs. Munson upside
If Flowers looks like a folding chair  
Chris684 : 9/13/2018 3:43 pm : link
when he leans forward and drops his entire upper body, this guy looks like a bowling pin.

Ouch.
Hopefully Gettleman is working his OL magic  
Leg of Theismann : 9/13/2018 3:53 pm : link
I mentioned on another thread: if we could just somehow miraculously fix the o-line, we're easily a playoff team. Of course, that is a Mihalik-sized IF.
Gettleman  
Marty866b : 9/13/2018 4:02 pm : link
Brings in four new starters on the o-line but didn't replace its weakest player. Difficult to believe he's done a good job so far on the o-line.
RE: Gettleman  
LauderdaleMatty : 9/13/2018 4:12 pm : link
In comment 14074143 Marty866b said:
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Brings in four new starters on the o-line but didn't replace its weakest player. Difficult to believe he's done a good job so far on the o-line.


Too early to say. Jax has a top 3 DL. Let's see how this week goes. It's pretty impossible to do worse Than the last 5 years than Reese did so there's that. I'd also Suggest Solder while over paid is the best OL
This team has had since a healthy Snee by a lot
RE: This is yikes worthy  
Joey in VA : 9/13/2018 4:13 pm : link
In comment 14073782 Anakim said:
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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )
Oh my gravy that's bad, he'll fit RIGHT in
RE: RE: Jay  
BillKo : 9/13/2018 4:15 pm : link
In comment 14073877 Jay on the Island said:
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In comment 14073871 Bubba said:


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My point exactly. He was not good enough to make the cut with the Lions.


Chances are he won't amount to much but Kevan Boothe was released from the Raiders who had one of the league's worst offensive lines when the Giants claimed him. The Browns had a bad offensive line and made no effort to re-sign Shaun O'Hara when the Giants signed him. Just because a bad team let's a player go doesn't mean the player can't contribute. Some times bad teams are bad because they struggle to evaluate certain players.


Exactly.

And there's also schemes, and players actually getting better and understanding what it takes.

Players do improve.
RE: Gettleman  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2018 4:20 pm : link
In comment 14074143 Marty866b said:
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Brings in four new starters on the o-line but didn't replace its weakest player. Difficult to believe he's done a good job so far on the o-line.

Hart was the weakest player.
RE: This is yikes worthy  
micky : 9/13/2018 5:59 pm : link
In comment 14073782 Anakim said:
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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )


He'll fit right in here..thats giants type of ol play
RE: This is yikes worthy  
short lease : 9/13/2018 6:16 pm : link
In comment 14073782 Anakim said:
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It's against Cam Jordan, but still At least he didn't trip him? - ( New Window )


I wouldn't get my hopes up ..... watching that.
He is no  
XBRONX : 9/13/2018 7:09 pm : link
Scott Gragg.
I know..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 9/13/2018 7:42 pm : link
we all have intense feelings about Flowers, but cutting him really doesn't help us much:

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Gettleman
Marty866b : 4:02 pm : link : reply
Brings in four new starters on the o-line but didn't replace its weakest player. Difficult to believe he's done a good job so far on the o-line.


It doesn't open up any cap money. All it does is cut a player at a position where we don't even have an acceptable backup. It was going to be tough to completely revamp the line in one offseason.
It's  
AcidTest : 9/13/2018 7:51 pm : link
almost impossible to entirely revamp an OL in one season. My guess is that we have two new starters next year. What I would like to see is more help for Flowers, either with a RB or TE. I know we can't do it on every play, but I'd like to see it a little more often. Everybody needs OL.
I like it when they churn the bottom of the roster.  
81_Great_Dane : 9/13/2018 7:59 pm : link
Try guys who have some potential, see if you can coach them up. If they don't perform, move on. Treat the last spot or two on the practice squad like extended tryouts. The odds are against finding someone good, but if you keep trying guys, you increase those odds.

The Giants have tended to do the opposite: Find guys who have some potential, and hold onto them too long, even when they don't perform.
It they want a new starting ORT THIS SEASON  
David B. : 9/13/2018 8:52 pm : link
They're going to need to Trade something of high value, AND find a willing dance partner. Who's got a spare starting-quality OT?

It's that or wait till next year's draft and FA market.
nice play by AJ Green  
Del Shofner : 9/13/2018 8:54 pm : link
Bobby Hart seen celebrating
^^^  
Del Shofner : 9/13/2018 8:58 pm : link
wrong thread but at least slightly OL related ...
RE: Gettleman  
Brown Recluse : 9/13/2018 9:40 pm : link
In comment 14074143 Marty866b said:
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Brings in four new starters on the o-line but didn't replace its weakest player. Difficult to believe he's done a good job so far on the o-line.


He replaced the weakest position by adding Solder to LT. And I’ll go out on a limb here and say by seasons end, Flowers will have done better than Bobby Hart.

How much change do some of you expect in one season with limited cap space?
RE: Jay  
GeofromNJ : 9/13/2018 10:33 pm : link
In comment 14073871 Bubba said:
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My point exactly. He was not good enough to make the cut with the Lions.

Maybe the Lions lost because they didn't play him. :)
Brwon Recluse  
Marty866b : 9/14/2018 11:17 am : link
I'd say if he didn't give money to Stewart he would have had some cap space to work with. IMO, the first two players that needed to be replaced on the o-line was Flowers and Hart.
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