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CMicks3110 : 1/23/2020 12:55 am
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Ian Rapoport is reporting the same thing  
NY-Fan : 1/23/2020 1:04 am : link
I am pretty impressed with Judge in putting together this staff.
That would be the ideal hire  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 1:08 am : link
If it comes off I'm very impressed with the offensive staff Judge has built. The defensive side has more let's call it projection or speculation because the track records aren't as proven although the pedigrees are noteworthy.
I donít get the love for this  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 5:19 am : link
He was a solid player but who knows what the hell he is a coach. The Dallas line didnít exactly play well. Connor Williams stunk up the joint before his season ending injury. He was the only young guy there to work with. Collins, Smith, Martin and Fredrick all vets. Iím not sure what to think about his hire but to be happy is just called blind faith in the new staff.
RE: I donít get the love for this  
Saquads26 : 1/23/2020 5:44 am : link
In comment 14790363 Tuckrule said:
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He was a solid player but who knows what the hell he is a coach. The Dallas line didnít exactly play well. Connor Williams stunk up the joint before his season ending injury. He was the only young guy there to work with. Collins, Smith, Martin and Fredrick all vets. Iím not sure what to think about his hire but to be happy is just called blind faith in the new staff.


False, try watching and doing a little homework.
From Lombardo  
Saquads26 : 1/23/2020 6:08 am : link
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https://www.nj.com/giants/2020/01/giants-hire-ex-dallas-cowboys-offensive-line-coach-marc-colombo-can-he-rebuild-line-in-front-of-daniel-jones.html - ( New Window )
RE: RE: I donít get the love for this  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 7:06 am : link
In comment 14790366 Saquads26 said:
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In comment 14790363 Tuckrule said:


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He was a solid player but who knows what the hell he is a coach. The Dallas line didnít exactly play well. Connor Williams stunk up the joint before his season ending injury. He was the only young guy there to work with. Collins, Smith, Martin and Fredrick all vets. Iím not sure what to think about his hire but to be happy is just called blind faith in the new staff.



False, try watching and doing a little homework.


Lmao. Letís hear you elaborate. So far I heard a retort with zero basis. Must work in your world but not in most.
...  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/23/2020 7:10 am : link
Ian Rapoport
@RapSheet

6h
The #Giants are expected to hire former #Cowboys O-line coach Marc Colombo for the same role on Joe Judgeís staff, source said. His familiarity with OC Jason Garrett helped, as did his work in Dallas last year.
Go look at his coaching history bud  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 7:13 am : link
Started in 16 as an assistant line coach. Did he not have vets? He was coaching top end round 1 and 2 talent. I would say his history is far from proven. Just because he was a solid tackle doesnít make him a good coach.

Research done.
I believe this was the last important  
figgy2989 : 1/23/2020 7:14 am : link
hire Judge had for his staff. I am glad they went the Colombo route and hopefully he turns around a unit that has been brutal for many years.

Since he was hired from the same role  
figgy2989 : 1/23/2020 7:15 am : link
They had to ask the Cowboys permission, right?

RE: Since he was hired from the same role  
section125 : 1/23/2020 7:18 am : link
In comment 14790413 figgy2989 said:
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They had to ask the Cowboys permission, right?


If not kidding, no as he was let go = Philbin was hired.
RE: I believe this was the last important  
robbieballs2003 : 1/23/2020 7:19 am : link
In comment 14790412 figgy2989 said:
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hire Judge had for his staff. I am glad they went the Colombo route and hopefully he turns around a unit that has been brutal for many years.


Agreed
RE: I donít get the love for this  
section125 : 1/23/2020 7:19 am : link
In comment 14790363 Tuckrule said:
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He was a solid player but who knows what the hell he is a coach. The Dallas line didnít exactly play well. Connor Williams stunk up the joint before his season ending injury. He was the only young guy there to work with. Collins, Smith, Martin and Fredrick all vets. Iím not sure what to think about his hire but to be happy is just called blind faith in the new staff.


Dollars to doughnuts - Garrett wanted him.
Thanks section  
figgy2989 : 1/23/2020 7:19 am : link
I did not know that.

Given Philbin's connection to McCarthy that makes sense.
I like it!  
Ryan in Albany : 1/23/2020 7:22 am : link
Now get him some talent to mold other than Hernandez and let's go.
RE: RE: I donít get the love for this  
robbieballs2003 : 1/23/2020 7:28 am : link
In comment 14790418 section125 said:
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In comment 14790363 Tuckrule said:


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He was a solid player but who knows what the hell he is a coach. The Dallas line didnít exactly play well. Connor Williams stunk up the joint before his season ending injury. He was the only young guy there to work with. Collins, Smith, Martin and Fredrick all vets. Iím not sure what to think about his hire but to be happy is just called blind faith in the new staff.



Dollars to doughnuts - Garrett wanted him.


100% Garrett wanted him but that doesn't mean Judge didn't or bowed to Garret in this case. If you've listened to any Colombo pressers he fits exactly what Judge was looking for.
RE: Go look at his coaching history bud  
robbieballs2003 : 1/23/2020 7:30 am : link
In comment 14790410 Tuckrule said:
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Started in 16 as an assistant line coach. Did he not have vets? He was coaching top end round 1 and 2 talent. I would say his history is far from proven. Just because he was a solid tackle doesnít make him a good coach.

Research done.


That isn't research as much as it is just having a negative preconceived opinion on him. I get the skepticism. However there is more to the story than that.
Did you know that Colombo is in a metal band named  
cosmicj : 1/23/2020 7:39 am : link
Free Reign? Leonard Williams is also in it. Colombo is the lead singer.
Homework? Research?  
Mike from Ohio : 1/23/2020 7:47 am : link
Neither one of you has any idea what you are talking about. Unless you have some NFL coaching/scouting backgrounds I am unaware of, you donít have enough information to do either.

Dallasí line has a lot of high round draft picks. Ereck Flowers was also a high round draft pick. If someone got him to play at an elite level they would be a miracle worker. You have no idea how much is raw talent and how much is coaching. But I would bet you nobody in the NFL would assert coaching has no impact.

Garrett knows him and wanted him. Judge agreed with the hire. He had a track record of a good performing unit. Nothing really there to criticize this pick.
Robbie  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 7:48 am : link
Iím mocking the poster who told me to do research. His resume is very straight forward. Heís been in Dallas since Ď16 as an assistant then he took over the job. Nobody knows anything about his abilities. The fact that garrett wanted him, as many have mentioned, is the only thing giving me and the rest of the fan base some hope.
RE: Did you know that Colombo is in a metal band named  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 7:48 am : link
In comment 14790432 cosmicj said:
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Free Reign? Leonard Williams is also in it. Colombo is the lead singer.


Lol.
RE: I donít get the love for this  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 7:52 am : link
In comment 14790363 Tuckrule said:
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He was a solid player but who knows what the hell he is a coach. The Dallas line didnít exactly play well. Connor Williams stunk up the joint before his season ending injury. He was the only young guy there to work with. Collins, Smith, Martin and Fredrick all vets. Iím not sure what to think about his hire but to be happy is just called blind faith in the new staff.


May I suggest you type in his name at Youtube for starters to listen to him speak and his philosophy.

Next, compare Dallas OL the first half of 2018, when someone else was there, to the 2nd half of the year when he was hired. Then look at 2019.

Then talk to Dallas fans who are reasonably intelligent.

Then google his name to see what other experts say about him.

Come back when you have done all that.
RE: Robbie  
robbieballs2003 : 1/23/2020 7:54 am : link
In comment 14790438 Tuckrule said:
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Iím mocking the poster who told me to do research. His resume is very straight forward. Heís been in Dallas since Ď16 as an assistant then he took over the job. Nobody knows anything about his abilities. The fact that garrett wanted him, as many have mentioned, is the only thing giving me and the rest of the fan base some hope.


But, again, you can research. Read up on the improvement that the OL made when he took over. Read up on what his players say about him. Look at the injuries he dealt with and were able to overcome.

As for the other poster, yes, you can research about him. Obviously, we will not know the whole story and the sample size is limited but that doesn't mean we just sit on our ass and not try to find out more about him as this hire is huge to the success of our team. Our OL has been a joke for years. That is a combination of the players and the coaching. When our OL cannot pick up simple stunts all year that is a problem. When our OL cannot execute simple double teams that is a problem. When guys like DD and Baldinger are ripping apart our OL then that falls on coaching more than talent. So, yes, we can read up on Colombo as much as possible.

I personally am glad we got him. But with that said I also understand that there is a wait and see approach as well.
I really like this hire.  
LS : 1/23/2020 8:02 am : link
Up and coming OL coach.
Colombo - ( New Window )
Biography (learned under the best, Bill Callahan)  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 8:14 am : link
Marc Colombo, a former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman who started 72 of the 76 games he played during his six-year run with the club, settled into the next phase of his NFL career as an assistant coach with the Cowboys in 2015. He was named the club's assistant offensive line coach in 2016.
In his first season as the assistant offensive line coach, Colombo worked with a unit that forged a path for the offense to finish with the second-ranked rushing attack at 149.8 yards-per-game and the league's rushing leader (Ezekiel Elliott, 1,631 yards). The line saw three players start all 16 games (Travis Frederick, Zack Martin and Doug Free), with Tyron Smith, Frederick and Martin all finishing the season as first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections. Dallas' offense finished second in time of possession (31:41), first in five-minute drives (35), second in big-play runs (72) and third in scoring efficiency, putting points on the board on 43.9% of possessions. Rookie Dak Prescott had ample time in the pocket to complete 67.8% of his passes (fourth) and throw 23 touchdowns versus four interceptions - the only rookie quarterback in NFL history with an interception percentage (0.9%) of less than one.
As an assistant working mainly with the offensive line in 2015, three linemen earned Pro Bowl nods, with T. Smith (third), Frederick (second) and Martin (second) each earning the honor. The line helped Darren Mc- Fadden rush for his second career 1,000-yard season (1,089) on a career-high 239 carries.
Colombo retired in 2012 as a Cowboy and joined the team during the 2014 season as an assistant in the personnel department. He then joined the coaching
staff in 2015 to help supplement the loss of offensive line/offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, working with one of the most talented front groups in the NFL.

Me: I think his experience working under and watching Bill Callahan is HUGE....so now he can implement these teaching tools.
After Hal Hunter  
RetroJint : 1/23/2020 8:15 am : link
who was selling vinyl siding or something when Shurmur hired him, how can the Giants do anything but improve should this happen ? All the other available offensive line coaches have also been fired . The position coaches do not lead a glamorous life in the NFL.

I rooted for the Giants selecting Columbo when he was drafted from BC. I would be happy with the selection. The Giants organization needed to younger . Parcells was 42 when he became Giants HC. These antiques needed to go. Next is hapless Mr G. Then we can breathe , again .
Is he better than Hal Hunter?  
GiantsRage2007 : 1/23/2020 8:23 am : link
If the answer is yes, then this is a win.
RE: Is he better than Hal Hunter?  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/23/2020 8:29 am : link
In comment 14790475 GiantsRage2007 said:
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If the answer is yes, then this is a win.


That's a low bar.
You guys are comical  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 8:30 am : link
The struggles of the line prior to him? Are you guys nuts. Have you not watched Dallas play football? Their line has been a top 5 unit every year since demarco Murray was their back. Holy fuck I get being excited but what you calls research is fluff. Heís a former player who will be spoken about highly. Again, the only plus is that garrett wanted him on his offensive staff. Beyond that to cite his work on the Dallas line is a joke I know it pains people to hear a different take then ďthis is a great hireĒ
Reminder:  
Anakim : 1/23/2020 8:32 am : link
According to Football Outsiders, the Cowboys offensive line was near the top in nearly all their offensive line metrics:

Second in adjusted line yards
Sixth in running back yards
Second in power rank
First in stuffed rank
First in second level rank
Second in pass protection
Second in sacks allowed
Second in adjusted sack rate
Second overall

Even for you PFF guys, Pro Football Focus graded the Cowboys offensive line fourth overall. The unit received the third best run blocking grade and the fifth best pass blocking grade.



Colombo was a favorite of Parcells in Dallas. Parcells was always tough on Colombo. He essentially rescued Colombo from the scrap heap. BTW, Colombo was the one who came up with the nickname "Barbie Carpenter". Haha
Jacobs vs. Colombo - ( New Window )
Tuckrule  
figgy2989 : 1/23/2020 8:32 am : link
But the talent level on Dallas's OL is night and day compared to the Giants.

That's what happens when you hit on OL draft picks.
I think this hire, but like everything with this staff  
Ben in Tampa : 1/23/2020 8:32 am : link
Including Joe Judge... weíll see

RE: Tuckrule  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 8:34 am : link
In comment 14790497 figgy2989 said:
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But the talent level on Dallas's OL is night and day compared to the Giants.

That's what happens when you hit on OL draft picks.


Correct. So letís see what he can do with this group which has yet to be solidified. Letís see what he gets out of Hernandez. New scheme new system new coaching staff. This year and going forward is telling of what he can and canít do. To discuss the Dallas line and his accomplishment is just pointless. Smith top talent. Martin canít miss prospect. Fredrick canít miss center prospect. Collins dropped because of off field issues otherwise he was a top tier talent.
RE: You guys are comical  
Anakim : 1/23/2020 8:34 am : link
In comment 14790494 Tuckrule said:
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The struggles of the line prior to him? Are you guys nuts. Have you not watched Dallas play football? Their line has been a top 5 unit every year since demarco Murray was their back. Holy fuck I get being excited but what you calls research is fluff. Heís a former player who will be spoken about highly. Again, the only plus is that garrett wanted him on his offensive staff. Beyond that to cite his work on the Dallas line is a joke I know it pains people to hear a different take then ďthis is a great hireĒ


In 2018, the Cowboys were 31st in fewest sacks allowed. Houston was the only team that allowed more. In 2019, they were 2nd in fewest with the Rams only allowing fewer. That's 33 fewer sacks in 2019 than 2018!! Colombo took over after 7 games in 2018. He inherited Frederick missing the season and Williams' rookie growing pains. More notably, he had to work around Smith and Martin getting banged up in the second of that season. Alexander coached 6 games in 2018 and the Cowboys game up with 23 sacks during that time (which is all they gave up in 2019, mind you). Colombo coached the remaining 10 games and the Cowboys gave up 33 sacks during that time.
I bring you lead singer and now OL coach Columbo  
viggie : 1/23/2020 8:36 am : link
Sing it Marc
Free reign - ( New Window )
This helps  
Reale01 : 1/23/2020 8:39 am : link
He knows Garrett's system which will help them get up and going just a little bit faster. Sorry, Tuckrule but it does seem like a good hire. Just for yucks WHO would you have wanted?
Anak  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 8:40 am : link
So it went from 3.8 sacks per game to 3.3? Should I be impressed with that stat without knowing who they faced and the schemes they saw and how many stunts and blitzes the line was exposed to? Again people are starving for positivity. I donít dislike the signing. All I am saying is we need to tone down his accomplishments because he hasnít been asked to mold a line. Now he will be tasked with a tough job. I do like that garrett wanted him. That tells me more than any stat or former player interview can.
Some of you guys..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/23/2020 8:41 am : link
have funny takes.

Every year people talk about the Dallas OL dominating and how it would be great if we could get that type of play.

Then we are rumored to get a guy helping out with that OL and the narrative is that the line wasn't great shakes and young players struggled??
RE: You guys are comical  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 8:42 am : link
In comment 14790494 Tuckrule said:
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The struggles of the line prior to him? Are you guys nuts. Have you not watched Dallas play football? Their line has been a top 5 unit every year since demarco Murray was their back. Holy fuck I get being excited but what you calls research is fluff. Heís a former player who will be spoken about highly. Again, the only plus is that garrett wanted him on his offensive staff. Beyond that to cite his work on the Dallas line is a joke I know it pains people to hear a different take then ďthis is a great hireĒ


It is true, we donít have a long resume to whip,out, but look at what you do have....a guy who played tackle and was a top draft pick, an all star. So he Personally knows how to succeed and has been coached by men who know how to coach. He remembers such.

He works under some great teachers like Callahan and Houck. He watches them and assists these mentors in the daily practice. He is acquiring more and more skills to,pass on to his students.

He then gets the call mid way through 2018 when these great Cowboys linemen are struggling and the OL coach is fired (Alexander). He inspires this underperforming line to Do better and succeed, and they do much better the second half of the 2018 season under his leadership.

In 2019, the Dallas OL returns to greatness and is highly rated in both pass protection and running the ball. Yes, he has some pretty good high draft choices do work with, but as you saw in early 2018, success is not a given without the proper coaching.

Scott Linehan, the past OC said this about him: I just think he's ready to really take the next step of being one of the great O-line coaches in this league," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said of Colombo.

He is young (40) and hungry. He knows what it takes and he knows how to teach, exactly what Judge demands. And if Garrett wants him back, that should tell you a lot...Garrett knows his success is mostly determined by this units success.

We donít have a guarantee obviously but we all should feel very upbeat and hopeful this coach can bring out the best in our Hog Mollies. I think if you want to fret over an assistant who has been hired, check out there secondary coach we hired last night. His resume doesnít look nearly as appealing and he has all rookies to coach up.,
The names we got to this point were Deguglielmo and Colombo  
jcn56 : 1/23/2020 8:42 am : link
comparing the two resumes I don't know how anyone would not want Colombo over DD. Given that Garrett is the OC, that only drives the point home further.
5bowls  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 8:47 am : link
Good post. I agree thereís definitely some hope and positivity I just canít blindly be excited.
Good hire  
jeff57 : 1/23/2020 8:48 am : link
Maybe the best one so far.
RE: tuck  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 8:49 am : link
In comment 14790525 Tuckrule said:
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Good post. I agree thereís definitely some hope and positivity I just canít blindly be excited.


I hope you also check out there secondary guy and light a fire there. We could all use the passion to get us going. You did well here and make good points.
5bowls  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 8:51 am : link
Iíll work on it haha anything to get the discussion going. I did my part on all the Simmons threads.
RE: RE: Is he better than Hal Hunter?  
GiantsRage2007 : 1/23/2020 8:54 am : link
In comment 14790491 Eric from BBI said:
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If the answer is yes, then this is a win.



That's a low bar.



Don't we know it!

:-)
RE: Anak  
Brown_Hornet : 1/23/2020 8:58 am : link
In comment 14790511 Tuckrule said:
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So it went from 3.8 sacks per game to 3.3? Should I be impressed with that stat without knowing who they faced and the schemes they saw and how many stunts and blitzes the line was exposed to? Again people are starving for positivity. I donít dislike the signing. All I am saying is we need to tone down his accomplishments because he hasnít been asked to mold a line. Now he will be tasked with a tough job. I do like that garrett wanted him. That tells me more than any stat or former player interview can.

Selective math?

OK, 3.8 to 3.3, in his 1st 1/2 year.
1.4 in his 1st full season.

Right?
...  
ryanmkeane : 1/23/2020 9:03 am : link
on the surface seems like a really solid hire. I will say though, for those that would have been upset with DD, he seems to have a bit more experience and results than Colombo. That isn't to say Colombo can't be a great OL coach...but sometimes the shiny thing isn't always better. He seems to be a great dude but also a person that demands respect and hard work. We will see.
Would it not be a lot easier to just accept that there's really  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/23/2020 9:13 am : link
No way to try to predict the value a position coach is going to add?

Jumping through hoops to attempt to prove coach A is 'good' or 'bad' seems exhausting. Offensive line play is too complicated to try to boil down to number of sacks or any other single stat. There is usually an explanation for such things that have little to do with purely coaching.

Pat Flaherty was a good offensive line coach until he had no players. Then he was bad, and then he was fired.


RE: ...  
jcn56 : 1/23/2020 9:18 am : link
In comment 14790552 ryanmkeane said:
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on the surface seems like a really solid hire. I will say though, for those that would have been upset with DD, he seems to have a bit more experience and results than Colombo. That isn't to say Colombo can't be a great OL coach...but sometimes the shiny thing isn't always better. He seems to be a great dude but also a person that demands respect and hard work. We will see.


Does he seem to be a great dude? The guy who suddenly lost his brother in Indy, who went out of his way to credit everyone else in the organization *but* DD, would beg to differ. His bouncing around would also suggest that maybe he's got a people problem.
Hire an Asst OL coach too  
Rflairr : 1/23/2020 9:20 am : link
They need as much coaching as possible at this position
RE: Hire an Asst OL coach too  
Mike in NY : 1/23/2020 9:31 am : link
In comment 14790574 Rflairr said:
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They need as much coaching as possible at this position


I think that guy from Cleveland may be the Assistant OL Coach as he had a background as a college OL Coach before getting a job in the NFL
Here's  
YANKEE28 : 1/23/2020 9:34 am : link
an idea for BBI.

Columbo played at Boston College with Chris Snee.

How about hiring Chris Snee as the Asst O line coach? One of the best, toughest, and most consistent reliable Giants during the past 20 years.
RE: Here's  
jcn56 : 1/23/2020 9:36 am : link
In comment 14790594 YANKEE28 said:
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an idea for BBI.

Columbo played at Boston College with Chris Snee.

How about hiring Chris Snee as the Asst O line coach? One of the best, toughest, and most consistent reliable Giants during the past 20 years.


I thought Snee wanted to be a scout? Isn't he currently working with the Jags in their scouting department, or did that end with TC's firing?
jcn  
YANKEE28 : 1/23/2020 9:50 am : link
its just my understanding that he wants to remain in pro football.
Here's a little  
YANKEE28 : 1/23/2020 9:54 am : link
bit back when Snee took the job in 2017. He was involved in coaching during training camp.

Snee will evaluate collegiate offensive linemen, travel to visit collegiate prospects across the nation and provide reports to Jaguars Director of College Scouting Mark Ellenz. Snee will also assist Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty and Assistant Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano Jr. with the team's offensive line unit at minicamp and training camp practices, and as needed. Snee previously served as a consultant for the Jaguars at the 2017 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

"During my 10 years playing in the NFL, I took a lot of pride in how hard I prepared and the amount of information I was able to obtain through the film I consumed," said Snee. "Watching film and evaluating collegiate linemen are two very different tasks, but I am going to work hard, keep my head down and learn from my peers. Scouting has always been a field that interested me, so I'm excited about the opportunity to join this staff and I'm thrilled about the challenge ahead."
RE: Tjey did hire an assistant OL guy  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 10:05 am : link
In comment 14790590 Mike in NY said:
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In comment 14790574 Rflairr said:


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They need as much coaching as possible at this position



I think that guy from Cleveland may be the Assistant OL Coach as he had a background as a college OL Coach before getting a job in the NFL


I wonder if this guy will be doing all the analytics studying opposing game film and doing all the prep work to prepare our OL coach how to better prepare for their stunts and formations.
RE: RE: Anak  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 10:17 am : link
In comment 14790545 Brown_Hornet said:
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So it went from 3.8 sacks per game to 3.3? Should I be impressed with that stat without knowing who they faced and the schemes they saw and how many stunts and blitzes the line was exposed to? Again people are starving for positivity. I donít dislike the signing. All I am saying is we need to tone down his accomplishments because he hasnít been asked to mold a line. Now he will be tasked with a tough job. I do like that garrett wanted him. That tells me more than any stat or former player interview can.


Selective math?

OK, 3.8 to 3.3, in his 1st 1/2 year.
1.4 in his 1st full season.

Right?


Selective injury reporting. I recall one main starter missing all of last year. Hmmmm who could that be?
^^^  
Tuckrule : 1/23/2020 10:18 am : link
Iíll help you. The all pro center was back this season.
RE: RE: ...  
ryanmkeane : 1/23/2020 10:22 am : link
In comment 14790571 jcn56 said:
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Does he seem to be a great dude? The guy who suddenly lost his brother in Indy, who went out of his way to credit everyone else in the organization *but* DD, would beg to differ. His bouncing around would also suggest that maybe he's got a people problem.

jcn, i was referring to Colombo as seeming like a great dude, not DD
Hernandez  
BobsYourUncle : 1/23/2020 10:31 am : link
Needs to show marked improvement this year, and under pro coaching.

Will to Coach Columbo: "You mean that there is more to it than "Just get in the guy's way"??"
RE: Here's  
Anakim : 1/23/2020 10:46 am : link
In comment 14790594 YANKEE28 said:
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an idea for BBI.

Columbo played at Boston College with Chris Snee.

How about hiring Chris Snee as the Asst O line coach? One of the best, toughest, and most consistent reliable Giants during the past 20 years.


Not like he has any ties to Jacksonville anymore now that his father-in-law has been canned
RE: ^^^  
Anakim : 1/23/2020 10:47 am : link
In comment 14790676 Tuckrule said:
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Iíll help you. The all pro center was back this season.


I know he played all 16 games, but was he at full strength? Serious question. I mean the guy was coming off an autoimmune disorder. Did he play like his old self?
RE: Did you know that Colombo is in a metal band named  
Gettledogman : 1/23/2020 10:54 am : link
In comment 14790432 cosmicj said:
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Free Reign? Leonard Williams is also in it. Colombo is the lead singer.


Getting the band back together
If we're not getting Callahan (which we're not),  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/23/2020 11:30 am : link
this is who I wanted. Get it done.
RE: Here's  
Jay on the Island : 1/23/2020 11:59 am : link
In comment 14790594 YANKEE28 said:
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an idea for BBI.

Columbo played at Boston College with Chris Snee.

How about hiring Chris Snee as the Asst O line coach? One of the best, toughest, and most consistent reliable Giants during the past 20 years.

Rich Seubert is another solid option IMO.
RE: RE: tuck  
Fred-in-Florida : 1/23/2020 12:00 pm : link
In comment 14790529 5BowlsSoon said:
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In comment 14790525 Tuckrule said:


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Good post. I agree thereís definitely some hope and positivity I just canít blindly be excited.



I hope you also check out there secondary guy and light a fire there. We could all use the passion to get us going. You did well here and make good points.


I agree about the secondary guy. Thought along the same lines. We have a very young group with loads of potential. Hopefully this guy will get them to the next steps!
The OLine isn't as bad as everyone thinks  
JohnF : 1/23/2020 1:12 pm : link
Fix the gaping hole at center, and all of a sudden you have a potentially decent line, with good coaching. The real key here is recognizing that they need to cut Halapio, and making center a FA/Draft priority.

If Columbo can convince Judge of that, he's already 50% of the way there.
I'd love it if we hired Snee and Pierce as Asst. position coaches  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 1:13 pm : link
To have that Giants winning history and yes I'll say it, culture, in the building matters.
RE: The OLine isn't as bad as everyone thinks  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/23/2020 1:21 pm : link
In comment 14790989 JohnF said:
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Fix the gaping hole at center, and all of a sudden you have a potentially decent line, with good coaching. The real key here is recognizing that they need to cut Halapio, and making center a FA/Draft priority.

If Columbo can convince Judge of that, he's already 50% of the way there.


Solder may have been the worst left tackle in the NFL last year. Center is a mess. I'm not even sure they bring the RT back.
Torrag  
YANKEE28 : 1/23/2020 1:28 pm : link
love your idea, but the little bit I researched is that both are unlikely.

Herm Edwards recently promoted Pierce to Asst Head Coach

And Dan Duggan reporting it is "doubtful" that Chris Snee will be joining his Boston College linemate, Marc Colombo as the Giants Asst O Line coach
The OLine isn't as bad as everyone thinks  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 1:32 pm : link
It is, maybe worse. Solder has been flat out bad and he knows it. I feel for him and his sons terrible illness so I'm not going to bash the guy. If my son had brain cancer I'd have one focus and one focus only...him and my family.

We had the worst starting OC situation in the NFL...bar none.

Hernandez regressed playing between two bad linemates. Now the FO and coaching staff have to get him some help on the field and get his development back on track.

Remmers is a JAG. He played to his salary which was the limiting factor based on our cap situation.

We need to significantly upgrade at least two starting positions going into next season.
yankee28  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 1:34 pm : link
Good info thx. You never know with the Jax situation. Pure speculation on my part but with TC out maybe there is some movement there.
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Klaatu : 1/23/2020 1:37 pm : link


The O-Line isn't as bad as everyone thinks.
'Rich Seubert is another solid option IMO.'  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 1:40 pm : link
Another good option. Richie was a very smart player and carries that Giants championship pedigree. I have no idea if he has an interest in coaching though.
I would have preferred Callahan  
Carson53 : 1/23/2020 1:43 pm : link
but with that said, prefer Columbo to the other guy that
was also in consideration. The guy that can't last more than a year with any team it seems, didn't want him!
RE: 'Rich Seubert is another solid option IMO.'  
Carson53 : 1/23/2020 1:45 pm : link
In comment 14791056 Torrag said:
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Another good option. Richie was a very smart player and carries that Giants championship pedigree. I have no idea if he has an interest in coaching though.
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Last I heard about him, he was coaching HS football.
I'd try Solder at RT with obvious insurance at the position  
Anakim : 1/23/2020 2:17 pm : link
So a new LT, Hernandez, a new OC, Zeitler, Solder
RE: 'Rich Seubert is another solid option IMO.'  
blueblood : 1/23/2020 2:24 pm : link
In comment 14791056 Torrag said:
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Another good option. Richie was a very smart player and carries that Giants championship pedigree. I have no idea if he has an interest in coaching though.


I dont think people realize how being an NFL coach works. A lot of former player shave no interest in being a coach working 16-18 hours a day.. sleeping in the office.. going on the road half the time, being away from their families.. and in many cases for LESS money than when they were players..

Just like it takes a special kind of person to be an pro player.. It takes a special kind of person to WANT to be a coach
C-O-L-O-M-B-O  
Professor Falken : 1/23/2020 2:57 pm : link
Learn It, Know It, Live It.
RE: RE: The OLine isn't as bad as everyone thinks  
GFAN52 : 1/23/2020 3:03 pm : link
In comment 14791015 Eric from BBI said:
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In comment 14790989 JohnF said:


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Fix the gaping hole at center, and all of a sudden you have a potentially decent line, with good coaching. The real key here is recognizing that they need to cut Halapio, and making center a FA/Draft priority.

If Columbo can convince Judge of that, he's already 50% of the way there.



Solder may have been the worst left tackle in the NFL last year. Center is a mess. I'm not even sure they bring the RT back.


Need to come out of this draft with 2 OTís and a C.
Iíd amend that to ďthis offseasonĒ,whether through the draft or  
yatqb : 1/23/2020 3:28 pm : link
in FA. I definitely agree with your viewpoint.

Draft to ďdevelop the foundation for consistent successĒ as Judge mentioned.
GFAN52  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/23/2020 3:40 pm : link
You are saying we need to come out of this draft with three starters? Not going to happen.
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christian : 1/23/2020 4:01 pm : link
I can't think of a left tackle who in year 10 moved to right tackle and succeeded.

Typically when a guy with 9 years of pro ball on his body is slipping, it's not a technique issues it's because he's breaking down.

I know there are some recent individual cases of guys playing well into their mid 30s, but it could just very well be Solder at 130 games is shot.
RE: GFAN52  
Anakim : 1/23/2020 4:02 pm : link
In comment 14791185 Eric from BBI said:
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You are saying we need to come out of this draft with three starters? Not going to happen.


I'm hoping for a C in free agency a LT during the Draft (Thomas, Wills, Wirfs, Becton, etc.)

Draft pick - Hernandez - FA - Zeitler - Solder
RE: What about GATES?  
5BowlsSoon : 1/23/2020 4:05 pm : link
In comment 14791090 Anakim said:
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So a new LT, Hernandez, a new OC, Zeitler, Solder


Gates has impressed wherever he has played. I bet he could play center.

But the guy Iím really rooting for is BIG GEORGE A-A.
'I'm hoping for a C in free agency'  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 4:24 pm : link
It's a crap crop of OC in FA this year. Someone recently proposed moving Thuney of the Pats from OG to OC but that's a tougher assignment than you'd think. OC is by far the most complex position to master on the OL. I watched all I could find on Thuney and I mean he was good but far from 'dominant'. The Pats certainly couldn't establish any kind of running attack this season and it was part of their undoing.
Gates and 'big george' haven't established squat  
Torrag : 1/23/2020 4:27 pm : link
Just stop. Neither of those guys has done enough to alter the thinking of the OL acquisitions this roster needs to improve.
RE: GFAN52  
Klaatu : 1/23/2020 4:38 pm : link
In comment 14791185 Eric from BBI said:
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You are saying we need to come out of this draft with three starters? Not going to happen.


I hope we can come out of the first two days with one rock-solid OT.

But if there was ever a draft where we need to strike gold on day three, this is it.
RE: 'I'm hoping for a C in free agency'  
Klaatu : 1/23/2020 4:45 pm : link
In comment 14791239 Torrag said:
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It's a crap crop of OC in FA this year. Someone recently proposed moving Thuney of the Pats from OG to OC but that's a tougher assignment than you'd think. OC is by far the most complex position to master on the OL. I watched all I could find on Thuney and I mean he was good but far from 'dominant'. The Pats certainly couldn't establish any kind of running attack this season and it was part of their undoing.


I would try like hell to pry Ted Karras away from New England. He's not great, but he's light-years better than Halapio or Pulley or any "conversion project." Then I would look for a good OC prospect who might slip to the end of the 3rd round or into the 4th (losing that high 3rd round pick still bugs me). Not a kid who could start right away, but someone who we could develop behind Karras.
RE: GFAN52  
GFAN52 : 1/23/2020 5:09 pm : link
In comment 14791185 Eric from BBI said:
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You are saying we need to come out of this draft with three starters? Not going to happen.


Not three drafted starters, but at at least one OT that can be inserted as a starter and two other OL that can be developed as starters.
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Ten Ton Hammer : 1/23/2020 6:39 pm : link
In comment 14791050 Klaatu said:
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The O-Line isn't as bad as everyone thinks.


Ain't that the truth
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