Giants Guard Geoff Schwartz Says O-Line Is Gelling Well [AUDIO]
The Giants offensive line has undergone scrutiny because of their lack of consistency over the last two years. In 2015, veteran lineman Geoff Schwartz doesn’t see any issues with this group gelling.
“We are a very close knit group,” said Schwartz, to Armen and Levack, on 104.5 The Team. “It’s probably the closest group that I have been a part of in my time in the NFL. We do a lot together, we are able to joke and kinda get after each other, but also put in the work.
“We know what’s at stake; we know what we have to do to get better, we know what we have to do to prepare, for each week.
“I really love coming into work and working with these guys and getting better and our communication is great. That’s not a big issue for us and we will be ready to roll on Sunday, when it’s most important.”
The offensive line consists of rookie Ereck Flowers at left tackle and second year player and first year starting center Weston Richburg. It’s a pair of young bucks, surrounded by veterans in guards Justin Pugh, Schwartz and 26 year old right tackle Marshall Newhouse.
So what’s bonded line this so well that makes Schwartz believe he’s never seen one that’s this tightly knit?
“I think that it’s when you have one goal; the goal is to be the best offensive line. You build that bond about that, and then you stay after it. We have a great group of guys man, we have guys that work their asses off.
“We have guys committed to being the best offensive line that they can be. And when you have a group like that, you are gonna get along well and you know we like to goof around a little bit, but also ready to go and we practice like we need to and you know hopefully the results show that on Sunday.”
The Giants take on the Cowboys this Sunday night in Dallas to open up the regular season.
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins Armen and Levack every Tuesday at 5:15p ET throughout the regular season, sponsored by McLane Food Service.