Giants OL On Beatty Injury: ‘This Is Why We Drafted Flowers’ [AUDIO]
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was in the weight room on Wednesday, whenever left tackle Will Beatty tore his left pectoral muscle while working out.
“Getting injured in the manner he did, it’s disappointing,” said Schwartz, with Armen and Levack. “It’s bad luck. You can’t coach this out of people, there’s nothing you can do. If a guy’s muscle goes out, his muscle goes out.”
The NFL veteran did not hold back on who this team is now counting on to step up.
“This is why we luckily drafted a guy like Ereck Flowers. You have to draft knowing that things might happen like this … I definitely think he has that capability.”
Schwartz went on to say that Flowers ‘might end up there’, if he doesn't start at that position. Still, he admitted that it’s a lot for the rookie tackle to take on.
“I can’t tell you the last rookie who was drafted in the first round who played left tackle in their first year.
“If you go back to 2013, Eric Fisher, [Luke] Joeckel and Justin Pugh, all those players played right tackle. If they put him out there and that ends up being the case it will be a neat situation because that doesn't really happen anymore.”
The Giants selected Flowers out of Miami with the 9th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins Armen and Levack every Tuesday at 5:15p ET on your home for New York Sports, 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.