NY Giants Schwartz Down and Out Again
by Andrew Santoro
This past Sunday, The New York Giants lose more than just a game, they also lost veteran free-agent signee Geoff Schwartz. Schwartz was added to the long list of Giants on season ending IR, for the second time in as many years.
While this current injury was unpreventable, Schwartz has been down and out for much of his short Giant career.
It could not of come at a worse time, with both left Guard Justin Pugh and Center Weston Richburg sidelined with injuries and left Tackle Will Beatty out since OTA’s. The Giants are left to go to war with players like Marshall Newhouse, Darius Reynolds and first round draft pick Tackle Eric Flowers who has performed admirably, but is still a rookie. Rookies will make rookie mistakes.
The Giants were able to find someone to add depth to the otherwise decimated Offensive Line with the signing of Adam Gettis from The Oakland Raiders practice squad. By rule Gettis MUST be put on The Giants active 53 for at least 4 weeks, due to him coming from another teams practice squad.
Fans may remember Gettis, he was signed to Big Blue late last season after similar circumstances. Gettis however, never took a snap with The G-men as he seemed to be on the team as more of an insurance policy than anything else.
It would seem as if the high powered Giants Offense is in quicksand. Before the loss of Schwartz, The Giants were already at the bottom of the league ranked 28th in the NFL’s team rushing yard per game standings. With the awful taste of last week’s dismal rushing performance still fresh in fans minds, posting only 33 yards off 13 carries according to NFL Football Stats, it should have fans worried about their playoff hopes.