After much debate and speculation, the New York Giants opened Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Wednesday with an offensive line of Ereck Flowers at left tackle, Justin Pugh at left guard, Weston Richburg at center, John Jerry at right guard and Marshall Newhouse at right tackle.
That's just how they drew it up, right? Well, not exactly, but even with Will Beatty (torn pectoral) out for 5-6 months and Geoff Schwartz still slowly recovering (ankle), it does provide at least some insight into what the Giants had been planning ahead of the 2015 regular season.
As we already knew — and head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed today — Justin Pugh was going to slide inside to left guard with Geoff Schwartz moving over to right guard and Weston Richburg to center. And had Schwartz practiced on Wednesday, that's exactly how it would have looked on the field.
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"I think no matter where I was going to be at, I was gonna play well this year," Pugh said, adding that he aims to be the best guard in the league. "I am for winning games this year and I think this gives us the best shot to win.