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New York Giants Promote Lunda Wells to Assistant Offensive Line Coach

January 29th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Casey Sherman

The New York Giants have several small openings across their coaching staff that need to be addressed, and on Monday the team filled one of those gaps by promoting Lunda Wells to assistant offensive line coach.

Wells, who was hired away from LSU at the start of last season to become the Giants' offensive quality control coach when Kevin Gilbride Jr. was promoted to wide receivers coach, will replace Matt Rhule who is now the head coach for the Temple Owls.

During his time at LSU, Wells worked for two seasons as their offensive line assistant, which required him to break down film and self-scout opponents.

The Giants now have only two coaching vacancies to fill: defensive and offensive assistants, which are similar to quality control jobs.

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7 Responses to “New York Giants Promote Lunda Wells to Assistant Offensive Line Coach”

  1.  F0XLIN says:

    kujo says:
    January 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM
    Oh, and Foxlin is wrong–both Pounceys went in the top 19 in the last few years alone. Along with Iupati. And a few others I can’t remember.

    I’ve been saying it for years. Improving the interior pocket would make an enormous difference. We don’t necessarily need to spend a first round pick to accomplish this, but you’d be hard pressed to hear much complaining out of me if we were to do it.

    Re both centers played center and guard and were drafted as centers

  2.  Krow says:

    I suppose it’s too much to ask, but it’d be nice to get someone on the staff who knows how to handle option offenses.

  3.  rlhjr says:

    Building a proper offensive line means a 10 year LOT, Center and either ROT or guard. The other two guys can be middle of the road. And when I say build, I mean via the draft. But that is the perfect world scenario.

    I do understand that Reese is faced with picking from the bottom of the first day barrel. So the only time he’s apt to get instant help via the draft is after a really poor season.

    Thing is when guys suddenly get “football” old, you might have a few really bad years in a row. But God forbid Eli is injured to the extent of his career being in jeopardy due to lack of O-line protection.

    Same deal for the defense. You can’t drop it all at Reese’s feet because the team has not been in position to pick in the top ten. And that’s not really a bad thing to live with. Ya know, winning records? However, the mediocre 8 -8 gets you a mediocre draft position by comparison. Meaning middle of the road talent out of the top 15 picks. At positions like O-line, the quality can really drop off.
    The kid may turn out to be great but can’t help you his first year.

    It also insures that some vets who would otherwise be replaced with two or three less wins get to stick around another year. You just can’t find a kid impactful enough to replace them straight up. An “underachieving” 9-7 record can in some ways undermine a ball club.

    •  Krow says:

      It’s so damn hard to hang on to people in this age of free agency. I’m not sure you can ever expect to have a player for his entire career. Maybe a few per team … that’s it.

  4.  Dirt says:

    Samardzija says:
    January 29, 2013 at 5:24 AM
    Everyone associated with PFF should be doused in gasoline and set on fire for the utter disservice they do to football fans.

    —-

    Regardless of how you feel (and I don’t really have an opinion one way or the other), the Giants pay PFF money for their statistics. And their statistics say the Giants had the #11th ranked offensive line, having been really good in the run game and mediocre at best in pass blocking.

    It’s just a small nugget in the overall picture of what they’re thinking about doing this spring.

    •  Begiant says:

      Sounds about right, I think that our line will be fine if Brewer can step in to replace Diehl at RT. I think we can and should draft an olinemen but unless a top talent falls to us we should go defense.

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