The Giants have spent the last four months trying to learn their new offense. Adam Snyder has four days.
The newly acquired offensive lineman is hustling to get up to speed with his new playbook after spending all of training camp with the 49ers. He was cut by San Francisco on Saturday and signed with the Giants on Wednesday. Tom Coughlin said he expects Snyder to be ready to play Monday.
"I have a little bit of a speed-up process, but I'm up for the challenge and I'm just ready to help the team in whatever way possible," the 10-year veteran said. "With the guys we have here and as much help as they're giving me, I'd like to think I can be ready."
Snyder played most of his career with one team, the 49ers, but having gone through eight different offensive systems during those nine years will help him adjust to this one. He said he'll take "bits and pieces" of previous offenses and try to relate it in his mind. The biggest challenge will be the language barrier.
"Schemes are all the same throughout the league, the majority of them," he said. "Terminology is what I have to learn."
Coughlin said Snyder also will have to learn several positions, something the lineman said won't be a problem. He's started at all five line positions over the years. "I've been doing that my whole career," he said of his versatility. "I even played a little bit of tight end at some point."
Snyder said he wasn't surprised to get cut by the 49ers.
"It's the NFL," he said. "It's a business. I'm a pro about it . . . I had a good run. I played eight years there. I'm ready to close that chapter in my life and start this new one."
He seems particularly excited not only about being back in the league after a very brief period of unemployment but about being with the Giants.
"An unbelievable organization," he said of his new home. "I've heard nothing but great things over the years. Probably the best-run organization in the league. I'm honored that I get an opportunity."
An opportunity that is coming quickly. Snyder said having the opening game on Monday night is a benefit because it gives him one extra day to prepare.
"I'd like to show them what I can do," he said. "If I get a chance to play on Monday night, I'll do exactly that, try to play my best and hopefully help this team win."