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Giants tweak offensive line to play Seattle's 12th man


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 03: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talks to David Diehl #66, Shawn Andrews #73, Rich Seubert #69, Adam Koets #61 and Kevin Boss #89 in the huddle against the Chicago Bears at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/Michael Heiman

Here's a switch!

The Giants have changed around their starting lineup. Rich Seubert will start at center, David Diehl will start at left guard, and Shawn Andrews will start at left tackle. Adam Koets, who we all figured to play center in place of Shaun O'Hara, will play the 6th lineman/tight end on running plays that Andrews had been working at.

The Giants will have to work with a lot of silent counts today thanks to the loud Seattle crowd, so that's probably why Tom Coughlin decided to go with veteran Seubert at center.

We all assumed that Andrews would eventually crack the starting lineup here. Maybe this is the start of that.

Insteresting that Koets had a lot of family here in Seattle. A lot of family who will be disappointed at his diminished role. He also had a lot of family fly in a few weeks ago to watch him play, only to have Shaun O'Hara return from injury and take back the starting center job.

What will be intriguing to watch will be what happens when O'Hara does come back, perhaps as soon as next week. Does Diehl go back to tackle or stay at guard? Does Seubert stay on the field?

We shall see. We shall see.


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