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Seubert's plan: "Dave at tackle, me at guard"

Giants offensive linemen Rich Seubert, Kareem McKenzie and

Giants offensive linemen Rich Seubert, Kareem McKenzie and Chris Snee stretch together during training camp at the University at Albany. (Oct. 24, 2011) Credit: Jon Winslow

Rich Seubert was happy to be back on the field with his boys.

"It’s always fun to be out there with your guys playing," he said. "That’s the only way you can get better as a team is if we have the guys out there playing and getting better."

Seubert had a broken bone in his left hand early in camp and has been practicing with a cast on it. On Wednesday the plan is to remove the cast. And on Saturday, the plan is to let him play against the Ravens.

“Obviously I want to be out there playing in the preseason and I think I’ll get my chance this week to show everybody what I still have,” he said.

There is, of course, some urgency to that. Seubert was already getting some heat for his job with the experiment of moving left tackle David Diehl to his left guard spot and putting Will Beatty at left tackle. Now that the Giants have signed Shawn Andrews and are playing him at left guard and left tackle, it seems as if the pressure is on Seubert even more.

But Seubert doesn’t seem to think change is in the air. In fact, he welcomed today’s practice in which the “traditional” offensive line would all play together.

“That’s my plan,” Seubert said. “Dave at tackle, me at guard. I’m looking forward to it.”


Seubert also missed preseason games last year when he was dealing with a shoulder injury that haunted him throughout the season. He said that missing snaps in the preseason games is more of a bummer than something that hurts development at this point in his career.

“I look back at it as you’ve been here for a while and you kind of know what’s going on,” he said of missing last year’s exhibitions. “Obviously you want to get some reps out there and play with the guys next to you and knock all the rust off. But there are still two preseason games where we can do that. It’s not fun practicing all week and not playing. The fun part is the game.”

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