The left tackle protects Eli Manning’s blind side, so it is considered more important for pass-blocking purposes. Most teams are right-handed and some prefer to place their strongest run blockers on that side. I don’t know if it makes that much of a difference. If Schwartz’s best position is left guard and he is comfortable there, I would leave him at that spot.
How would you assess the team's depth at each position, as camp starts? Is there talent beyond the projected starters?
That’s what we’re going to learn in the next month. The depth certainly appears improved in two position groups where it was lacking last year, the offensive line and the secondary. The running backs, wide receivers and linebackers are deeper as well – at least initially. But let’s see how everyone performs in some games before making judgments.
With shorter routes and quicker passes, would we consider a three-tight end set?
I doubt it. Why would you take Victor Cruz or Rueben Randle off the field to throw to a tight end who is not as fast or elusive? Cruz and Beckham can catch short passes and turn them into long gains. Not sure you can say the same thing about the tight ends.