For the second time this season, a New York Giants offensive lineman is making the move to the Jacksonville Jaguars. This time, however, the player is Patrick Omameh, who came from Jacksonville during the offseason before eventually being cut from the team for poor performances through the first half of the season.
Omameh’s two years as a starter in Jacksonville were more successful than the starts he had in New York, so it’s interesting to see whether or not the Jags will be able to turn him around and get some value out of him. Omameh won’t be the only other former Giant that the Jaguars are trying to turn around, either. Much maligned left tackle Ereck Flowers joined the team after being cut by the Giants, with some believing that better offensive line coaching would turn Flowers around.
We have yet to see if Flowers has improved or not, but Omameh was already a starter for two seasons in Jacksonville so it looks like out of the two players, he would have the easier time bouncing back. If Omameh does find new success in Jacksonville, it should definitely look bad on Giants offensive line coach Hal Hunter as well as others within the organization that are responsible for training the team’s blockers.
Granted, Hunter was only hired in January and hasn’t had a full season to work with this group of players, but it’s still hard to excuse the Giants having one of the worst offensive lines in the league despite revamping the position group during the offseason.
Despite Omaneh getting cut from the team, the Giants will still have to pay him more than $1M this year and $3M next year, which will count against the salary cap. Not a great outcome for a signing that should have shored up the right guard position for at least this season as part of the much hyped offensive line revamp.