Andrew Thomas calls Marc Colombo a ‘teacher’

As of this past April, the New York Giants possess their remaining deal with for the future…hopefully. The group, which has employed a having difficulties offensive line unit for the improved section of the very last 50 %-ten years, chose Georgia deal with Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 in general decide on in this year’s draft. Thomas was arguably the most NFL-all set deal with in a draft course that encompassed a multitude of proficient people.

The Giants also additional a new boss for this particular situation group in Marc Colombo, and in an job interview with Madelyn Burke of’s “Giants Huddle” podcast, Thomas supplied a great deal praise for the player-turned-mentor.

“He’s a trainer,” Thomas claimed of Colombo. “He desires us to know everything which is heading on. We’re understanding the formations, everything which is heading on, so we can recognize the match on another amount. I like that. It’s kind of related to what I experienced at Georgia with Coach [Sam] Pittman. He desired us to know everything which is heading on. I truly feel like as an offensive lineman, knowledge the large picture makes it possible for us to enjoy faster. He’s a terrific mentor so I’m enthusiastic to be on the subject with him.”

Colombo was on top of that a very first-spherical decide on, with his draft working day happening again in April 2002. The Bears acquired him with the No. 29 in general collection that year. Colombo executed in Chicago from 2002-05 before spending time in both Dallas (2005-ten) and Miami (2011). He then served as the Cowboys offensive line mentor from 2018-19 together with then-Dallas head mentor and recent Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

The large debate is how long it will acquire for Thomas to end up on Daniel Jones’ blindside, as New York will surely be unwilling to start off him at remaining deal with appropriate away. Just speaking, it’s as well considerable of a accountability for a rookie, in particular one that did not knowledge an in-man or woman rookie camp, minicamp, or OTAs this offseason.

With that claimed, the Giants will probably start off him out at the appropriate deal with situation although veteran Nate Solder mans the remaining facet. There is a fantastic probability Solder will wrestle (taking into consideration he did for a great deal of the very last two seasons), but it’s a possibility the group will have to acquire to begin the 2020 campaign.