Former Giants Center Shaun O'Hara Rips Organization, Ereck Flowers
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: Center Shaun O'Hara #60 of the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara took shots at the organization and offensive tackle Ereck Flowers on Wednesday.

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Shaun O’Hara didn’t hold back while a guest on SiriusXM radio when the topic of the New York Giants and their offensive line came up.

“Our standard is so low it’s like, ‘Oh, it wasn’t that bad. He didn’t ruin the game,'” O’Hara remarked about embattled left tackle Ereck Flowers, per SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. He continued:

“I mean, he’s gotten better in pass protection but his run game footwork and effort is awful.”

O’Hara knows a thing or two about being an offensive lineman. A three-time Pro Bowl center, he spent seven of his 11 years in the NFL with the Giants and was the anchor of the offensive line that helped lead the Giants to victory over the then-undefeated New England Patriots in 2007.

So it’s probably a good idea not to dismiss his remarks. Besides, is anyone actually going to defend Flowers? The former first-round pick has yet to show any signs that he’s capable of being an average lineman, much less a Pro Bowl-caliber one.

Perhaps the most damning statement from O’Hara, however, was about the organization’s standards. It only reinforces what fans and pundits have been saying for years: That the team’s continued refusal to improve the offensive line would lead to disaster.

While the group’s ineffective play certainly isn’t the only reason the Giants are off to a 0-4 start in 2017, the O-Line hasn’t done anything to help Big Blue get off the schneid, either.

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