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McAdoo gives up play-calling 00:05:17
Jon and Marc discuss Ben McAdoo's decision to hand over play-calling duties to Mike Sullivan and what it means for the Giants going forward.

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It took Ben McAdoo far too long, but he finally made the sensible decision to hand over his play-calling sheet to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. And right out of the gate, Sullivan did a terrific job with a badly depleted offense missing one of the NFL's most dynamic players.

Honestly, squeezing even 16 points and 266 yards out of this flawed offense, minus Odell Beckham, Jr., against one of the NFL's best defenses was miraculous -- as miraculous as the Giants' unexpected, 23-10 win in Denver. It was enough to convince McAdoo that he should stick with this plan for the forseeable future. And he should...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, D.J. Fluker, Evan Engram, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Ben McAdoo has preached for a long time about his desire for a "heavy-handed" offensive football team. The Giants finally played like one on Sunday night in Denver.

And if they want to win any more games in this miserable season, they'll have to play that way again and again.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa stiff arms Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa stiff arms Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Well, that was unexpected.

The Giants suffered through one of their worst weeks in years, with their best player and two other receivers lost to the season with injuries, one player suspended, several other players hurt and a general sense of chaos, unhappiness and gloom hanging over the team. Going on the road to Denver against one of the NFL's best defenses seemed like an obvious recipe for disaster.

So, how to explain the scoreboard: Giants 23, Broncos 10?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, D.J. Fluker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Jerry, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Beckham injury 00:02:31
The Football Night in New York crew discusses Odell Beckham Jr. fracturing his ankle in the team's loss to the Chargers.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants' season is just about over. And now Odell Beckham Jr.'s season could be over, too.

The superstar receiver was carted off the field on Sunday after suffering a fractured left ankle in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Giants say he may need surgery, which would almost certainly end his season. A source familiar with his injury said that surgery is "likely," though a decision won't be made until after he has an MRI.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, D.J. Fluker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, John Jerry, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard
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 (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
(Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just when it looks like it can't get any worse … it gets worse.

Not only have the Giants lost as many games this season (five) as they lost all of last season, but they've now lost their best player, likely for the entire season, and four-fifths of what they thought would be the best receiving corps in the league.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Damon Harrison, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Roger Lewis, San Diego Chargers, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Ralph Vacchiano
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Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (76) in action against the New York Jets during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (76) in action against the New York Jets during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Giants are going to try another offensive line combination this week as D.J. Fluker will get the start at right guard, per ESPN"s Jordan Raanan.

This will be the team's third combination on the line that has struggled in its first three weeks. John Jerry will shift over to left guard while Justin Pugh will stay as right tackle with Bobby Hart still out with an ankle injury. 

Fluker's area of expertise is in the run game, and the Giants are hoping it translates on the field against the Buccaneers. 

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. acknowledges fans before a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. acknowledges fans before a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will make his season debut Monday against the Detroit Lions after he tested his sprained ankle during pregame warmups at MetLife Stadium.

Beckham will tape his ankles for stability for the first time in his career, according to ESPN's Eric Lundsten. Before the game, he was catching passes from quarterback Eli Manning and was seen stretching with strength coach Aaron Wellman alongside cornerback Janoris Jenkins and offensive guard D.J. Fluker.

Though Beckham was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, he will play in a game for the first time since Aug. 21 as the Giants look to avoid an 0-2 start.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, D.J. Fluker, Janoris Jenkins, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr.
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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will go through warmups before a decision is made on his availability for tonight's game against the Lions at MetLife Stadium.

He has been listed as questionable for the game. 

Beckham has been nursing a high ankle sprain, and the team is more confident about him playing Monday night than they were heading in to last Sunday night's game, head coach Ben McAdoo said last week...

Tags: B.J. Goodson, D.J. Fluker, Janoris Jenkins, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr.
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We all know the offensive tackles are the darlings of this draft. There are so many of them, the Chiefs - who hold the top pick - can't decide on which one they want. The top three seem to be interchangeable:

Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M is 6'6", 306. Oklahoma's Lane Johnson is 6'6", 303 ans Eric Fisher of Central Michigan is 6'7", 306.

The fourth, Alabama junior DJ Fluker, is built differently. He is listed at 6'4", 339 and he is every bit of that. Good luck trying to get around him. John Mara wanted to improve the club in the trenches. Fluker can do that just by showing up.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 NFL Draft, Alabama Football, DJ Fluker, New York Giants
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In Rotoworld analyst Josh Norris' latest mock draft, the Giants nab former Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 19th selection in the first round.

Richardson, ranked as the No. 2 player at his position by NFL Network's Mike Mayock, sits only behind Florida's Shariff Floyd in terms of the best interior defensive linemen.

According to Norris, the addition of Richardson to Big Blue improves the team's interior pass rush. Though with his stock rising, it is not out of the realm of possibility Richardson is gone, in which case Norris expects the Giants to target UCLA's Datone Jones.

Tags: alec ogletree, cullen jenkins, datone jones, DJ Fluker, manti te'o, missouri, New York Giants, shariff floyd, sheldon richardson
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Nineteen future NFL players will attend the 2013 Draft, though only one has repeatedly been connected with the New York Giants sitting at No. 19.

Alabama offensive tackle DJ Fluker, who some draft prognosticators expect the Giants to nab with their first-round selection, will be on hand Thursday, April 25 at Radio City Hall in Manhattan, N.Y.

ESPN Insider Todd McShay predicted Fluker to fall to the G-Men in his first mock draft following the NFL Combine. Since then, he has changed his pick to Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert and then back to Fluker.

Tags: Bjoern Werner, DJ Fluker, Ezekial Ansah, Kenny Vaccaro, lane johnson, New York Giants, nfl draft
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Offensive line is a high priority for the Giants this offseason. They are in need a young stud, especially at tackle, to come right in and start pankaking people. The buzz is that Alabama's D.J. Fluker could be a possibility for the Blue in the first round....from Rotoworld:

According to SI's Tony Pauline, teams are "falling in love" with Alabama OT D.J. Fluker, and "some in (the) scouting community" believe he could go as high as No. 19 to the Giants. Pauline also floats the Bengals at No. 21 as a possibility. An imposing 6-foot-4, 355 pounds with impressive athleticism and long arms, Fluker has first-round size and ability, but is viewed as a future right tackle. That means he's not a lock to hear his name called on day one. He'd almost certainly be among the first few picks if he fell to day two, however.?Feb. 5 - 8:46 pm et Source:?Tony Pauline on Twitter

Fluker, who graduated in December, still had one year of eligibility at Bama but chose to enter the NFL Draft instead. He did not play in the Senior Bowl due to a calf injury but impressed onlookers just by attending...from Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk:

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