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Giants finally give up on massive 1st-round bust

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Giants finally give up on massive 1st-round bust

After four disappointing years, the Giants are set to release offensive tackle Ereck Flowers if they can't trade him (lol). 

Flowers, of course, was the Giants' first-round selection (No. 9) back in 2015. 

Schefter says that trading him would be difficult because he comes with a $2.39 million guaranteed base salary. It'll also be difficult because Flowers isn't very good — and that's being very, very nice. 

In fact, the Eagles are probably hoping the Giants reconsider and start Flowers one last time on Thursday night. 

After the Giants drafted Flowers back in 2015, he played in 51 games with 48 starts. He somehow lasted as their left tackle for three full seasons. This season, he was moved to right tackle and then lost his starting job. 

In 2015, six of the top 10 picks became Pro Bowl players: Jameis Winston, Amari Cooper, Brandon Scherff, Leondard Wiliams, Vic Beasley and Todd Gurley. The Giants took Flowers one spot before Gurley. 

The Eagles took Nelson Agholor at No. 20 in the 2015 draft. 

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Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo thinks Eagles are 'gonna have a hard time handling success'

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Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo thinks Eagles are 'gonna have a hard time handling success'

A former coach who had trouble finding success of his own thinks the Eagles are going to have trouble dealing with theirs. 

Fired Giants coach and part-time Pringles can model Ben McAdoo spoke with the New York Post on Thursday morning and said he thinks the Giants are going to win the NFC East in 2018 … in part because the Eagles won the Super Bowl. 

Really. 

I think Philly, how much success has Philly had? I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success,” McAdoo said. “Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time. And Washington is Washington, right?

So in McAdoo’s mind, the Giants are going to turn around from a 3-13 season and win the division. I guess it’s possible, but wouldn’t that be pretty damning for McAdoo if he coached that terrible team and the next year it gets a new coach and wins the division? Hmm. 

You’ll remember, McAdoo was a hot name for the Eagles before they hired Doug Pederson in 2016. In fact, many think McAdoo would have been the Eagles’ preference at the time. The Eagles dodged that bullet. Because after an 11-5 season in his first year, the Giants spiraled in 2017, going 3-13. But McAdoo didn’t even see the end of the season, getting fired in early December after a 2-10 start. 

The 41-year-old former coach didn’t save his opinions for the other teams in the NFC East. He attacked his former team as well. Even though McAdoo seemed to like most of the Giants’ moves this offseason, he got some jabs in. 

The Giants paid Nate Solder a ton of money to be their left tackle. McAdoo thinks it’ll help but also said he doesn’t thing Solder is “a very good player.” 

And then he also ripped the guy Solder will replace, former first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers. 

“He can’t bend, you got to be able to bend,” McAdoo said. “You can run around him on that side just like you can on the other side, Eli (Manning) just gets to see it, which may help Eli.”

McAdoo is not on a coaching staff for the 2018 season. If he doesn’t coach, it’ll be the first NFL season he’ll miss since 2003, when he was a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh. He’s been on an NFL coaching staff every year since. 

But after his dismal performance in 2017 and now these comments, there might not be a bunch of teams lining up. 

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