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 [url=http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-hoodie]New York Giants Hoodie[/url] , other takeaways from Pat Shurmur New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said on Monday that 12-year veteran John Greco will take over at center for Jon Halapio, lost for the season due to a a broken ankle he suffered Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.Greco, a guard for most of his career, took over when Halapio was injured Sunday.Shurmur also said that the Giants would get Spencer Pulley, a third-year player acquired on waivers after he was cut by the Los Angeles Chargers, ready to play. Pulley started all 16 games at center for the Chargers last season.“We have guys on the roster who have played center,” Shurmur said. “They’ll just slide up and get ready to go.”Here are more takeaways from Shurmur’s Monday conference call.On getting faster starts“Certainly you want to stay on the field. If you can get some big plays in there that’s important. We had one third down that we missed by inches and I chose to punt it the first time,” he said.Shurmur added that the Giants would like long drives and chunk plays.“That’s what you want to do on every drive. We’ve just gotta do it better and sooner.”On the struggles of the offensive line“I think our guys were prepared. They’ve been a defensive front that moves quite a bit. They’ve done it for years, that’s their style. We were aware of it. Some of the pressures they brought we practiced. We had a hat [blocker] for ‘em on most occasions. ... We’ve just gotta do a better job. I don’t think we faced anything we hadn’t seen. We’ve just gotta be cleaner with our blocks.”On potential lineup changes“I think what’s important is that we stay the course, get the players that we have playing better. Try to make more plays to do what’s necessary to win the game.”On the number of third-down throws that have been completed short of first-down yardage“Obviously the plays are designed to get the first down. There’s times where you’re playing against man coverage where you get catch-and-run scenarios, and there’s other times where you have layered passes where you have a downfield throw and then a shorter throw that requires a run to get the first. Depending on how all that plays out really doesn’t matter as long as you get the first.”On the high number of short throws SundayThere are times you have to move slightly or depending on what’s happening you don’t have the ability to get the ball down the field. Certainly we’re always trying to get the ball down the field. We didn’t get a chance to do that as much as we wanted to.”On the hits Eli Manning took vs. Dallas“Listen, Eli is a competitor. We’re going to do everything that we can to protect him. There was times last night where he wasn’t protected well enough.” Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Friday headlines.Giants still hoping for turnaroundThe Giants are 1-5. The chance they will make the playoffs is virtually non-existent — 1 percent per FiveThirtyEight, and the chances of even a .500 season appear slim. Still, players are trying to be optimistic [url=http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-customized]Youth Customized New York Giants Jerseys[/url] , trying to stay together, which is a change from a season ago.Landon Collins:“You still see smiles in people’s faces when they come up in here. Positive outlooks, nobody is saying the season’s over, nobody said that since we’ve been 1-5, no one has said that, and everybody’s just staying positive,” Collins said. “We got the team, we got the guys, know what we can do and what we’re capable of so once we put one in the bucket I think we’re going to keep it going from there.“The challenge is that it’s hard. Definitely hard, but when you know you got guys that you play for, your brothers that you play for, guy on my left, guy on my right, you play for those guys each and every play. As long as we’re having a fun time, having a good time I’ll come in here with positive thoughts.”Nate Solder:“I don’t think you can pay attention to any of that [being 1-5]. I think that’s just a life lesson. There’s going to be plenty of stuff that goes on and the noise in just general. Everyone else that doesn’t really know or is involved in and they’re always going to be looking to bring you down [url=http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com]www.giantsauthorizedshops.com[/url] ,” Solder said. “The challenge is we just got to support each other and not take anything for granted. We only have a short time on this earth, we got to enjoy every single minute of it, love on each other and just spend the time with each other and prove, get better and have fun doing it.”Eli Manning:“It’s easy to get hot in this league, it’s possible. We just got to find a way to get one. This week on the road, a tough contest against Atlanta, but I think the guys are ready, and focused, and ready to go out there and ready to play better football.”Around the Inter-GoogleTraina: How did the Giants get here? Blame for the team’s woes goes well beyond this year’s roster – The AthleticThe team's poor drafting record (and numerous free agent signings to make up for it) under former GM Jerry Reese is still affecting the current roster.Saquon Barkley tries putting all Giants’ fears to rest: from Eli to Darnold“It sucks seeing that everyone just trying to put all the blame on Eli, and that’s not the case,” Barkley says. “At the end of the day, you win as a team and you lose as a team, and as a team we gotta get better.”[E-mail Ed at bigblueview@gmail.com or via the Big Blue View Contact Page | Follow Big Blue View on Twitter | ‘Like’ Big Blue View on Facebook | Follow Big Blue View on Instagram]