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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants offence is seemingly going to go in a new direction. The Giants on Tuesday hired Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Ben McAdoo as their new offensive co-ordinator after a quick two-week search. The hiring of the 36-year-old McAdoo is a strong indication that there will be changes next season after the offence underperformed under long-time co-ordinator Kevin Gilbride in missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. "I think this is the best coach for the job," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "With his experiences, I think he brings a lot to the table. Our players are going to be exited to hear what he has to say." McAdoo has spent the past eight seasons mentoring under Mike McCarthy and his uptempo offence. The first six years were as the tight ends coach and the last two working with the quarterbacks. "We have a great opportunity in front of us and I cant wait to get started," said McAdoo, who interviewed for the job on Monday. "This is obviously a big step. Its also another step in the progression of a coachs career. Its a golden opportunity for me. Its an opportunity I feel Ive been groomed for. And I look forward to it." While the Giants werent afraid to go for the big play under Gilbride, they were a very traditional offence, stressing the run and a balanced attack. It did lead to two Super Bowl titles, but it looked stagnant this past season with an injury plagued offence line and sub-par season by two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning. Gilbride retired after the season, insisting the poor season did not influence his decision and that he was not forced out. The Giants ranked 28th in the NFL in both yards (307.5) and points per game (18.4) in 2013. Green Bays offence was third in the league in yards a game (400.3) and tied for eighth in scoring (26.1 points a game). "Ive heard a lot of good things about Coach McAdoo," Manning said. "I was able to talk to him over the phone last week and we had a great conversation. Obviously hes had a ton of success in Green Bay and I look forward to working with him and improving our offence." The Packers won the NFC North despite having quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed seven games with a broken left collarbone. After Rodgers was injured, McAdoo had to work with three different starters -- Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn, who started four straight games before Rodgers returned for the regular-season finale against Chicago and the playoffs. "Think about what they overcame this year in Green Bay," Coughlin said. "One of them (Flynn) wasnt even on their roster to start the season. And they still got in the playoffs. We beat them when Tolzien was in there. Then Flynn came in and they won a critical, critical game with him at quarterback in Dallas. They lost to the Steelers when they could have cushioned their opportunity a little bit. The ball was down in close and it just got away from them. But then they beat Chicago (in Week 17 in a winner-take-all game." The Giants interviewed four candidates in their search and many believed the job would go to former Giants quarterbacks coach and recent Tampa Bay offensive co-ordinator Mike Sullivan, However, his ties to the past might have worked against him with team co-owner John Mara looking for changes. New York also interviewed former Tennessee Titans offensive co-ordinator Dowell Loggains and former Houston Texans quarterbacks coach and UCLA coach Karl Dorrell. "Hes a very detail-oriented, meticulous teacher, a fundamentalist, first and foremost," Coughlin said. "I was very, very impressed by the presentation that he made, in terms of the fundamental details of his presentation, whether it is quarterback fundamentals, offensive philosophy. I was just very, very impressed with that." McAdoo has also worked with the Niners and Saints and coached in college at Fairfield, Stanford, Akron, Pittsburgh and Michigan State. Manning has played in the same offensive system during his 11 seasons with the Giants, so this will be a learning year. "Heres what I expect," Coughlin said. "I think the players will respond to this. Were going to try to compromise the system with what we have here. However, there will be change. And that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and our players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system - good. Thats another fire in their rear end." Air Max Clearance Canada . -- The Denver Broncos are shuffling their offensive line this off-season and Orlando Franklin provided some insight into their plans Monday by tweeting that hes moving from right tackle to left guard. Air Max Sale Cheap .ca. 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With little help from his teammates, the Los Angeles Angels durable left-hander couldnt avoid a streak-snapping loss. Justin Smoak hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Felix Hernandez had 10 strikeouts in a four-inning start and the Seattle Mariners beat the Angels 3-2 Sunday in a game delayed twice by bees. Both teams retreated to their dugouts during an initial 23-minute delay in the third inning when the bees roamed over the right side of the field and eventually hovered near the ficus trees beyond the wall in centre. The Angels had two runners on and two outs when the bees interrupted. Most fans stayed in their seats as a few brave grounds crew members and crowd volunteers attempted to deter the swarm with a broom, a Gatorade cooler and a cardboard box. "That dude just came out of the stands and said Its OK. Im a beekeeper," Wilson said. "It was like a Seinfeld episode. Do you tip a bee guy? Throw him a 20? I dont carry cash on me when Im pitching, so it wouldnt have been me." Hernandez escaped a bases-loaded jam when the game resumed, but there was another short delay in the fourth when Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun began swatting at more bees in the outfield. "I thought they had gotten rid of all of them, and then when I got out there, all the fans were yelling: Theyre on the ground! Theyre on the ground!" Calhoun said. "So Im looking around and I see them swarming and stuff, and then I see a pile of bees on the ground -- hundreds and hundreds of bees. There were bees everywhere. I had to call (umpire) Jim Joyce over there." A quick blast from the fire extinguisher dissuaded the bees from sticking around. "Kole was really freaking out all of a sudden because I guess there was a softball-size bee colony that was swarming on the ground," Wilson said. "It was amazing. Ive never seen that before." Wilson (17-7) pitched eight-hit ball into the ninth inning but lost for the first time since July 5 against Boston, ending streaks of nine straight victories and 13 consecutive starts without a loss. The left-hander struck out niine while reaching 200 innings for the fourth consecutive season.dddddddddddd. Wilson had two outs and two strikes before Smoak lifted a tailing fly into the short stands down the left-field line. The homer was Smoaks 18th this season, but his first batting right-handed. Wilson got a big ovation when he left with one out in the ninth after 123 pitches. He has been the Angels best pitcher in their disappointing season, going 13-1 with a 2.91 ERA in his previous 18 starts since June 14. "Its frustrating to get outpitched, but it happens," Wilson said. Calhoun hit a solo homer in the eighth inning, and Efren Navarro got his first career RBI for the Angels, who couldnt finish off a three-game sweep. Los Angeles had won nine of 11 and 21 of 28 for the majors best record since late August despite getting eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday. Los Angeles had plenty of opportunities to help out Wilson, but stranded three runners in the seventh and two more in the eighth. Despite the bees rude interruptions, Hernandez set a major league record for strikeouts in a four-inning start. King Felix hadnt pitched in 20 days since leaving a loss at Kansas City on Sept. 2 with a strained oblique muscle. Hernandez walked four and gave up a run in the Angels second-inning rally, but otherwise looked sharp in his return to the rotation. "I was just trying not to overthrow, just throw strikes," said Hernandez, who left feeling fine after 92 pitches. "It was a little different with the bees. I was talking to the guys: Im going to be in the clubhouse if they come over here." Oliver Perez (3-3) struck out the side in the fifth inning after relieving Hernandez. Danny Farquhar, the Mariners fifth reliever, pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 19 chances. "We had to use a lot of guys, most of which were tired and at the end of their ropes, but they did fine," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. Mike Zunino had an early RBI double in just the third win in 14 games for the Mariners. NOTES: Just eight pitchers have thrown 200 innings in each of the past four seasons. ... Seattle had lost five straight to Los Angeles. ... The Angels last five games have been decided by one run. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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