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BBV mailbag: Fullback Authentic Kerry Wynn Jersey ,  the Big Blue View mailbag and see what is on the mind of New York Giants fans with a Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys looming.Ed says: Fullback Shane Smith played only 5 snaps in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. There might be weeks where Smith sees a few more snaps than that, but I really don’t think you will see a heavy dose of Barkley running behind a fullback. He didn’t do that at Penn State. Against Jacksonville the Giants showed a willingness to use an extra offensive lineman or even a third tight end at times instead of the pure fullback. I’d expect to see them continue to mix their personnel groups.Ed says: I can’t answer that definitively. I’m not in the meeting rooms and don’t know the game plan. I do think, though, that if Jonathan Stewart is going to have a regular role in the offense that eventually it will be as a short-yardage and goal line specialist. He is a 240-pound guy who has been good in that role throughout his career. Here is a chart that gives an indication of Stewart’s success in that role over the years. As long as Wayne Gallman is healthy, it looks like he will be the guy who comes in occasionally to give Barkley a breather for a full series. Stewart, if he is really going to contribute on the field, is going to have to be the short-yardage hammer.Ed says: Coach Pat Shurmur was asked indirectly about that this week. Here is what he said:“I try to change the protections in a lot of ways. It’s not always obvious schematically. You change the protections, you provide chips. That’s just part of what we do.”In regards to DeMarcus Lawrence, who will likely line up against Ereck Flowers most of the time, Shurmur also said “the guy assigned to block him has to block him.”That doesn’t mean it’s always going to be Flowers. It doesn’t mean the Giants will leave Flowers isolated 1-on-1 vs. Lawrence, Dallas’s best pass rusher.A variety of things can be done. Backs can chip. You can leave a tight end on that side at times. You can leave a back in and have him favor that side. You can move the pocket on occasion.The Giants did all of those things at times against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They will do all of them at times against Dallas. You just can’t line up Authentic Alec Ogletree Jersey , though, and protect one guy on every play. That leave you incapable of even trying to run big chunks of your offense.At times, as Shurmur said, whether it’s Flowers or the rest of the offensive linemen, these guys are just going to have to lineup and block the guy they are assigned to block. It’s what they are in the NFL for.Daniel Badillo asks: [Saquon] Barkley and [Odell] Beckham are both electric with the ball in their hands. Do you think either will have a chance to return punts going forward? If so, who would you prefer?Ed says: Punts? That has to be Beckham? Barkley has never returned punts. I have never seen him practice catching them — which isn’t easy. Beckham has done it in the past and Shurmur continues to say that he would consider using him to do so in the right situation.Both Beckham and Barkley have returned kickoffs in the past. I think there could come a time when either, or both, are options there.CTscan123 asks: Here is a hypothetical based on my nagging feeling that perhaps our new leader ship is throwing the baby out with the bathwater a bit with respect to personnel. Who, if anyone, no longer on the team do you think the Giants should have held onto from last year‘s roster? Jpp, Webb, Darkwa? Somebody els? And no copping out with “the new leader ship has the right to bring in its own players!? Who do YOU think played well enough to stick based on your observations?Ed says: First of all Authentic Nate Solder Jersey , when you go 3-13 and bring in a new coach and general manager of course there is going to be massive change. I think, by the way, that you are seeing that NFL teams are not exactly banging down doors to sign most of the players the Giants let go. That tells you what they think of the talent the Giants had.That said, there are a couple of players I wish were still Giants. I think Weston Richburg is a good player and, while I absolutely understand the salary cap ramifications and the fact that re-signing him for what he got in San Francisco was never going to happen, the Giants have downgraded at center. I’m not sure Patrick Omameh over D.J. Fluker is an upgrade. Also, I once again understand the monetary aspects of it and agree with the Giants’ decision to ask Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to take a pay cut, but I would feel better about their cornerback situation had they been able to work something out with him. Didn’t happen, though, and both side moved on.What will happen at quarterback for the Giants now? The New York Giants are going to have to do something about their quarterback situation before their Sept. 9 season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Aren’t they? They can’t possibly keep four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Can they?Well, OK. They could. Because it’s been done before. And because that is what they have now after their initial 53-man roster was announced.But, will they? Highly unlikely.Much of the suspense on Saturday as the clock ticked toward the 4 p.m. ET 53-man roster deadline was about what the Giants were going to do at quarterback. There were early reports that Alex Tanney had been cut. Then Color Rush Alec Ogletree Jersey , he wasn’t cut and the Giants were looking to get something in exchange for him. Then, reports were that it might be Davis Webb, drafted by then-GM Jerry Reese, who the Giants were looking to unload. Then, nothing happened. The Giants kept all four. But, it seems untenable that they would do that for the entire season. Or, really, any part of the season.I asked Mark Schofield, quarterback guru at Inside the Pylon and a contributor here at Big Blue View, for thoughts on teams that could be in the market for quarterbacks.Younger guy: New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars Youth Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey , Los Angeles ChargersVeteran: Maybe the New York Jets. Buffalo Bills. Baltimore Ravens depending on what they do with RG3. Houston Texans.Chris Pflum chimed in with this list of possibilities:Webb: Jacksonville or Carolina (both unlikely because of schedule), maybe the Chargers (I don’t think they have a plan in place for post-Rivers. Maybe Detroit (showed out against them, and has a similar arm to Stafford).Lauletta: New England - they loved him and he’s similar to Jimmy G who Belichick and McDaniels liked (IIRC). Maybe Green Bay as well (scheme fit in the WCO, and they traded Brett Hundley).Tanney: Anywhere that either has an established vet without a clear back-up or a young QB who could use a mentor. Maybe some place like Kansas City, Cleveland (if they think he’s better than Drew Stanton), Buffalo. Maybe some place like Green Bay for the same reason as Lauletta (no clear back-up and a scheme fit.) Maybe the Chargers as well.I don’t have any idea what’s going to happen. But, something is going to happen. It has to.Your thoughts, Giants fans.

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