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Darius Slayton reacts to Giants' hiring of Joe Judge | SNY

Slayton is like you. He didn’t know who Judge was until the former New England Patriots special teams coordinator became his head coach.

“Yeah, I had not heard of him prior to the Giants hiring him,” Slayton told SNY in an interview on Thursday. “But you know he’s coming from a really good organization. Everybody I’ve heard speak about him has glowing things to say about him, so I’m sure he’ll be a good guy for the job.”

Glazer’s NFL Mailbag: On the ‘amazing’ live Jimmy Johnson Hall of Fame induction and the late George Young – The Athletic

If you have an Athletic subscription, this is worth your time for the incredible George Young story Jay Glazer tells. The kind of access to and relationship with Young that Glazer describes is something that those of us covering the NFL now simply have no chance to get or develop.

Dave Gettleman was right: Trading Odell Beckham Jr. was best for the Giants | Politi - nj.com

Steve Politi issues a mea culpa:

Dave Gettleman has been a human piñata over the past two years, and yes, I’ve grabbed the stick and taken plenty of whacks. Most of them have been well earned. But it is time — probably well past time, actually — to acknowledge that one of his most controversial moves as Giants general manager was absolutely the correct thing to do.

He was right to trade Odell Beckham Jr., right to recognize that he was a migraine headache that would never go away for this franchise, right to make sure he wasn’t contaminating efforts to rebuild a roster around young, impressionable players.

NFL rumors: Ex-Giants teammate defends Odell Beckham’s antics after LSU’s national title | ‘They’re just picking on him’ - nj.com

Victor Cruz defends Beckham.

Report: CFP officials might alter sideline rules after Odell Beckham Jr., LSU drama | LSU | theadvocate.com

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