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getting the New York Giants' special teams ready for the opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.The 45-year-old coordinator has been undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer that strikes roughly 8 http://www.giantsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-b.j.-goodson-jersey ,000 people in the United States annually.It's called Periampullary cancer, a bile duct cancer located near the small intestine. McGaughey has been receiving oral medication and chemotherapy. He is now on his fifth round, and has a couple more left."It's going good," McGaughey said Thursday while disclosing his diagnosis and treatment with the media for the first time.Still, the treatments have left him drained at times. He missed time during organized team activities in the spring. The Giants compensated by asking Tom Quinn, the team's special teams coordinator under Ben McAdoo and Tom Coughlin, to join Pat Shurmur's staff.The thought of taking time away from football and concentrating on his healthy never entered McGaughey's head. He even returns to work as soon as his chemo is finished."As a football coach, you don't think of that stuff," McGaughey said. "You get up. You do what you do, and live life. I am not going to let any chemotherapy, cancer or anything else get in the way of what I do. I am a football coach. I am a father, a football coach and that's what I do. I've got to get up every day. Nobody really cares, and they are not going to feel sorry for you. It's get up and go to work."McGaughey isn't the only member of the organization being treated for cancer. General manager Dave Gettleman was diagnosed with lymphoma this spring."We share our chemotherapy stories, and talk about the medication, and that stuff," McGaughey said with a smile. "We definitely have our conversations. Dave's a great man and it is what it is. We just have to fight through it and keep it moving."McGaughey said a scan of his system three weeks ago was fine.McGaughey said the cancer was discovered by good fortune after he had two bouts with sepsis, a condition that happens when the body's response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.Doctors performed an endoscopy and found a growth in his bile duct."They removed it," McGaughey said. "I had a very extensive procedure called a Whipple Procedure, and during the Whipple they found a cancer on one of my lymph nodes and I have been undergoing chemotherapy for the last about two months."Shurmur said Quinn was brought to help McGaughey on the "tough" days. However, he said McGaughey is handling everything."T-Mac has been doing a great job and he has our guys ready to play," Shurmur said.The one question that made McGaughey laugh was when he was asked what his thoughts would be if Shurmur let rookie Saquon Barkley handle the kickoff returns and Odell Beckham Jr. run the punts back."Thank God," McGaughey said. "These guys are playmakers and any time you get a chance to put a playmaker on the field and give you the best chance to win, you know, that's what you want to do. You are trying to win the game. That's the purpose of it."NOTES: LB Olivier Vernon missed another practice with the ankle injury and he is looking doubtful for the opener. ... Defensive coordinator James Bettcher says if Vernon can play a number of people will fill his role with Connor Barwin and rookie Lorenzo Carter, the most likely. ... Offensive coordinator Mike Shula on what he saw in rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta. "We think Kyle is a young guy that just has continued to get better with reps. He's got very good football intelligence. I think he's got some intangibles that you need at that position." Can the New York Giants win on Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons and maybe, just maybe, have an opportunity at rescuing their season over the nine games that will follow? Or, will they fall to 1-6 and have to begin thinking seriously about 2019?The Giants are 4.5-point underdogs to the 2-4 Falcons. Here are the picks from your Big Blue View contributors.Chris Pflum There is absolutely no reason to pick the Giants to win this game. Their defense has generally held poor offenses in check Womens Odell Beckham Jr Jersey , while eventually collapsing in the face of high-octane offenses. The Giants’ own offense has an extreme identity crisis. The brain trust wants them to be a hard-nosed, “ground and pound” offense in an era that favors the pass more than any other in the history of American rules football, and also managed to almost completely flub their offensive line rebuild. They might have the most dangerous collection of explosive playmakers of any team in the NFL and quarterback who is at his best (even this year), when he can attack defenses down the field. But They genuinely, stubbornly, seem to want to run a “ball control” passing offense, and are loathe to call plays beyond 5 yards down the field. The one tendency the Giants have shown over the course of the season is that they have shown some inclination toward attacking defenses in odd weeks (1, 3, and 5). This just so happens to be an odd week (7), with the Giants coming off of one of their worst abhorrent offensive performances in memory (recent or otherwise). Also worth noting, Saquon Barkley has “evaded” 42 tackles this season (7 per game), per PlayerProfiler.com while the Falcons have missed 64 tackles (10.7 per game) this season. Likewise, for all the Falcons’ offensive firepower — and they do field one of the most dangerous passing offenses in the league — they haven’t done a great job of protecting Matt Ryan, giving up 17 sacks on the season. With Olivier Vernon back in the fold, perhaps the Giants can disrupt their offense. So, what am I saying? Well, it’s mostly that the Giants have given me no confidence in them. However, I do think that we’re due for them to have the kind of game where they look like they’re about to click and head in the right direction. Final score: Giants 33, Falcons 27Season record: 3-3Dan PizzutaThese two teams are surprisingly close by DVOA — 23rd for the Giants and 24th for the Falcons — which is not something anyone would have expected heading into the season. Atlanta is 2-4, but only one loss came by more than one score.On offense, the Giants will have to figure out why they can’t get the ball downfield on a consistent basis, and if they can’t find it out against Atlanta, there’s not much hope going forward. The Falcons are 31st in defensive DVOA and 26th in big play rate allowed. They’re also 21st in DVOA against opposing No. 1 receivers and 26th against running backs in the passing game. There’s really no excuse to not get something going on that side of the ball.But as much as the Giants should have an advantage there, the Falcons should have a bigger advantage when they have the ball. Atlanta is 11th in offensive DVOA, but with a big split — sixth in passing DVOA and 30th in rushing DVOA. But the Falcons aren’t a team that’s going to waste a lot of time running for no gain when they can just throw the ball to their running backs instead. Then when the Falcons get to actually throwing the ball, it’ll be Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Calvin Ridley against Janoris Jenkins Womens Janoris Jenkins Jersey , Eli Apple, and B.W. Webb.


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