NEW YORK (WFAN) — New Giants coach Ben McAdoo says he’s changing some of the ways the team operated under his predecessor, Tom Coughlin, but if you haven’t been hanging around the practice facility, you probably won’t notice.
“We’re not going to do things exactly the same, but we’re just not going to change to change, either,” McAdoo told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday. “We believe in evolution, not revolution. There are a lot of things that we’ve done in the past here that I believe in and I was a part in, and we’re going to carry forward with those. We’re going to change up some things, probably on the practice field. It’ll be easy to see for folks who have been around in the past as far as how we’re loading these guys up, how we’re building them up.”
McAdoo hinted there could be changes ahead for his offensive scheme, but trying to keep things under wrap from the compeition, he didn’t want to divulge any details.
“The offense really changed a lot from Year 1 to Year 2, and we’re going to continue to evolve there and look at everything,” he said.
“The systems are going to fit the talent of the players.”
As for the defense, McAdoo is preaching more aggressiveness. The Giants had the last-ranked defense in 2015, but they’ve added several new players, including defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison and cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple. Apple was the team’s first-round pick in last week’s draft.
“I want them to attack,” McAdoo said. “Our defense needs to be playing an attacking, physical style of football. We made a big commitment to the defensive side of the ball. I know those guys … are excited, and they’re chomping at the bit. There’s a lot of good competition going on. And it was good to add Eli Apple. He’s a big, young, physical corner.”
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