Contact Us

ESPN New York’s Dan Graziano on the Team

PODCAST: ESPNNEWYORK’S Dan Graziano joins Armen Williams

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

It was an unorthodox hire for the New York Giants, wrote Dan Graziano of ESPNNewYork.com.

Getty Images

Former Bucs coordinator Mike Sullivan was there for the taking, a guy with Giants roots, but yet the G-Men opted to go with former Green Bay quarterback coach Ben McAdoo.

“Their reasoning is that they feel like they need some fresh blood in there, some fresh ideas, and rejuvenate things,” said Graziano, with Armen Williams on 104.5 The Team. “Obviously, it’s gotten a little stale the last couple of years.

“For the Giants to go out on the limb and hire someone like that indicates that they do think that something is in need of more drastic change than what we originally would’ve thought.”

The 36-year old McAdoo will be an offensive coordinator for the first time in his career.

“It’s a risk. He hasn’t really run anything. He hasn’t been a coordinator. He hasn’t called plays. He’s been a coordinator under Mike McCarthy in Green Bay the last nine years. He’s going to get a chance to do his thing and probably get a lot of free reign.

“The parting line on this guy is that they feel that he’s on an Any Reid track that they’re getting on the way up. Getting him now before he’s established gives them a chance to get him in their program and maybe catch lightening in a bottle.”

After having the worst year of his career last season, Eli Manning will be changing offensive schemes for the first time in his NFL career.

“I think Eli Manning will respond very well to this. I think he’s probably hungry for it. There are people that are around Eli that say that maybe things have gotten a little stale and maybe he is looking for a new challenge.”

 

Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1045theteam.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.