Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Wednesday headlines.
We begin today with a tremendous piece from Paul Schwartz of the New York Post detailing exactly how and why Tom Coughlin brought in Ben McAdoo, and how difficult the change to a completely new offensive system was for the 68-year-old coach. Schwartz writes that the change was "more drastic than any change Coughlin has ever made to his football operation."
"I've said for years: It's not about me,'' Coughlin said. "If I don't have an ego than I certainly expect all those around me to follow my pattern. The idea of trying to serve in the best interest of everyone, it's not about me, it's not about my ego, it's not about stroking my personality. It's about doing what's best for the New York Giants.''
Giants have learned how to handle adversity - Football - NorthJersey.com
At halftime Sunday, there was no panic when there could have been.
"I feel like, as a team, we’re definitely growing and battling," Rolle said a day later, standing in the locker room of a winning team for the first time since the 2012 season ended. "I can’t say in previous games I would have felt like we probably would have come out the way we did this past game like we did had you asked me that before, but we’re a fighting team. We’re rising above adversity, we’re playing beyond Xs and Os and, more importantly, we’re winning the fourth quarter and we’re making things happen."
In the Giants’ Locker Room, Leadership Sits All in a Row - NYTimes.com
Four side-by-side lockers in one corner of the Giants’ locker room have emerged as a distinct power corridor, a kind of leadership command center for a team with more than 20 new players.
Philadelphia Eagles' special-teams scheme paying off - Philadelphia Eagles Blog - ESPN
In the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles upgraded their special-teams unit. Even they have to be impressed with the production through five games
Brent Celek on Antrel Rolle, Giants: 'We want to whoop them' | lehighvalleylive.com
"That's fine," tight end Brent Celek said. "He has his own opinion. We still have to go out and play the game.....(All division teams) are rivals, but since they are so close, same division, I definitely want to whoop them."
Eagles don't expect Giants offense to look much different from past years | lehighvalleylive.com
"There's a lot of similarities," Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin said Tuesday when asked what the biggest difference in the Giants' new scheme is. "I don't think there was a drastic change. "Now they're kind of getting in a groove offensively. The biggest thing I've seen is them just allowing their receivers to catch the ball and make plays. It's not just like routes that they have to run. They're catching the ball, they have option routes and they can make plays after the catch. We have to make sure we tackle well, that's our key."