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Giants at Lions 2014, Week 1: Coughlin hopes to stay out of McAdoo's way Monday

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Head coach says he will only get involved in the play-calling if and when he has to.

Ben McAdoo
Ben McAdoo
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Tom Coughlin reiterated to New York media Thursday that the New York Giants offense is a "work in progress,: but indicated he has faith in new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and won't be more involved in the play-calling than he was with Kevin Gilbride as offensive coordinator.

"Ben McAdoo is a solid, solid football coach that knows what he is talking about," Coughlin said. "If he needs any help, I am there. I have been a play caller. I'll be honest with you, I never liked anybody interrupting me. ... If I need to say something, I will. Let's put it that way."

Here are a couple of other highlights from Coughlin's presser.

On the Detroit defensive line ...

"Obviously, it's a big challenge. They're an outstanding defensive team and an outstanding defensive front with exceptional players. That having been said, we're well-aware of that, we're preparing ourselves the best we can and I'm sure that our players will get ready and will be highly competitive."

On a possible role for newly-acquired Adam Snyder ...

"He'll he a good, solid offensive lineman; a veteran offensive lineman that's played in a lot of big games. Has versatility. We'll have to work some of those things out as to where. He'll probably have to play more than one position, to be honest with you."

Injury Notes

Coughlin said Jon Beason remains on track to play Monday ... Offensive lineman Brandon Mosley (back) was expected to practice today.