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New York Giants introduce Ben McAdoo: What we learned from his first press conference

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Ben McAdoo meets the media for the first time as coach of the Giants. [UPDATED with McAdoo quotes]

Ben McAdoo held his first press conference as head coach of the New York Giants on Friday and said that "we are not looking to rebuild, we're looking to reload." Let's look at some of the takeaways's from McAdoo's remarks

McAdoo is confident in his ability

Several of McAdoo's remarks showed that the 38-year-old first-time head coach believes in his ability to lead the Giants.

"This job is not for the faint of heart and I'm the right man for the job. I'm hardened, battle-tested and have been groomed for this opportunity by Super Bowl winning coaches, players and organizations."

McAdoo said it feels like it "took too long" for him to become a head coach and that he "won't worry about" the shadow of Tom Coughlin.

"You've gotta be yourself," he said.

"I've always been a guy that's been baptized by fire. I'm comfortable with it."

"TC time" will remain

McAdoo, of course, showed respect for Coughlin, who he said he spoke with earlier on Friday. Coughlin's words? "Good luck."

"It's been a privilege and an honor the last two years to serve under Tom. He's made a big impact in my life as a coach and as a person.

McAdoo's press conference began precisely at 10:30, not on Coughlin time (10:25). The clocks, though, will go unchanged.

"When I first walked into the building he said, "don't mess with the clock." We're gonna stick with that. That's TC time. That's a part of Giants culture now."

"Respect, humility and dedication"

McAdoo talked a lot about building relationships and said the wants the values of "respect, humility and dedication" to be important parts of the future.

"Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. We will be dedicated to our football."

McAdoo won't reinvent the wheel

"We're going to have an opportunity to carry some things over, some things we won't. We know more about each other now than when I got here. We're gonna build on the things we do well and work on fixing the things we don't do well."

Coaching staff "very fluid"

McAdoo wouldn't commit to anything in regards to his coaching staff.

He deflected a question about Joe Philbin, saying "He's coming?" He also did not commit to Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator but did say that the second year in a defensive system should help the Giants.

"There's nothing set in stone, nothing to report at this time," McAdoo said.

Jerry Reese will handle personnel

The split between coach and GM with the Giants is considered a collaboration, but McAdoo said Friday he won't control personnel.

"Jerry (Reese) and the personnel side handles the personnel handles the personnel. I'll coach the team," McAdoo said.

McAdoo indicated there will be "open dialogue" about players and added that he wants smart players.

Valentine's View

I thought McAdoo was comfortable and confident, that he knows what he wants to do and that Friday was a good start. I think we'll see some of Coughlin, but a lot of the Packer model going forward. All in all, I thought Friday was a good start for the Giants' new head coach.

Your thoughts, Giants fans?