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New York Giants' Eli Manning: "Things are obviously different"

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Veteran quarterback seems OK with that, and enthusiastic as offseason program starts.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is entering his 13th NFL season, his first without Tom Coughlin as head coach. Manning was asked about that Monday afternoon during a conference call following the Giants' first offseason workout under the direction of new coach Ben McAdoo.

"Things are obviously different," Manning said. "Any time you change things, gives you that fresh start, urgency to get things corrected.''

The Giants' big free-agent splash came entirely on the defensive side of the ball, and Manning said he was "excited" about what the team accomplished.

"I think we became a better team because of what we did in free agency," Manning said, adding that "I feel very good about our offense."

Manning said he called several of the team's new players "weeks ago."

"The closer the team is together as a group with that friendship and bond, the better off we'll be," Manning said.

"I am excited. Guys sense that we have a good squad, that we have the capability to win a lot of football games."