Giants owner John Mara met the media on Thursday and had plenty of positive things to say about his team ahead of the start of training camp.
He likes what he’s seen from new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, thinks the Giants have “a stronger secondary than we’ve ever had before” and that the team did their best this offseason to put a higher quality product on the field than last year’s 7-9 club. Mara isn’t going to be making any predictions about how the Giants will fare when all is said and done, however.
“I was the same idiot who said last year it was the best team we’d had in years and look what happened,” Mara said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “We think we have the pieces in place, but until we start playing games it’s just hard to tell.”
That was pretty much the theme of the Giants preseason preview that we rolled out earlier this week. There are several valid reasons to expect a better team this time around, but the Giants have changed so much over the offseason that no one can be sure what they have until everything set in motion. Mara warned that he didn’t want a repeat of that kind of aggressive offseason, saying “there is something wrong with your organization,” but another shakeup may be unavoidable if the pieces don’t wind up fitting this season.