EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A confident Ben McAdoo has taken over as the New York Giants coach, saying the four-time Super Bowl winners need to reload instead of rebuild after missing the playoffs the past four seasons.
McAdoo, 38, formally took over the job Friday, less than two weeks after Tom Coughlin stepped down following a 12-year tenure that included two NFL titles.
McAdoo says his top priority is to add a fifth Lombardi Trophy to the case.
While that may seem far away for a team that has had three straight losing seasons, McAdoo believes this team is closer than many think.
The Giants offensive coordinator the past two seasons refused to discuss his staff, saying things were fluid.
While he said he isn't worried about being in Coughlin's shadow, one thing will stay the same. The Giants will remain on Coughlin time. Clocks will run five minutes fast.