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Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/15/2016 12:07 pm
Senior Vice President, General Manager Jerry Reese

January 15, 2016

Q: This is an exciting day in Giants history. How does it feel to have the coaching search over and youíve hired the 17th head coach in Giants history?

A: Well weíre excited here, itís a big deal for us. We feel like we got the right person for the job. Ben has a lot of work cut out trying to build his coaching staff. Weíre going to do everything we can do to help him in the process.

Q: What was the process like for you in your first time being a key part of that process? What did you think of the process and what do you take from it?

A: It is what it isóitís a process. We took our time, we were thorough, and we really interviewed some good candidates. We decided on Ben and weíre happy with that decision. Weíre looking forward to getting started so we can build this football team back to be the New York Giants that our fans expect.

Q: What was it about Ben that stuck out to you the most?

A: Well all the guys were good, it was nothing in particular. We talked about it, we came to a consensus on who we wanted and Ben got the nod.

Q: How much did Eli Manning and his love for this system have to do this hiring?

A: Everything was part of the process. We took that into consideration and we took everything into consideration. There were some guys who have been head coaches before who really interviewed well. The entire process, all six candidates that we interviewed, they were terrific.

Q: What stood out most about Ben though?

A: Again, everybody was good. Again, heís been here, we think he is the coach for the future for us. Everybody interviewed well. I donít think anything stood out different from other guys. We came to the consensus about who we wanted to pick and Ben was the guy.

Q: What about the change? You worked with Coach Coughlin basically since you became the GM. Now new person, new identities and everything, how do you approach the change?

A: Well everybody is different. Itís important for us to have a great relationship. Tom and I had a great relationship. Ben and I will do the same.

Q: What do you expect to change? What is going to be different in your mind?

A: Football is football. Weíll sit down, weíll put our heads together, and weíll make tough decisions together. Weíll build a football team with a winning tradition that weíve always had around here.

Q: In those interviews youíre, for the most part, the football guy in those interviews. You know mostly about the Xís and Oís as compared to John and Steve. How much of this, for you, is what he does offensively is right for the NFL right now?

A: All of it is part of it. Ben said itís not about just offense, itís offense, defense, special teams. A game plan changes every week, you have to game plan around the team youíre playing and take advantage of your opportunities versus the team youíre playing. Itís not just about the offense, itís a team as a wholeóoffense, defense and special teams.

Q: How closely do you plan to work with Ben when scouting free agents or looking forward to the draft?

A: Like I said, Iíve been here for 21 yearsóever since Iíve been here our coaches, our head coach, and our personnel have always been part of the process with personnel, that wonít change. Theyíre always a part of it. At the end of the day, itís my responsibility. If somebody doesnít get it right, if somebody doesnít pan out, itís the GMís responsibility, okay? It seems like we got that confused the last time, but itís my responsibility if somebody doesnít work out. Everybody is part of the process, okay? You guys got that?

Q: A lot of the names that have been mentioned for the staff have head coaching experience. How important is it to do that?

A: Anytime you have a new job, itís a little bit of a learning curve. You can ask any head coach, their first couple of years itís a learning curve. We think heís very smart. Heís going to be ahead of the curve and weíll be up and running quickly and get back to our winning ways.

Q: Will having guys like Steve Spagnuolo and Joe Philbin, will having those guys around him who have been there, be able to help?

A: We donít want to talk about the coaches, itís still fluid. Itís fluid with me as well. Weíll see where that goes.

Q: Is it important for you to have another guy there that has experience around him at least? Because heís a first time coach, to have that guy to lean on?

A: Itís always nice to have somebody whoís been there, done that. But Benís a big boy and weíll figure it out. The coaching staff is still fluid, weíll figure it out.

Q: Ben talked about looking forward to the pressure. Are you looking forward to the pressure as well?

A: Thereís always pressure, Iím not afraid of the pressure. Benís not afraid of the pressure. Thatís what it is in the National Football League, its pressure. I donít think anybody around here is afraid of the pressure.

Q: From your scouting background, you know how to assess talent, you look at players. When Ben came in the building, did you kind of assess him, if not from afar, just the idea of this guy is a potential candidate down the road as a head coach?

A: Of course, thatís always part of it. You always look at your coaching staff. Thereís some young coaches on our staff Iíll look at and in the back of head, ďThis guy is going to be a coordinator. This guy is going to be a head coach.Ē So youíre thinking about those things.

Q: And you did see that in Ben?

A: Absolutely, I thought Ben would be a head coach. Absolutely.

Q: How important was his relationship and familiarity with Eli help Benís case here?

A: That was part of the process. That wasnít the only thing, there were a lot things about Ben we liked. But having the quarterback to stay in the same system, that played a little bit into it. That wasnít the only thing, a lot of things played into him being the head coach.

Q: Whenís the first time you heard of Ben? How much did you know about him when he first got here?

A: A couple years ago we were talking about making a change at the coordinator position and some names came up. His name was one of the first names to come up. That was my first introduction to Ben McAdoo.

Q: How much interaction did you have with Ben during his time as coordinator and how important has continuity become on the coaching staff?

A: Well continuity is good, but most importantly, itís all about wins and losses. We expect Ben to come in and hit the ground running. Heís been here obviously, he knows the players. We have a lot of work to do to fill out the rest of the coaching staff. Weíre starting to evaluate free agents and players already on the team. Weíre working hard to move forward.

Q: Whatís that balance like? You make the decision personnel-wise, he says he coaches the team. How much input goes back and forth?

A: Again, you are late to the party, we just talked about this. Iíve been here for 21 years, our head coach and our coaching staff has always been part of the process of evaluating players. We like for everybody to know the players and be a part of it. At the end of the day, itís up to me with personnel. When things go bad in personnel, itís my fault. Last week it seemed like we couldnít get that right. Itís my fault if something goes wrong with the personnel, itís my fault. You guys got that? Alright, thanks guys.
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Reese comes off very defensive in that piece  
Torrag : 1/15/2016 12:46 pm : link
Snide and condescending. His relationship with the media is in the crapper and he's really feeling the heat.

You interviewed Mac, twice, and hired him. Yet there isn't a single quality you can identify and speak to that influenced your decision? Asshole.
Reese  
MookGiants : 1/15/2016 12:47 pm : link
is an absolutely brutal public speaker.

Jeter was the type of guy who was a great public speaker while saying absolutely nothing at the same time. Never came off as a complete fool despite never really answering the question.

Reese doesn't answer the question and comes off as a fool while doing it
RE: Reese comes off very defensive in that piece  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/15/2016 12:47 pm : link
In comment 12769143 Torrag said:
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Snide and condescending. His relationship with the media is in the crapper and he's really feeling the heat.

You interviewed Mac, twice, and hired him. Yet there isn't a single quality you can identify and speak to that influenced your decision? Asshole.


Those answers were odd. He knows they are looking for a soundbite and he didn't give it to them.
wait...  
rasbutant : 1/15/2016 12:52 pm : link
no comments about his suit?
Why people give a flying fuck about this  
drkenneth : 1/15/2016 12:56 pm : link
I'll never know. Who gives a shit?

This team wins 10 games next year, and everything will be fine.
Are we really doing this again?  
ryanmkeane : 1/15/2016 12:56 pm : link
So now Jerry owes something to everyone for disappointing them in the first press conference. Anything he says won't be good enough until he drafts another 2 pro bowlers in the first couple rounds.
RE: Here  
ryanmkeane : 1/15/2016 1:00 pm : link
In comment 12769115 Eric from BBI said:
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is a partial video...comes off snotty at the end. Giants.com Video - ( New Window )

Eric...snotty?? What the hell is everyone else watching? It's getting to the point where nobody on this website can have unbiased thoughts on Reese and it's getting embarrassing.
Reese knows that  
ryanmkeane : 1/15/2016 1:03 pm : link
if he says all these amazing things about McAdoo, they are going to paint it as he didn't like or want Coughlin. "Reese endorses McAdoo as leader, as Coughlin is on the way out" I can just picture the headlines now. Whatever he says or doesn't say, it's a lose lose situation. This reaction by all you guys just proves that fact. Let the guy do a fucking draft and get over yourselves.
RE: RE: Here  
Bold Ruler : Mod : 1/15/2016 1:05 pm : link
In comment 12769179 ryanmkeane said:
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In comment 12769115 Eric from BBI said:


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is a partial video...comes off snotty at the end. Giants.com Video - ( New Window )


Eric...snotty?? What the hell is everyone else watching? It's getting to the point where nobody on this website can have unbiased thoughts on Reese and it's getting embarrassing.


I think you're watching a different video from everyone else.
Oh My - Nice Ringing Endorsement From Your Boss  
Trainmaster : 1/15/2016 1:17 pm : link
Q: What was it about Ben that stuck out to you the most?

A: Well all the guys were good, it was nothing in particular. We talked about it, we came to a consensus on who we wanted and Ben got the nod.

Q: What stood out most about Ben though?

A: Again, everybody was good. Again, heís been here, we think he is the coach for the future for us. Everybody interviewed well. I donít think anything stood out different from other guys.

I think I'd really hate to work for Reese.

The McAdoo hire is really starting to grow on me, but the fact that Mara can't see the warts in Reese's capabilities and personality really worry me.
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Reb8thVA : 1/15/2016 1:27 pm : link
In comment 12769048 Big Blue '56 said:
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as it about Ben that stuck out to you the most?

A: Well all the guys were good, it was nothing in particular. We talked about it, we came to a consensus on who we wanted and Ben got the nod.





That's the best answer he could come up with? How can you not expound on the WHY of the McAdoo hire?


To borrow a line from the movie Bull Durham, I think Jerry needs to work on his cliches. He needs work on understanding the right thing to say in the right venue without saying anything at all.
RE: he was joking  
Arcanum : 1/15/2016 1:29 pm : link
In comment 12769129 gm7b5 said:
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with the reporter from what i watched, the reporter said in successive sentences im late to the party, so Jerry agreed. He didnt seem to come off as douche at all imo.


People are just nitpicking. He sound the same, as he always do.
something about this guy's  
area junc : 1/15/2016 1:30 pm : link
attitude just irks me. it started with the "we're in 1st place" bull crap, continued thru his post-TC presser and continues here.
someone's asking what stood out about ben mcadoo. he can't just answer the fucking question?? what a dick
instead, his answer is that nothing stood out about mcadoo and they somehow just decided to hire him
RE: Reese knows that  
Arcanum : 1/15/2016 1:31 pm : link
In comment 12769191 ryanmkeane said:
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if he says all these amazing things about McAdoo, they are going to paint it as he didn't like or want Coughlin. "Reese endorses McAdoo as leader, as Coughlin is on the way out" I can just picture the headlines now. Whatever he says or doesn't say, it's a lose lose situation. This reaction by all you guys just proves that fact. Let the guy do a fucking draft and get over yourselves.


Pretty much
Reese was never a great interview  
jcn56 : 1/15/2016 1:31 pm : link
but lately he's been worse than usual. I don't know if it's just coincidence due to the increased exposure (he usually doesn't spend this much time in front of the mic), if it's the pressure of coming under constant fire, if there's something behind the scenes we don't know (maybe he was against McAdoo's hiring?) or possibly some changes to the FO coming that he's not looking forward to.
RE: Reese knows that  
Bill L : 1/15/2016 1:33 pm : link
In comment 12769191 ryanmkeane said:
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if he says all these amazing things about McAdoo, they are going to paint it as he didn't like or want Coughlin. "Reese endorses McAdoo as leader, as Coughlin is on the way out" I can just picture the headlines now. Whatever he says or doesn't say, it's a lose lose situation. This reaction by all you guys just proves that fact. Let the guy do a fucking draft and get over yourselves.
Everybody has a right to formulate their own opinion about a person based on his answers and how he carries himself. You are entitled to view him as you wish but so is everyone else. Personally, I just read the transcript and didn't see him in person or on film. You can take it as Reese or put anyone else's name atached to those same words and to me, that person comes off as an ginormous douche. Now, does it (his personality/character or my personal opinion of it) impact his job performance or even how I would critique his job performance? Not in any form. SO, you are right in that if he has a good draft I would applaud him for it. Although, to be honest, I don't think much of his past job performance either and I think that, as discussed here extensively, the facts support a negative opinion. But, I am hoping that he can improve.

Still doesn't mean he can't be a gigantic douche, though.
RE: something about this guy's  
Reb8thVA : 1/15/2016 1:34 pm : link
In comment 12769291 area junc said:
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attitude just irks me. it started with the "we're in 1st place" bull crap, continued thru his post-TC presser and continues here.
someone's asking what stood out about ben mcadoo. he can't just answer the fucking question?? what a dick
instead, his answer is that nothing stood out about mcadoo and they somehow just decided to hire him


I feel the same way about Reese. He comes across as smug and arrogant. However, I am starting to wonder if he just presents himself poorly to the media. I think Hanlon really needs to work with him on his media presence.
Reese sounds  
Les in TO : 1/15/2016 1:38 pm : link
as enthusiastic about McAdoo as the choice as I sounded when my wife asked me if I would be willing to spend this sunday putting together Ikea furniture. maybe his tone was better in the video, but reading the transcript alone, it comes across as he had another #1.
Some of you are reading a bit too heavily into these press conferences  
BrettNYG10 : 1/15/2016 1:40 pm : link
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reese could  
Les in TO : 1/15/2016 1:42 pm : link
have expanded on the virtues of McAdoo while also praising coughlin. i.e. ben is a detail oriented guy, a football junkie with an amazing work ethic, just like Tom.
similar to what mara and tisch said.

he sounded really sour in the interview which makes me believe McAdoo was not his first choice and he did a bad job faking it.
Reese is a poor public speaker  
JonC : 1/15/2016 1:44 pm : link
he gets defensive and he's also facing a lot of questions from the media that are overboard.

That said, now we'll find out if he can build a pro football team or if he was very fortunate as to what EA left in place.
reb, i hope ur right  
area junc : 1/15/2016 1:45 pm : link
and he's brilliant behind closed doors. but looking at his roster, its a tough sell.
to me, whether, he's bad w/media or not, the exchange i pointed out is 100% purely being an obnoxious A-hole (at best) or clueless (at worst) - meaning he's not being an a-hole, he's just honestly saying nothing stood out about BM but they hired him anyways because thats "how they do"(which is actually another fear of mine).
take your own advice  
area junc : 1/15/2016 1:48 pm : link
remember Reese saying the HC had to be thick-skinned in NY? so does the GM.
RE: reese could  
moespree : 1/15/2016 1:49 pm : link
In comment 12769345 Les in TO said:
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have expanded on the virtues of McAdoo while also praising coughlin. i.e. ben is a detail oriented guy, a football junkie with an amazing work ethic, just like Tom.
similar to what mara and tisch said.

he sounded really sour in the interview which makes me believe McAdoo was not his first choice and he did a bad job faking it.


This honestly is my opinion as well. Doesn't mean we're right but it's my take away from his presser.
RE: Reese knows that  
David in LA : 1/15/2016 1:50 pm : link
In comment 12769191 ryanmkeane said:
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if he says all these amazing things about McAdoo, they are going to paint it as he didn't like or want Coughlin. "Reese endorses McAdoo as leader, as Coughlin is on the way out" I can just picture the headlines now. Whatever he says or doesn't say, it's a lose lose situation. This reaction by all you guys just proves that fact. Let the guy do a fucking draft and get over yourselves.


Great post. You have to walk on eggshells when the media is out for blood. Overpraise of McAdoo would give the media a soundbite to take out of context and portray as a slight against TC. IMO, these press conferences get dissected to death.
RE: RE: he was joking  
T-Bone : 1/15/2016 1:57 pm : link
In comment 12769288 Arcanum said:
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with the reporter from what i watched, the reporter said in successive sentences im late to the party, so Jerry agreed. He didnt seem to come off as douche at all imo.



People are just nitpicking. He sound the same, as he always do.


This.
RE: RE: he was joking  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/15/2016 1:59 pm : link
In comment 12769288 Arcanum said:
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with the reporter from what i watched, the reporter said in successive sentences im late to the party, so Jerry agreed. He didnt seem to come off as douche at all imo.



People are just nitpicking. He sound the same, as he always do.


Saying he sounds like that all the time isn't exactly a compliment.
So glad this man is leading the way  
Rflairr : 1/15/2016 2:24 pm : link
We would be in big shit without him and a first time HC. JM and Tisch were smart to keep the brains behind two Super Bowls. You all will learn to appreciate this man.
I'll take Gabby Johnson's Authentic Frontier Gibberish over Reese  
ghost718 : 1/15/2016 2:29 pm : link
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What he was saying about McAdoo:  
old man : 1/15/2016 2:34 pm : link
"He didnt stand out above anyone, wasnt necessarily the guy I wanted(or maybe even get an interview for the guy I wanted), ownership likes him, TC recommended him(which pisses me off that they still want an part of him), he had a second interview scheduled with Philly, we didnt want to get caught with our pants down while under-reacting on a decision, and were in a balls to the wall situation, so we pulled the trigger.
And besides, I'm one screwup away from being canned for my 2009-2012 draft drought and under a lot of pressure, can I leave now?"
We already appreciate him for the shit roster.  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/15/2016 2:34 pm : link
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Reese isn't  
ryanmkeane : 1/15/2016 2:36 pm : link
the best public speaker, we all know this. But he's not dumb. Any over the top praise of McAdoo would have just been undermined by the media and all you guys as well. You can judge him for the roster, but to go as far as some of you have lately to not only insult him but to dissect every which way he says this or that is just plain petty and childish. It's just reactionary, almost like a twitter reaction or media reaction expected from people who have no idea what they are talking about.

Then again I'm not surprised. As Mara said on WFAN with Mike a little while ago, all these people praising Tom Coughlin now, saying he got a raw deal, how could they let him go, etc and wanting Reese gone (including most on BBI) were the same people calling for his head time and time again. It's a simple reactionary, emotional thing and it's so transparent on this board. It won't be 2 years until we find out if McAdoo and Reese have come together to fix this thing and get back to Giants championship football.

Everyone is welcome to their opinions, but the obvious agenda here is frightening.
Nah.  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/15/2016 2:41 pm : link
Most people wanted them both gone and held them 50/50 responsible for the past few years. I know I did. One of them is gone, one of them isn't. If it was TC who was kept and Reese who was gone, many of us would have the same reaction that both of them should be gone, I know I would. Reese has 1 more year to figure it out. Plenty of money and a top 10 draft pick. No more excuses, this is it. If not, adios.
RE: Nah.  
ryanmkeane : 1/15/2016 2:44 pm : link
In comment 12769566 Dave in Hoboken said:
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If it was TC who was kept and Reese who was gone, many of us would have the same reaction that both of them should be gone

Based on the last 2 weeks, I think this is categorically false.
RE: RE: Nah.  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/15/2016 2:47 pm : link
In comment 12769577 ryanmkeane said:
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If it was TC who was kept and Reese who was gone, many of us would have the same reaction that both of them should be gone


Based on the last 2 weeks, I think this is categorically false.


Well, of course you do. You're a Reese butt-kisser. There are plenty who aren't bias towards one of these two, though.
He's toeing the company line  
phil in arizona : 1/15/2016 3:21 pm : link
on a few of these comments. I think we could do without the jabs and the defensiveness, I don't think it adds anything positive to the dialog.
After reading the transcript, maybe this press conference  
phil in arizona : 1/15/2016 3:31 pm : link
wasn't as bad as I first thought. I think I'm still a bit put off by the last one.
He was trying to answer and say nothing  
JonC : 1/15/2016 3:33 pm : link
and lost his composure at the end. Hanlon needs to polish him up.
I don't undetstand why he would want to say nothing about  
chris r : 1/15/2016 3:40 pm : link
MacAdoo. What's the strategic value in not saying something positive about him?
It sure does not sound to me like JR was on board with the selection  
UberAlias : 1/15/2016 3:49 pm : link
This exchange below stands out. When asked what stood out about the guy they just picked to lead their team his first response is that all the guys were good and out guy did not really stand out.

The he points out specifically that some of the other guys actually had head coaching experience, interviewed well and were terrific.

Then they asked again what stood out for Ben and again he repeats that everybody did well. The only thing he can say that stood out was that he was familiar, but that brought up by the reporter. Initially JR didn't even mention that.

Q: What was it about Ben that stuck out to you the most?

A: Well all the guys were good, it was nothing in particular. We talked about it, we came to a consensus on who we wanted and Ben got the nod.

Q: How much did Eli Manning and his love for this system have to do this hiring?

A: Everything was part of the process. We took that into consideration and we took everything into consideration. There were some guys who have been head coaches before who really interviewed well. The entire process, all six candidates that we interviewed, they were terrific.

Q: What stood out most about Ben though?

A: Again, everybody was good. Again, heís been here, we think he is the coach for the future for us. Everybody interviewed well. I donít think anything stood out different from other guys. We came to the consensus about who we wanted to pick and Ben was the guy.
Coughlin was way more short and ill-tempered with the press  
Vanzetti : 1/15/2016 4:09 pm : link
But with Coughlin, his supporters see him as putting douche bag reporters in their place for idiotic questions

But with Reese, it supposedly shows lack of respect and an inability to handle the press.

In reality, Reese does what a GM should do: he says absolutely nothing. You can take any Reese press conference from the last nine years and every one is the same : "it's part of the process" "we don't consider just one thing" "this is the guy we decided on" That's what he says about draft picks, free agents, coaches. That might frustrate some but that I exactly what a GM should do. Be banal, vanilla, and clichťd. And that's Jerry Reese to a T.
No, I've supported Reese and even I think the guy is not good  
jcn56 : 1/15/2016 4:16 pm : link
at handling these pressers lately.

I don't think it's the end of the world - although I do get the impression there might be something more than just the pressure to perform getting to him, but that's just a gut feeling.

These are just mistakes in the PC - what was it about BM?

His response - there was no one thing that stood out.

What he meant to say - 'there wasn't anything in PARTICULAR that we hired him for, it was the overall package'.

He's just not a very eloquent speaker. As long as he can make the right picks come draft and FA time, I personally don't give a shit about that.
RE: Coughlin was way more short and ill-tempered with the press  
David in LA : 1/15/2016 4:16 pm : link
In comment 12769805 Vanzetti said:
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But with Coughlin, his supporters see him as putting douche bag reporters in their place for idiotic questions

But with Reese, it supposedly shows lack of respect and an inability to handle the press.

In reality, Reese does what a GM should do: he says absolutely nothing. You can take any Reese press conference from the last nine years and every one is the same : "it's part of the process" "we don't consider just one thing" "this is the guy we decided on" That's what he says about draft picks, free agents, coaches. That might frustrate some but that I exactly what a GM should do. Be banal, vanilla, and clichťd. And that's Jerry Reese to a T.


Great post Vanzetti, absolutely agree. This board won't admit to the double standard in place here. A lot of the vitriol directed towards Reese comes from a less than wholesome place to say the least.
RE: I don't undetstand why he would want to say nothing about  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/15/2016 4:17 pm : link
In comment 12769722 chris r said:
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MacAdoo. What's the strategic value in not saying something positive about him?


Stop being racist, bro.
There's a faction here  
David in LA : 1/15/2016 4:19 pm : link
that equates eloquence to overall intelligence.
RE: Oh My - Nice Ringing Endorsement From Your Boss  
Upstate_Giants_fan : 1/15/2016 5:09 pm : link
In comment 12769243 Trainmaster said:
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Q: What was it about Ben that stuck out to you the most?

A: Well all the guys were good, it was nothing in particular. We talked about it, we came to a consensus on who we wanted and Ben got the nod.

Q: What stood out most about Ben though?

A: Again, everybody was good. Again, heís been here, we think he is the coach for the future for us. Everybody interviewed well. I donít think anything stood out different from other guys.

Seriously - those answers make me wonder if was even paying attention during the interviews.
Although I can't say I agree with those saying he was snotty.

And hey, give the man some credit - he did wear a suit today - and it even fit!
I think the league  
Phil in LA : 1/15/2016 5:43 pm : link
might be putting pressure on organizations to praise all candidates.
RE: Reese was never a great interview  
ColHowPepper : 1/15/2016 10:20 pm : link
In comment 12769299 jcn56 said:
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but lately he's been worse than usual. I don't know if it's just coincidence due to the increased exposure (he usually doesn't spend this much time in front of the mic), if it's the pressure of coming under constant fire, if there's something behind the scenes we don't know (maybe he was against McAdoo's hiring?) or possibly some changes to the FO coming that he's not looking forward to.


In any event, his performances today and last Tuesday were unprofessional. If he was against the McAdoo hiring, and the parsing of the transcript is fairly vivid in displaying a luke warm assessment, at best, in response to repeated questions about BM's qualifications, one would expect that every member of the FO team to be solidly on the same page with ownership's decision. That did not really appear to be the case today.

One or more of the reasons you cite as possible explanations might be valid. Some may be inclined to excuse him by saying he's not a good public speaker, but I don't feel that is relevant here, because his underlying animus (maybe too strong a word) comes through, eloquently. I thought him arrogant and condescending (the Ranaan response) in his presser last week, a performance he reprised this morning. Yes, such performances of "I know better" arrogance are one of the reasons I am not in the JR camp.

Should I be more understanding, forgiving, tolerant? Should we explore Reese's motivation and psyche and what is driving him toward these performances? Should we have to? Will that make the Giants' FO better in discharging its duties?

As McAdoo said and repeated with Francessa, the fans should hold staff accountable, and Reese comes off as not holding himself accountable, notwithstanding his prickly retraction about his role in player personnel.
Transcript: GM Jerry Reese  
johnboyw : 1/16/2016 12:59 pm : link
Another no answer from the no answer man. Never has anything interesting to say. When he does say something, it is usually trite drivel and he talks in circles saying the same thing over and over again. A complete dope. Only in this organization could he become a GM. A shoe salesman anywhere else.
The reality is that neither he nor Mara REALLY wanted to make McAdoo the head coach right now. That's why neither had anything glowing to say about the selection which you would have expected. When all the other viable candidates started getting scooped up and some teams expressed interest in McAdoo (i.e.the Eagles), they realized they had no choice or they would lose him which they did not want to do since there was little else available at that point. He is the person most responsible for re-making the franchise QB.
So we have a premature head coach, a defensive coordinator who did nothing to impress last year (but we brought him back because he used to work for us) and a pair of bozos, Reese and Ross, running the draft again. Even sounds like a comedy team. I fully expect the two of them to sign the cheapest FA's they can find f-up the draft per usual. Another 6-10 season is well within our grasp.
RE: RE: Coughlin was way more short and ill-tempered with the press  
Sarcastic Sam : 1/16/2016 1:05 pm : link
In comment 12769815 David in LA said:
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In comment 12769805 Vanzetti said:


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But with Coughlin, his supporters see him as putting douche bag reporters in their place for idiotic questions

But with Reese, it supposedly shows lack of respect and an inability to handle the press.

In reality, Reese does what a GM should do: he says absolutely nothing. You can take any Reese press conference from the last nine years and every one is the same : "it's part of the process" "we don't consider just one thing" "this is the guy we decided on" That's what he says about draft picks, free agents, coaches. That might frustrate some but that I exactly what a GM should do. Be banal, vanilla, and clichťd. And that's Jerry Reese to a T.



Great post Vanzetti, absolutely agree. This board won't admit to the double standard in place here. A lot of the vitriol directed towards Reese comes from a less than wholesome place to say the least.


I really hope you're not saying what I think you're saying.
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