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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Jerry Reese: 'It was time to make a change'

By Rich Cimini

INDIANAPOLIS -- A few takeaways from Jerry Reese's news conference Saturday at the NFL scouting combine:

The New York Giants' general manager praised former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, but he also said "it was time to make a change" -- a comment that suggests the organization wanted him out. Officially, Gilbride retired amid speculation he was on the verge of being fired. Reese described new coordinator Ben McAdoo as a breath of fresh air.

“I think he’s going to bring some new life,” Reese said. "Obviously, Coach Gilbride did a terrific job for us. The change, I think, is going to energize our offense a little bit. There’s new learning for the quarterback and the staff. He’s an interesting guy. Very bright.”