Meet Ben McAdoo’s New Giants: Healthier, Smarter, Better and Relaxed

August 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The music that teams play during training camp practices can be so predictable. Drake. Metallica. The theme from Happy Days. 
Wait...the theme from Happy Days?
Yep. It was playing during Giants practice last week. Did Tom Coughlin return? Did he fall asleep in front of MeTV with the volume all the way up?
No, Coughlin has moved to NFL headquarters. New head coach Ben McAdoo and his staff crank up the hip-hop, metal and dad rawk from speakers lining the sidelines all through practice. The classic TV themes, from Happy Days to The Wonder Years, signal cool-off and hydration periods at set intervals.
Let's unpack this. Training camp music is not totally new at Giants camp; Coughlin allowed it now and then during stretches, though the selections veered toward "Sundays with Sinatra." Hydration breaks are also not totally new; the Giants have dabbled in sports science for years, and cool-off periods aren't exactly a cutting-edge innovati...

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