While introducing new GM Dave Gettleman on Friday, Giants co-owner John Mara said Gettleman's "knowledge of the personnel in the National Football League is second to none," adding that his great communication, leadership, and integrity were among the qualities that helped him get the job.
Mara added that "given the state" of the team, they felt it was important to bring in someone who had experience as a GM and a "proven track record."
And Gettleman is ready to hit the ground running.
"My plan is to come here every day and kick ass," Gettleman said. "And I'm going to keep doing it until they take my key card or the Lord calls me home."
Gettleman called the Giants' GM job one he had only dreamt of up to this point, and said he's "old fashioned," noting that he believes in having huge linemen on both sides of the ball.
"I believe in hog mollies," he said. "They allow you to compete. We've had some great groups here. We're going to get back to that."
I've been hired to win. The only promise I can make is that I'm going to do everything in my power to lead this organization back to where it belongs. ... "It's my job to protect the franchise. I'll make the tough decisions and I have no problem doing that."
"There are guys who play pro football, and there are pro football players," Gettleman added. "And the pro football players are the guys we want. I don't want guys who want to win -- I want guys who hate to lose."
Regarding what happened in Carolina, where he was fired as GM this July, Gettleman said to "give Mr. Richardson a call," referring to Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
After dancing around a question about the future of Eli Manning, Gettleman outlined what he'll be looking for when hiring a new head coach.
"The head coaching job is a CEO position, it really is," Gettleman said, noting that the new head coach needs intelligence, leadership, and vision. "Those are the critical components you're looking for."