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Giants owner John Mara says New York needs ‘drastic changes’

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The New York Giants made a lot of changes that raised some eyebrows, but owner John Mara said that the team needed to make some “drastic changes.” Mara said it was hard for him to see all the talent walk out the door but what the team was doing clearly wasn’t working, so some things needed to be switched up.

“You don’t like to see all of that talent go out the door,” Mara said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “But let’s face it, we’ve had one winning season, 2016, here and the other five or six years have not been so good since we won that last Super Bowl. So, we needed some drastic changes.”

The team traded away Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon and also let Landon Collins walk away in free agency. The other significant change that the team made this offseason was bringing in Daniel Jones to replace Eli Manning at some point, but Mara made it clear he hopes that doesn’t happen this season.

“I hope Eli has a great year and Daniel never sees the field. That would be an ideal world,” Mara said. “You’d like to see that. Again, at the end of the day, it’s going to be a decision by the head coach as to when or if Daniel ends up playing this year.”

Even though the Giants have made drastic changes, the most important one might be the quarterback, and it’s the one they have continued to put off as long as possible.