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New Coach, Revamped Defense For Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With one of the NFL's better offenses, the New York Giants went on a spending spree in free agency to shore up the defense. They hope to give rookie coach Ben McAdoo a shot at ending the franchise's four-year playoff drought.

The strategy was simple: Fill all the holes on the league's worst defense and the days of consecutive 6-10 seasons would end.

The plan has the Giants returning to the glory days that saw Tom Coughlin lead them to Super Bowls titles in the 2007 and 2011 seasons.

A funny thing happened in the preseason. The defense, led by newcomers Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins, lived up to all the expectations. It...

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