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In the Bloom of Youth, the Giants Find the Seeds of Their Rebirth

It began with the littlest of things.

McAdoo is a something of a computer geek. He began his coaching odyssey as a part-time assistant, a cerebral guy in eyeglasses who passed painstakingly meticulous reports to the full-time coaches.

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“The most important thing was Ben’s ability on the computer and how he used it to suggest adjustments,” said Sal Sunseri, who was a linebackers and special-teams coach at Michigan State in 2001, when McAdoo was there, in his first year as an assistant coach. “It was better than anything that we had ever had.”

Fifteen years later, and about a month into his first season as a head coach at any level of football, McAdoo turned to his systematic roots to figure out how…

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