Giants News: Chris Mara demoted, Thibodeaux will ‘bring some joy to Giants fans’

Alexander Wilson
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The New York Giants are shaking things up significantly in the front office. After allowing Dave Gettleman to retire and Joe Judge being relieved of his duties, ownership made tremendous changes to spark a resurgence.

Bringing over Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll from the Buffalo Bills was a great start, but alleviating personal decision concerns seemed to be a priority as well. In fact, the Giants changed Chris Mara’s title from “senior vice president of player personnel” to “senior personnel consultant.”

This indicates he won’t have much of a say when it comes to personnel decisions, leaving the big ideas to Schoen and Co.

Chris is a partial owner of the Giants along with his family members. John Mara’s nephew, Tim McDonnell, has now been elevated to the top of the player personnel category. NFL teams are normally scattered with nepotism, but the Giants have been a more extreme case in recent years, which has impacted their decision-making.

Michael Strahan is all in on Kayvon Thibodeaux:

Former Giants great Michael Strahan has taken a hands-on approach in helping Kayvon Thibodeaux reach his potential. At the collegiate level, Thibodeaux was always a charismatic player with elite potential, displaying flashes of greatness throughout his career.

Now, Thibodeau is looking to make an impact at the NFL level with New York. Thibodaux is capable of changing a game at any given moment with his phenomenal pass rush moves and tangible trades. However, he’s also a leader and brings contagious energy to the football field and locker room.

“I believe we got a good pick who’s going to bring some joy to Giants fans for some years to come,” Strahan told former Tiki Barber on WFAN Sports Radio’s Tiki & Tierney. “I just hope he’ll allow me to help him as much as I can if there’s anything he needs.”

Strahan has put in a great deal of effort to help transition Thibodeaux from the collegiete level to the big leagues. Sometimes, players can get lost in the eye of the storm. Thibodaux has done a great job weaving his way through the bright lights.

“He understands that in order for all those other things to happen, as you and I did, then you gotta be a great football players, because that’s your primary business,” Strahan told Barber. “Never mess up your primary business expecting for a secondary business to take off. Because at his age, there’s no business that’s going to be as good for him as football is going to be good for him. And he gets that, he understands it and I think the kid’s gonna be a great player.”