Olivier Vernon feels like 'new guy in school'

The Giants prized free agent pick-up is the new kid on the block, but is already a fan of his teammates and head coach Ben McAdoo.

       Olivier Vernon is the marquee free agent that the New York Giants have signed this offseason with hopes of turning around the luck for the franchise. On Thursday Vernon had his first media session as a member of the Big Blue Nation and talked about the new changes in his life.

"It’s going pretty well," said Vernon of his first few days as a Giant. "When I came to the building, a lot of the guys approached me and said their name. I felt welcomed. That’s a good feeling. It’s like the first day of school. You’re the new guy at school and pretty much trying to get to know everybody. From that aspect, I feel like everything is going pretty smooth right now."

Coming in as the most lucrative defensive end in NFL history, he just wants to settle in with the team and do what’s asked of him.

“Whatever the game plan is or however the scheme is run, I’m gonna just run it," noted Vernon. "However I can contribute.”

Joining Vernon on the defensive line will Jason Pierre-Paul and he was asked about was it like meeting him as a new teammate.

“He’s a cool guy,” Vernon said. “He stressed about winning and getting back on top, the biggest thing was getting these wins” he added. 

Head coach Ben McAdoo is preaching "evolution, not revolution" and the newly signed defensive end took a liking to his new coach's style. 

"I feel like he’s a good guy," said Vernon. "As far as his first team meeting, first day, he laid it out. He showed his whole plan of what he wanted to accomplish. Straightforward. I get the sense he’s not going to play games with you. He’s going to tell you how it is. That’s the kind of coaching that I like."


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