Here is the best of general manager Jerry Angelo from Monday's conference call.
Angelo was first asked if hiring Martz means the offensive philosophy will change:
"It's a change. We know that. We'll wait and see what Mike does. Obviously, we know what Mike's reputation is. He likes to throw the football. He's very aggressive in play calling. He runs an attacking offense. We wanted to make change. We wanted to be something different than what we were and we just felt after going through the process that Mike really presented what we considered the best plan for us."
Will you have to change the roster to accommodate the type of players who excel in Martz's offense?
"No. We talked about that. Our roster is pretty well set. We don't have the first two picks in the draft. Free agency, potentially will be very limited. It's not like we won't look for players like we do every year but we're not going into this thinking we have to have an overhaul with our offense.
"I spoke with Mike and went over the roster as did Lovie and gave him my perception of our roster and I feel it's applicable with his philosophy. There's going to be some adjustments. There are going to be some nuances. Some things aren't going to work exactly the way he would like the in beginning but that's part of the adjustment coaches make and sometimes players.
"So, I feel like [he has] the nucleus of what he needs to make his offense work. It was very clear to me that he felt very comfortable with our offensive personnel."
The perception has been that Martz was Lovie's guy and Angelo was less than thrilled with the decision, which Angelo denied:
"with all the candidates, my thinking might be a little different than Lovie's in that I'm looking at it in some ways a little different than he's looking at it but we talked through that. I went to Lovie and we talked a lot about what we're looking for, the best fit, and there's a lot that goes into it. But absolutely not. The more we talked about it the more we worked through it and used the same process for every candidate.
"I was 100 percent on board with Lovie's decision and for the right reasons. We said we wanted to make change. Mike Martz brings a change in our offensive style. It brings a change for everybody, for our coaching staff and those who were here, it will be a change for our players and it will be a change for us [in] personnel. But it will be a positive change. He comes in with a very good track record and a wealth of experience and we're real excited about the prospects."
Angelo said he understood why Perry Fewell became the Giants' defensive coordinator instead of accepting the same position with the Bears:
" understood where perry was coming from. Perry has ambitions to be a head coach and my take was he felt with an offensive head coach maybe he was in a better position to create a better path professionally for himself because he made it very clear that he wanted to be a head coach. He even asked me what I thought would be his best path to be a head coach in the league. I gave him my thoughts but I could see he was very driven by that so I understood why he did what he did."
Why did the process last so long? If Martz was the guy, why not interview him first?
"Lovie's relationship with Mike was obvious. Everybody knew that, so we decided why not explore people we've heard about and done research on and like and want to know? We didn't want to slant the field to anybody. By bringing Mike in, maybe that perception would've been out there. So we brought in all the candidates we were able to talk to. No everybody we wanted to talk to we were able to talk to and we felt once we exhausted that we would bring Mike in. At the end, as I said, we were impressed with mike in the day and a half he was here. We all had that feel-good [feeling]. We talked about it this morning for a few hours on the direction we wanted to go into. We even talked about bringing somebody else in but we felt like we were all comfortable. There's no guarantee with anybody, but we didn't want to continue to spin our wheels either."