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Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo may not be donning the headset and his abnormally large clipboard anymore, but that didn’t stop him from commenting on the team’s new left tackle.

McAdoo, who was fired after a 2-10 start in the 2017 season, addressed a number of topics in an interview with The New York Post, including Nate Solder, who’s free-agent pact with the Giants made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league

“I don’t think he’s a very good player,” McAdoo said. “But I think it will help them in a lot of ways where they needed help in that room in the past and they haven’t had anyone to do that.”

While Solder’s high price tag certainly carries some risk, he is undoubtedly an upgrade to an offensive line that Pro Football Focus ranked as the 7th worst in the league in 2017.

Solder, New England’s first-round pick in 2011, played seven seasons with the Patriots before signing with New York and protected Tom Brady’s blindside in three Super Bowls.