“When you talk to guys that come in, it’s not instant, but there’s a very quick assimilation into what we’re doing. We want guys to feel comfortable, we want guys to be able to be themselves, but we’re going to demand a lot from them and expect them to play well.

“I think that, paired with the type of personalities Ted’s brought in and the way Mike does things, has allowed us to have guys step in and play well.”

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