Steve Tisch has always been a 50-50 partner with John Mara in owning the Giants. That’s the agreement their fathers reached in 1991, and it is unlikely to change financially. Now, though, Tisch wants to have more say in what happens to their team.
Tisch said on Monday that he intends to have a more active role in the day-to-day decision-making for the Giants, a job that, with Tisch based in California, has always fallen mostly to Mara.
“I am involved and I would like to be more involved and I will be more involved,” Tisch said. “I will be here more physically, but the opportunities that John and I spend with each other in the same building or the same stadium or the same locker room will increase.”
It’s unclear whether that desire stems from frustration about the decision that was made to fire coach Pat Shurmur on Monday but retain general manager Dave Gettleman. Mara said he and Tisch were in “lockstep” regarding those calls.
Tisch insisted that there is “no friction” between them, calling their relationship “challenging” but “rewarding” and “very, very functional.”
“Partnerships are hard, professional ones and domestic ones, but I feel we have a very good one,” Tisch said. “We always, with some difference of opinions expressed and communicated, get to the same point.”
Notes & quotes: Sterling Shepard said he went to the hospital on Sunday night to have his bruised lower back examined after he was kneed in the area twice. He said rest will allow him to recover . . . Rookie linebacker Ryan Connelly, who tore his ACL in October, and tight end Evan Engram (Lisfranc injury) both expect to be ready for training camp. Said Engram, “It wasn’t a full-blown tear, but it needed some fixing.” Connelly said he is on track to begin straight-line running in February. He likely will be penciled in as a starter.