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Giants hire Ben McAdoo, shake up offensive staff

The Giants announced Monday that they had hired Packers Quarterbacks Coach Ben McAdoo to replace Kevin Gilbride as their Offensive Coordinator for the 2014 season.

McAdoo, 36, spent the last eight seasons as a member of Mike McCarthy’s coaching staff, serving the last two years as the QB Coach, after a six-year stint as Tight Ends Coach.

He has held positions with the 49ers and Saints in the NFL, and Stanford, Akron, Fairfield, Pittsburgh, and Michigan State in college football.

McAdoo was the fourth candidate interviewed by the Giants for the position: Mike Sullivan, Dowell Loggains, and Karl Dorrell were also considered.

“I think this is the best coach for the job,” Tom Coughlin said to the Associated Press. “With his experiences, I think he brings a lot to the table. Our players are going to be exited to hear what he has to say.”

McAdoo had to coach Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzein, and Matt Flynn to execute the Packers’ offense in Aaron Rodgers’ absence this season, and the team still won the NFC North.

Packers QBs averaged 283.6 passing yards per game and had a 91.7 Passer Rating.

McAdoo’s deal is for two years.

One day after the McAdoo signing was announced, the Giants announced that TE Coach Mike Pope and Running Backs Coach Jerald Ingram have both been let go.  Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that QB Coach Sean Ryan will be reassigned to a new position, but should stay with the team.

A shakeup seems to be coming to the Giants offense, finally digging them out of the Gilbride Era and pushing them toward the future.

Joe Vasile | Featured Columnist

Joe Vasile is the voice of the Fayetteville (NC) SwampDogs.  Follow him on Twitter at @JoeVasilePBP.