The New York Giants took the first step in rectifying the “broken” offense that took the field every Sunday through out the 2013 season with the hiring of the Green Bay Packers quarterback coach, Ben McAdoo.
A promise of an “uptempo attacking style offense” was the bold, yet refreshing quote from the new coordinator who helped Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers to be consistently among the league leaders in scoring and yards.
The 36 year coordinator has earned his stellar reputation of being an innovative and respected young coach after being groomed in the Green Bay system under Coach McCarthy. McAdoo coached the tight ends for 6 years and the last two working with the quarterbacks.
His impact should be felt immediately:
The Giants ranked 28th in the NFL in both yards (307.5) and points per game (18.4) in 2013. Green Bay’s offense was third in the league in yards a game (400.3) and tied for eighth in scoring (26.1 points a game).
McAdoo’s resume doesn’t just include being at that forefront of a juggernaut offense in Green Bay. This past season McAdoo worked pure magic when his all world quarterback went down with a broken collar-bone. He diligently worked with 3 “back up” quarterbacks for almost half the season, to keep the Packers in playoff contention. One of the back ups quarterbacks, Matt Flynn wasn’t even on the roster until he was resigned on November 12th.
Coach Coughlin agrees the players will respond during this new learning year.
”I think the players will respond to this. We’re going to try to compromise the system with what we have here. However, there will be change. And that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and our players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system – good. That’s another fire in their rear end.”
For those Giants fans pointing out the lack of game changing personnel…your opinion is duly noted. The offensive coordinator was needed first so the Giants can go out and acquire the right players to fit McAdoo’s new uptempo offense.
Victor Cruz and Jerrel Jernigan should excel in this new style of play and the offensive line remains a priority.
Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor