Defining New York’s New Look
Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said earlier this year that the offense was “broken”.
Enter: New guy Ben McAdoo with no connections to the G-Men, signifying a fresh start.
On Thursday, McAdoo had his first press appearance with the New York media and with the Giants offense being historically bad last season, he was very deliberate in where he goes from here.
“We’re going to be an offense that has an identity, first and foremost,” said McAdoo, via conference call. “We’re going to be sound, smart and tough. We’re going to be committed to discipline and poise, and at the end of the day, we’re going to hang our hat on the fundamentals.”
The Giants offense ranked 28th in the League last year as Manning threw a franchise-record 27 interceptions and was sacked a career-high 39 times.
“At this point we’re starting to build what we’re going to look like,” said McAdoo. “Every offensive system is its own living, breathing organism. At the end of the day, you have to make sure you’re flexible enough.”
For the first time under head coach Tom Coughlin, the Giants offense is going to look completely different. Over the next month, McAdoo and his offensive coaches will mold their thoughts into a new offensive identity for New York.
“It depends on what type of personnel you feed it to see what it’s going to look like. It’s a little early to know what we’re going to look like right now. The roster, we’re just in the beginning phases of what the roster is going to look like.”
The former Giants quarterback coach will surely have a huge hand in how the Giants handle free agency and the NFL Draft. McAdoo has already put an emphasis at tight end and running back.