In the midst of installing a new offense and eager to help Eli Manning bounce back from a brutal 2013 season, the Giants have a plan to turn their veteran quarterback into a version of Drew Brees.
“Yeah, it is different,” Manning said. “You come into the season a little nervous; you just don’t have (the same comfort). You have a good feel for it, but not to where I want it to be. That’s with repetition and more plays.”
Don’t kid yourself. If this O-line doesn’t get it together, whatever improvements were made to the rest of the roster will go for naught.
Installing a new offense is a difficult task for any coordinator. You have to rid your players of old habits and teach them new techniques. Ben McAdoo will likely struggle with Eli Manning.
This is the time to deliver messages to a football team. Tom Coughlin and his coaching staff did so emphatically on Thursday, the final day of the Giants’ minicamp.
Victor Cruz is eager to show off the Giants’ new offense. But that doesn’t mean it was easy watching former coordinator Kevin Gilbride exit East Rutherford.
What the Giants have here is not the end of the world. It’s an opportunity. If Matt Flynn indeed comes in for a workout, Big Blue should take a good, hard look at him.
You have to admire Cruz for his willingness to subject himself to the rigors of backfield work, even if it’s just for the sake of gimmickry. But there’s no way the kid should play even a snap at running back.
Ben McAdoo plans to mix and match what he learned with the Green Bay Packers with parts of Kevin Gilbride’s playbook in coming up with a new offense for the New York Giants.
While we all recognize that new coordinators prefer to bring in their own guys as well as their own playbooks — and heaven knows, the Giants need a fresh voice in the offensive meetings — there is still a sadness about Pope’s departure.
Well-regarded tight ends coach Mike Pope is out after two stints and a total of 23 seasons with the team. “These are very difficult decisions,” coach Tom Coughlin said.
“I think this is the best coach for the job,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “With his experiences, I think he brings a lot to the table. Our players are going to be excited to hear what he has to say.”
The man who will be in charge of revitalizing Eli Manning’s career is the same coach who helped Aaron Rodgers maintain his excellence.
In scouring the NFL for a new OC, now that Kevin Gilbride has retired under the impending threat of involuntary termination, the Giants must find someone who is compatible with Eli Manning. That’s first and foremost.
Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo will interview to be the Giants’ offensive coordinator this weekend, according to multiple reports.