“No question,” the 30-year-old told Newsday. “We’ve got the skill set to do that. We showed flashes last year, but they were obviously being overshadowed by what we didn’t do so well.”
Replacing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and special teams coach Tom Quinn might be a good start, or end for that matter.
“They gave great effort, but in this league, as we all know, that’s not good enough,” McAdoo said. “We need to handle the stunts better and execute a little better.”
The Giants caught 32 passes on Thursday night. Twenty-eight were thrown by Eli Manning, and four came from the arm of Washington QB Kirk Cousins.
Both teams know that their respective 1-2 starts won’t cut it if the NFC East-leading Eagles are going to keep coming from behind to win every game.
After a couple off iffy performances, the 11-year veteran hit 75 percent of his passes (21 of 28), threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in a 30-17 win over Houston on Sunday. His quarterback rating was a whopping 123.2.
Armed with his alter ego, which in this case manifested itself in the form on Tom ‘Ah-Ha’ Coughlin, Craig attempted to simplify Big Blue’s complex new system…
Victor Cruz has been a productive member of the New York Giants’ offense for four years now. In his first three seasons in the league, he averaged over 1,000 yards receiving each year. But as his statistics have declined, so has his patience. Cruz thinks that more targets by Eli Manning will turn into more production for him.
The star wide receiver, one of the Giants’ five team captains, knows that targeting him just twice in the first half is not a winning formula.
The last thing the Giants need is to start this season like they did last season. Monday night’s effort in Detroit didn’t exactly calm many nerves on that front.
A loss in the opening week of the season can be a lot more important for teams that are not established. The Giants should have an opportunity to learn a bit more about their identity in their opener tonight against Detroit.
Let the Giants season begin. How it ends, nobody knows. But starting off with a win would bring a lot of peace to a lot of minds, not the least of which belongs to Tom Coughlin.
New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is heading into the regular season under the microscope.
After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason.
With two weeks left until the regular-season opener in Detroit on Sept. 8, the Giants’ new offense is struggling, and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning does not look comfortable.