Giants couldn’t let McAdoo slip away

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The hiring of Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator pumps some oxygen into the Giants’ coaches lounge and is intended to revitalize a sliding Eli Manning and a stale, battered Giants offense.

The Giants had to act quickly after meeting with McAdoo yesterday. They could not let this talented young man get wooed away by the Dolphins and Ravens, who he was scheduled to meet with this week.

The 36-year-old McAdoo can also been seen as a long-term hire by the Giants, possibly a head coach in-waiting. He impressed the Giants with the results he got out of Packers’ QBs this year after Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. The Packers stayed afloat and made a playoff run after Rodgers returned.

From Conor Orr of the Star Ledger:

“The Giants warmed to McAdoo quickly. He was the last candidate the team interviewed after Mike Sullivan, Karl Dorrell and Dowell Loggains.

Since McAdoo became Rodgers’ quarterbacks coach in 2012, Rodgers has completed 67 percent of his passes for 56 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The consistency was important for the Giants, who only interviewed candidates with experience teaching quarterbacks.”

And there you have it.

Are their more coaching changes on the way? We’ll see. It seems Sean Ryan is likely out as QB coach, with perhaps McAdoo handling the QBs himself. Ryan could go back to coaching the WRs, but the Giants have Kevin Gilbride Jr. there.

The Giants probably will not part ways with their three veteran assistants: Mike Pope (TEs), Pat Flaherty (OL) and Jerald Ingram (RBs), who all are well-respected at their positions.

McAdoo’s deal is for two years, according to SNYGiants Insider Ralph Vacchiano.


Nice job, really thought they were going to go with Sullivan but glad to see them give this guy a shot, hopefully Eli and the offense look much better and more consistent/creative etc.... Time for Reese to get Eli some offensive line help as well as figure out WR (nicks or someone equal or better) and find a legit running back as well. Tight End is needed too. 

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Wonder if he will bring the spread offense of 2012, early 2013 of the reinvented offense with Eddie Lacy and Matt Flynn?