The Giants are installing a brand new offense, which is reportedly about halfway done. It will be a mixture of the old, conventional Giant offense with newfangled, cutting edge features being infused by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo .
But head coach Tom Coughlin believes the team can also solve a lot of the “broken” offense’s problems by injecting newer, bigger players (such as free agent linemen Geoff Schwartz and John Jerry) and getting back to a balanced attack. He’s optimistic and energized.
From Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post:
“Offensively we have to get back to Giants football,” Coughlin said. “When I say that, I mean Jerry and Geoff — big human beings in the NFC East. We weren’t very big up front last year. It’s further to run around those big guys. We’re going to have balance [between run and pass]… “I know it’s going to fire up Eli. I know he’ll be excited.”
McAdoo will bring an up-tempo, fresh approach to the offense, similar to the one he worked under in Green Bay. Much of it is designed to keep Eli’s blood pumping. Last season, the offense was slow, sluggish, limited and predictable. This year should be different.
From Tom Rock of Newsday via Twitter:
TC: “Balance has always put Eli at his very best.” Says btwn old Giants schemes and McAdoo additions, playbook in “Encyclopedia Britannica.”….says Eli will “absolutely” retain the ability to control offense at line of scrimmage as in years past.
As for managing McAdoo, who has never called plays in the NFL before, Coughlin gave an assuring statement: “He’ll have someone in his ear.”