Giants’ new offense about ‘halfway’ done

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.”




12 comments
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

"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 ."

Does this opening paragraph suggest that the Giants might draft Eric Ebron or Austin-Seferian Jenkins (newfangled, cutting edge features) or perhaps Troy NIklas or C.J Fiedorowic (old, conventional Giant offense). I think all will be solid NFL TE's. Ebron comes with more hype and possible more potential. Based on all the film I've seen on Ebron, he is most  dangerous between the 20 yard lines ( in the middle of the field). Niklas is more effective in the red zone (big target), Fiedorowich more of a possession TE (like Kevin Boss) and Jenkins is a mixture of both, but inconsistent. it's going to be a very tough decision for Reese to make when it comes time to select a TE.

hashburry
hashburry

Here we go again.  Bigger in not necessarily better.  This O-line needs to perform, not break scales.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

If nothing else, it'll give us all a reason to watch the pre-season games.  I'm very interested to see this "new" offense.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Just add a little Mik Evans, and I will be just as excited.

spider43
spider43

@Michael Stewart  ....  Reese might not even address the TE position this year. Even if he did, it would likely be 2nd round or beyond, and the Giants would rarely utilize the rookie, no thanks to Coughlin. I think it's just as likely the Giants beef up on all their other weak areas, and worry about TE next year, since they have always under utilized the position. Just because McAdoo is here, doesn't mean they are going to accommodate his desire for a better TE. They're likely going to stick McAdoo with Adrien Robinson come hell or high water and tell him to make it work.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Michael Frias I wonder how much of the new offense the Giants will show in preseason though. They may want to keep it under wraps to better utilize the element of surprise during the regular season.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@spider43

@Michael Stewart

 I agree with you that the Giants will most likely not draft a TE in the 1st round. But I do believe they are going to draft a TE in this years draft, based on 2 reasons:

1. Its a deep draft for TE

2. Robinson and Donnell are unproven

I believe rounds 2-4 could be where they select a TE

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

The "surprise" element will only las a couple of games. I would much rather then be fully versed by utilizing the preseason to master the offense. With that being Sao, no team shows a ton of their playbooj during the preseason.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@hashburry @Michael Frias Obviously the Giants won't be reinventing the wheel. However as long as there are plays the Giants haven't previously been using the element of surprise can still be there for the opposition. I've seen it countless times in the comment section fans saying they could predict almost every time what play was upcoming last season. So if fans could do that certainly opposing coaches and players who were being paid to do so could.