Ben McAdoo hired as Giants’ offensive coordinator

ben mcadooThe Giants have decided to hire Packers’ QB coach Ben McAdoo to be their new offensive coordinator (Giants).

“Working for a class organization like the Giants and a championship coach like Tom Coughlin, and being able to work with Eli Manning, who is a very talented and proven quarterback, is very exciting for me,” McAdoo said in a release. “We have a great opportunity in front of us and I can’t wait to get started.”

McAdoo, 36, spent six seasons in Green Bay as the tight ends coach before taking over as quarterback coach for the Packers in 2012.

Previously, McAdoo was with the San Francisco 49ers, where he served as as assistant offensive line/quality control coach in 2005.

“This is obviously a big step,” he said. “It’s also another step in the progression of a coach’s career. It’s a golden opportunity for me. It’s an opportunity I feel I’ve been groomed for. And I look forward to it.”

McAdoo had meetings with Miami and Cleveland this week, before the Giants inked him to a two-year deal as their new OC.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants decided not to wait and pulled the trigger on McAdoo. Many fans have made their feelings known that McAdoo is the right guy to reinvent QB Eli Manning and get the Giants’ vertical passing game back in swing.

For reaction from Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning, click hereFor more of John’s thoughts on the hiring, click here

SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano joins GEICO SportsNite to discuss the Giants’ hiring of Ben McAdoo as their new offensive coordinator.

19 comments
Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

So here is my thought of the day...is McAdoo the next Spagnuolo or Sheridan?

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

As I've already stated I LOVE the move, but I was wondering why only a two year deal? I would of thought 3 years would of been the norm for a new OC. Anybody have any feedback or opinions on the length of the contract? I am definitely excited to see what McAdoo brings to the table. I like what he said about bringing an up-temp, attacking style offense...EXACTLY what we need IMO.

rock99
rock99

i am shockd they hired mcadoo.  i thought for sure sullivan was their man.  with that said, i couldnt be any happier.  he says "up-tempo, attack style offense."  please, please let that be true. 

mike23
mike23

Nice, was almost certain they were going to go with Sullivan just because he had prior relationship with the team and coach but glad to see them go a new/fresh direction... hopefully it brings some creativity and freshness to Eli and the Giants offense. 

dannym28
dannym28

Wow i love it Good job jerry

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Huge win for the GMen!! Only downside may be that if he excels, Giants right the ship and win a title in 2014-2015 (I know, I know) then he becomes an instant head coach candidate. Could be gone within a year.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

Mr.F--

Great News, Poor choice of WORDs....

"....REINVENT QB Eli Manning..."

... come on, You're Better than THAT !!!

REESE is BROKEN !!!

FeWell is BROKEN !!!

MARA is BROKEN !!!

O-Line is BROKEN !!!

RB's are BROKEN !!!

WR's are BROKEN !!!

TE's are BROKEN !!!

DE's are BROKEN !!!

LBer's are BROKEN !!!

CB's are BROKEN !!!

Special Teams are BROKEN !!!

the NYG's Draft Strategy, is BROKEN !!!

the NYG's 1 Year Contract, GIVE AWAY, is BROKEN !!!

the NYG's F.A. Program, is BROKEN !!!

.......................................... ELI is FINE !!!


fast_eddie
fast_eddie

I'm very glad they went with McAdoo and didn't hire Mike Sullivan as the OC because he would of been like Gilbride-lite and we really need someone fresh and brand new to the team with a completely different philosophy on the offensive side of the ball. The fact that he coached Aaron Rodgers is a big selling point as far as I'm concerned. Eli needs to be re-energized and this is the guy to do it in my opinion. Good move Giants! Now Jerry Reese needs to get moving and get Eli some reinforcements. 

cole3244
cole3244

the times they are a changin and that's a good thing, congrats tc on taking a chance.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

@Peter Sinapi 


Well, since McAdoo is the Offensive Coordinator and NOT the the Defensive Coordinator like Spags and Sheridan were, the answer is obviously neither.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

In my opinion Eli always operated best in the 4 minute offense. Perhaps up tempo is what they need, but I doubt TC allows it.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Eli is fine? Really? Really? He is broken and needs to be rebuilt. He has David Carr syndrome right now. I don't doubt he can rebound and that he could still be great but Eli needs to prove himself again.

SNYGiants
SNYGiants moderator

@Skookaloop No he's not. He was a big reason the offense failed. Peyton and Brady do it with different faces every year. So does Rodgers. Eli had the same faces and fell flat

joeknix
joeknix

@Peter Sinapi This is a fantastic hire and I've been saying for quite some time that Eli looks his best when he plays in a no huddle or quick decision offense where thing are run at the line.  Coughlin would have brought back Sullivan if he was going to pull the reigns . . . this move was done to make a drastic change so I don't see Coughlin as a hindrance to this plan.

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@Peter Sinapi Ben is making all the offensive play calling, it will be his decision. TC will allow it to happen. 

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Kind of what I figured as well. I would think it was discussed at some point. But do you see the Giants going forward with a 37-38 year old coach after having the oldest?

joeknix
joeknix

@SNYGiants@Skookaloop I'm not going to go as far as to say all the positions are broken but NOBODY could survive with an offensive line and broken running game that we threw out there . . . especially with the scheme that Gilbride ran that was so reliant on establishing a run to setup play action.  If you cannot run the ball and you cannot protect long enough to run play action then how and the heck can Eli succeed.  The Giants were the most injured team in the league last year by a LONG SHOT (thought you'd like those CAPS Skoo, LOL).  http://nypost.com/2014/01/10/giants-were-the-most-injured-team-in-the-nfl-study-shows/


You are right . . . Eli did fall flat . . . on his back mostly.  However, he's not broken.  I hope, I hope, I hope we got OL in 2 of the first 3 rounds and get that hoss of a TE from Notre Dame (Troy Niklas) in round 3 . . . he's 270 lbs and acts as an extra blocker who can catch the ball.  Plug those holes and it will FIX Eli right up in a hurry.