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With their original Saturday meeting derailed by northeast weather, the Giants will interview Packers QB coach Ben McAdoo on Monday. He’ll join a list of candidates that includes Mike Sullivan, Karl Dorrell (Texas QB coach) and Dowell Loggains (former Titans OC). The 36-year old McAdoo interviewed for the Browns head coaching position last week, and his reputation as an offensive mind is growing swiftly. These are the words of Aaron Rodgers, who jokingly told McAdoo to list him as a reference during the process:
"“He’s a guy who really understands scheme and preparation and how to install plays. He did a great job the last couple years installing the red zone, and you saw him in front of the room every week. Every week he got more comfortable. More of his personality came out. There were jokes. There was an ability to control the room…”"
McAdoo was promoted to handle the quarterback position following the departure of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin from Green Bay in 2011. In the six years prior (from 2006 to 2011) he coached tight ends under Mike McCarthy, ameliorating the development of Jermichael Finley along the way.
Should Giants brass desire to “air out the room” and change the offensive flavor, McAdoo would be an intriguing option. At this point, however, Sullivan remains the lead candidate due to the comfortability factor. Insistence on the familiar can often result in a fatal misstep… The Giants need new blood.