The decision to keep Tom Coughlin looks better daily. With a great coaching staff the Giants hope to quickly repair their six win team of last year.
Coughlin is a proven winner. He has two Super Bowl wins to his credit. It does not matter if you think he got lucky, or if you think he is overrated. Rings silence critics and that is simply a fact. The Giants showed fight at the end of the 2014 season winning three of their final four games. With the help of Ben McAdoo and Steve Spagnuolo the goal is to get back to the NFL Playoffs in 2015.
Dec 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo before a game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
McAdoo orchestrated the Giants’ offense for the first time this past season and showed great promise. The Giants gained the 7th most yards per game in the NFL. Their top 10 offense saw Eli Manning put up a masterful 4,410 yards and 30 touchdown passes.
McAdoo did this in a season in which injuries rattled the team and the defense couldn’t stop a quality opponent. Geoff Schwartz, their all-pro guard, went down which forced the offensive line to be shuffled. McAdoo also had to go the bulk of the season without Victor Cruz.
In 2013, the Giants’ offense did not do nearly as well, with less excuses under the experienced Kevin Gilbride. The Giants ranked 19th in total offense in 2013. This shows the brilliance of McAdoo. In a year when nothing would go right, injuries were a problem and he was a rookie offensive coordinator, he led a top 10 offense.
Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC wild card playoff game at Heinz Field. The Ravens defeated the Steelers 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Looking over to the defensive side of the football, Spagnuolo is a very experienced coach. He was a part of Tom Coughlin’s first Super Bowl win. Spagnuolo brings a hard-nosed attitude and a climate of no nonsense for this defense.
With a proven head coach and defensive coordinator, and a budding offensive coordinator the Giants have one of the best coaching trios in football.
Things are looking promising though there is much offseason work to be done. Stay plugged into everything you need to know by subscribing to GMENHQ and getting our news, editorials and draft coverage in your inbox.
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