Ben McAdoo’s Offense: 3 Big Things

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Sep 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (9) looks at the playbook during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Giants 25-14. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There has been much discussion about the New York Giants offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo and his exciting brand of football. Many believe that McAdoo is the next big thing in NFL coaching; there has been great speculation that he could be the eventual successor to Tom Coughlin as the Giants head coach. So with McAdoo there is a lot to talk about.

McAdoo coming to the Giants was a big thing for quarterback Eli Manning. In his first season in McAdoo’s offense Manning threw for 4,421 yards and 30 touchdowns. It was a comeback year for Manning, who threw 27 interceptions in 2013. Manning looked like a brand new player; while he has had great seasons in the past this was a completely different Eli.

The one area where the Giants struggled last season, was running the football. The Giants couldn’t get anything substantial going on the ground in most of the 2014 games. To be fair, much of that had to do with the Giants poor offensive line play and Rashad Jennings suffering injuries.

In a previous post I talked about the basics of the west coast offense. Today I am going to take a look more at McAdoo himself. McAdoo is one of the brightest up and coming football minds in the NFL. Here are three big things about the Giants offensive coordinator.

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