Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
2. Why He Is Perfect For Manning:
As I mentioned before Manning had an incredible season in 2014. Yes the Giants had a 6-10 season, but it wasn’t the fault of the Giants’ quarterback. Manning needed to prove something last year because 2013 was such a disaster for him. Manning may be known for his inconsistency but the performance in 2014 was no fluke. If you could go all “Weird Science” about this and make Manning the perfect offensive coordinator for him, he would be just like McAdoo.
The west coast offense takes away the problem areas for Manning. In Kevin Gilbride’s offense he would drop back 5-7 steps on almost every pass and hurl it deep just to do it. There was a rhyme and reason to Gilbride’s methods, it just wasn’t the right reason for Manning. The quick release that is required of Manning in McAdoo’s offense keeps him in a rhythm. The passing game is calculated and designed with great route progressions that keep everything on schedule. The offense gives Manning structure and flow, which maximizes his performance.
With this offense there is an artistry involved. It requires Manning uses his high football intellect, go through his progressions and make a quick decision and a quick throw. Many of Manning’s interceptions in previous seasons were on forced deep throws. McAdoo sets the deep ball up. Once the defense starts getting aggressive with the short and intermediate routes, he has Manning beat them deep. McAdoo’s offense takes advantage of Manning’s strengths while avoiding his weaknesses.
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