5. Hire an offensive coordinator with innovative play calling
A major cause of the offensive woes for the New York Giants this season has been the offensive play calling of head coach Pat Shurmur. Shurmur has been reluctant to relinquish his duties as the play caller on offense, something that is likely to lead to his firing following the conclusion of the season.
Shurmur was brought in as the head coach because he was viewed as a smart offensive-minded coach, who would be able to lead a talented offense that was loaded with weapons. Instead, he his play calling has had dismal results and has had a large number of head scratching decisions. In addition, his usage of Saquon Barkley has been called into question, as the running back has been unable to replicate last season’s stellar results.
For as poor as the Giants have been this year, they possess a good core of offensive players with the likes of Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate III and Darius Slayton. The Giants need a head coach and offensive coordinator who are innovative and smart enough to utilize the immense talent that they possess on offense.
Having a head coach who is capable of making smart game management decisions and an offensive coordinator who is able to effectively utilize the talents of the players on the roster will undoubtedly help make the offense improve next season.