After eight seasons assisting Mike McCarthy, Ben McAdoo has left the Green Bay Packers and has become the new offensive coordinator for the New York Giants. Kevin Gilbride, the former offensive coordinator, stepped down from his position after about seven years with the team on January 2. After a rough offensive performance this season, a change might be just what the Giants need moving forward.
McAdoo has been with the Packers for eight years, two as a quarterbacks coach and six as a tight end coach. Seeing the success the Packers have had the past few years offensively, especially with Aaron Rodgers and his receivers, it is obvious that McAdoo might be able to bring the offensive revitalization that Eli Manning and the rest of the offense need.
Both Manning and Coughlin seem supportive with the change and ready to move forward offensively.
"Obviously he's had a ton of success in Green Bay and I look forward to working with him and improving our offense," said Manning.
Although the Packers went without Rodgers for seven games this season, they still had an impressive offensive performance; winning the NFC North in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears and before bowing out in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. Such success under the pressure is something that has not gone unnoticed by Coughlin.
""I think the players will respond to this," admitted Coughlin of the change at offensive coordinator. "We're going to try to compromise the system with what we have here. However, there will be change. And that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and our players."
Not only are Manning and Coughlin excited for a hopefully positives change in the offense preparation this season, but McAdoo is ready to go to work in New York, noting he was ready to start with the changes.
"We're going to be an up-tempo, attacking-style offense," noted McAdoo. "We're going to play with good energy. And we're going to rely on fundamentals."
That sounds like a man ready to get the Giants back to their fast-paced and successful super bowl winning offense.
"I was very, very impressed by the presentation that he made, in terms of the fundamental details of his presentation," said Coughlin.
The Giants look forward to making big changes this offseason, one of the most crucial already being made. The next few weeks will bring player changes as well as McAdoo's plan for next season.