The New York Giants offense will be taking the field for the first time in the regular season this coming Sunday night. The first team offense had a less than stellar showing throughout the preseason and there were a few areas of the offense that needed to be refined. Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo spoke with the Giants Beat about personal groups, ideal execution, and the offensive keys to Sunday’s showdown.
The talk of the town regarding the Giants offense always features Odell Beckham Jr. The reining OROY of the year looked rusty in preseason, but his head coordinator expects that to change.
“I expect Odell to go out and execute,” McAdoo stated bluntly. “He’s had a nice couple weeks of practice.”
While the Giants’ faithful may have a few ounces of concern, McAdoo seemed adamant that OBJ was only further building off the progress he had made from a season ago. As for the disconcerting passing game, McAdoo said there is a definitive different between the preseason and the regular season.
“It wasn’t as crisp as we wanted it to be in the preseason,” McAdoo commented about the passing game. “We didn’t get a ton of reps with the first group… That was the preseason. We’ve had a good couple days of practice and we need to go out and show it on Sundays.”
Obviously McAdoo is making the point that the timing and accuracy of the offense will be one of the biggest factors in deciding Sunday’s game. The Giants have the talent to match any franchise on offense this season; it’s all about execution. An aspect of the offense that McAdoo feels is far improved from a season ago is both the offensive line and running game.
“Yeah, it’s part of the reason why I’m excited about the big guys up front,” McAdoo said referencing his expectations of the Giants’ running game. “I feel like we’ll be more consistent there and have a chance to be a pretty good running team.”
As for who will be toting the rock for the G-Men, McAdoo refused to acknowledge that any RB on the roster had a designated role such as a third down back, lead back, change of pace back, etc.
“We like to spread the ball around and we’re going to challenge all of our backs to be complete players.”
McAdoo is implementing a dynamic offensive scheme for 2015, and judging by his comments during our interview with him, he believes the keys to the game will be Manning and OBJ’s timing as well as the blocking up front by the offensive line.
Hopefully the Giants will be able to execute on Sunday night in front of one of the rowdier crowds in the NFL.