New York Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan reports Ben McAdoo has installed a “quick-hitting passing attack that is predicated on timing.”
McAdoo, who was employed for eight years with the Green Bay Packers, became the Giants’ offensive coordinator on January 14.
Among numerous tasks, McAdoo must correct erratic quarterback Eli Manning.
Following a miserable 2013 campaign, the 33-year-old Manning had ankle surgery on April 10 and didn’t participate in organized team activities this past spring.
New York could have extended Manning’s contract before he underwent the knife and gained significant cap relief.
However, fearing a decline under center, general manager Jerry Reese wasn’t willing to renegotiate with Manning.
The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Manning tossed 18 touchdowns, against 27 interceptions, for 3,818 yards last season.
Even more worrisome, the two-time Super Bowl MVP completed an atrocious 57.5 percent of his 551 attempts.
Since getting drafted first overall out of Mississippi in 2004, Manning’s thrown 229 scores, in comparison to 171 picks, for 35,345 yards over 153 games.
Owning the current record for consecutive starts by a passer, Peyton’s brother possesses tremendous arm strength and releases the ball with great zip.
Unfortunately, teaming with brittle receivers and substandard protectors, Manning has been further exposed as an inaccurate turnover machine.
With Manning directing the league’s 28th ranked offense, Big Blue finished 7-9 and again failed to make the playoffs.
To reenergize Manning and help spearhead his rebound, the Giants signed four linemen, added electric wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., and lured McAdoo from Green Bay.
Despite his ample drawbacks, Manning exudes confidence and never gets rattled.
Plus, with countless rules designed to coddle signal-callers, the three-time Pro Bowl selection will likely remain Big Blue’s face until roughly 2020.
Although a permanent headache, Manning should hear more cheers than boos this autumn in the swamps of Jersey.
Ultimately, dismissing Ben McAdoo’s fresh system, Manning’s “passing” and “timing” will determine the Giants’ fate.
Eli Manning needs to thrive and contend for the 2014 Comeback Player of the Year award.by