Giants’ new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has changed the complexion of the Eli Manning offense. Manning has a new receiver in rookie Odell Beckham Jr. and new running backs in Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams. To say the least, things look a little different at Giants’ OTAs. Despite the change, Manning holds his team to a high standard.
“It should be second nature to us now,” Manning said, via ESPN.com’s Dan Graziano. “Calling plays, everyone should know what they’re doing, no mistakes, playing a little bit faster, getting up to the line of scrimmage quicker, getting the ball snapped without as much thinking. I think we did a pretty good job today. I thought the tempo was good. It was hot and we ran a lot of plays, but I thought we had a good tempo and felt a little more confident with everything, with the adjustments, the changing of the plays. Everything is happening a little quicker, so I think that’s a positive.”
Wide receiver Beckham Jr. is out with a hamstring injury and Mario Manningham is still rehabbing his knee, so he has not put in much work with two of the top four players at the position. Manning doesn’t see a big problem with the absence of the key players.
“There are a lot of different plays and a lot of different things going on, but maybe not as much reading as a receiver,” Manning said. “If you know what the play is, then you should be fine. It’s just about getting open. You don’t have to make as many decisions, probably, as a receiver, but there are still a lot of things to it. We’re still fine-tuning a few things.”