The New York Giants do not want a repeat of what happened in the 2013 season in which they looked about as far from a playoff team as you can get. Part of fixing that process was bringing in Ben McAdoo to run the offensive side of the ball, and so far head coach Tom Coughlin seems pretty happy with that decision.
In speaking about the offensive change recently, Coughlin noted that the offense will be rejuvenated this upcoming season, which no doubt is music to Giant fans’ ears.
“I felt like this would be an opportunity for us to rejuvenate those veteran players who were here, Eli for one, to force all of us to learn, again, a new system, a new communication process,” Coughlin said. “For 10 years we had used the same system — we got two Super Bowls and accomplished an awful lot of things offensively — but last year wasn’t one of those years. We turned it over way too much.”
He then went on to note that when former coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired, that’s when it set in that things needed to change drastically.
“I just felt like after Kevin retired that this might be the time to make a wholesale change and in so doing reinvigorate the entire system, the coaches that were kept, the veteran players who have been here, to put new energy into their preparation,” Coughlin said.
Whether or not the wholesale changes will pay dividends this season remains to be seen, but that all falls on how well the players are able to pick up the scheme once the regular season starts.