Giants quarterback Eli Manning will be working for a new offensive coordinator for the first time since Kevin Gilbride took over the job during the 2006 season and he shared some of his early impressions of Ben McAdoo on a Thursday conference call.
Manning said he’s been impressed by McAdoo’s offensive mindset during their conversations, although he said it’s still unclear how the offense will be changing for the 2014 season. Manning said he hopes there’s some blending with what the Giants did before, but said he’s excited to learn from the new coach.
“In a way it will be exciting,” Manning said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “You have to come in and you have to learn some new things. Obviously, what the changes will be — if it will be completely changed with the terminology and formations or if we’ll keep some of those things and bring in all of his concepts — I don’t know if the coaches have all figured that out yet as well.”
It will be interesting to see how Manning, coming off perhaps his worst season since his rookie year, adapts to whatever changes McAdoo installs as he reshapes the Giants offense into one the team hopes will get out of its own way more often next season.