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Ben McAdoo: Offense will be tailored to Eli’s strengths


Giants quarterback Eli Manning is coming off the worst full season of his career and he’s seen major upheaval on the offensive staff for the first time in many years, but he’s still the key to making the offense go.

That was the word from new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo in a conference call on Thursday. McAdoo talked about West Coast principles, wanting to be tough and smart and other things that gave a vague sense of what the offense will look like without Kevin Gilbride holding the reins, but the end result is going to have everything to do with Manning.

“As Eli gets his hands on it and has a chance to get comfortable with it, we’ll make tweaks here and there,” McAdoo said, via Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Really, as the offseason and training camp goes on, every offensive system tailors towards the strength of the starting quarterback. What he does well and what he doesn’t do well. At the end of the day, your system is built around the personnel, not the other way around.”

There are big question marks for the Giants at every other spot on the offense this offseason and their answers will give some idea about where the offense is headed with McAdoo at the helm. Any direction they go, though, McAdoo knows that they’ll only travel as far as Manning takes them.

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31 Responses to “Ben McAdoo: Offense will be tailored to Eli’s strengths”
  1. mrcwest519 says: Feb 27, 2014 2:40 PM

    I don’t know if it’s a good idea to build an offense around throwing interceptions…

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 27, 2014 2:45 PM

    Offense will be tailored to Eli’s strengths. Handing the ball off to a running back.

  3. pittsburghfan71 says: Feb 27, 2014 2:48 PM

    I hope he can get things turned around this year. It wasn’t as bad as watching the Texans but at some times it wasn’t an NFL Caliber offense out there.

  4. scaredhitless says: Feb 27, 2014 2:49 PM

    His biggest strength is winning Super Bowls against the New England Patriots.

    Other strengths include throwing into double coverage on a running play, creative turnovers i.e. failing to slide, throwing it lefty, and the dreaded pick-6.

  5. hmpennypacker says: Feb 27, 2014 2:49 PM

    This shouldn’t be too hard to tailor to his strengths. Eli is already pretty good at throwing interceptions before Mcadoo was hired.

  6. ingraven says: Feb 27, 2014 2:50 PM

    Ben McAdoo: Offense will be tailored to Eli’s strengths ………………. Which are????

  7. tjacks7 says: Feb 27, 2014 2:59 PM

    Throwing picks? They tried to tailor it around that last year with outstanding results.

  8. thevikesarebest says: Feb 27, 2014 3:03 PM

    Eli manning,throwing ints since 04.meanwhile the vikings are building the team of the decade.SKOL

  9. tommyribs says: Feb 27, 2014 3:12 PM

    Eli has skills, and can make plays.

    Yes it is funny to joke about handoffs and INTs – and it is deserved, it really is. But when he is right, he is as clutch as any QB in the league, and all you guys know it. He’s done it in the Playoffs and the SB, and he will do it again.

  10. ravenswhat says: Feb 27, 2014 3:20 PM

    Strengths? This is Eli right?

  11. trollaikman8 says: Feb 27, 2014 3:27 PM

    So it won’t be built around personality, wit, mental awareness, nasal breathing.

  12. whatjusthapped says: Feb 27, 2014 3:37 PM

    I believe Eli lead the league in INT’s last year and has consistently been up there in that dept over the past 5 years. Does that count as a strength?

  13. arwiv says: Feb 27, 2014 3:42 PM

    When you pair a stationary QB with a wet paper bag o-line, the results are not going to be pretty. Yes, we all know that Eli is prone to too many picks and too many bone-head decisions…but even the hater knows that when he is comfortable in the pocket he can shred apart any team out there and play some very clutch football. If they fix the line they fix eli, its really pretty simple.

  14. giantsfan2104 says: Feb 27, 2014 3:42 PM

    Killdrive’s stubborn play calling finally caught up with them last year.

    As long as McAdoo is willing to adjust, Eli and the offense should just fine.

  15. marima07 says: Feb 27, 2014 3:48 PM

    All receivers now must have Stickum sprayed on their helmets.

  16. packerbackernj says: Feb 27, 2014 4:04 PM

    Handoffs and INTs thats what Maryland does! Oh and crab cakes…mm crabcakes.

  17. gromgrimfist says: Feb 27, 2014 4:13 PM

    They are going to focus the offense on throwing INTs that is a new strategy

  18. athwartships says: Feb 27, 2014 4:16 PM

    I don’t suppose someone knows what Eli’s strengths are cause I have been trying to figure that out for years.

    Luck is not a strength by the way.

  19. zack2482 says: Feb 27, 2014 4:35 PM

    Why Eli gets a pass for being awful last year is beyond me. He has been inconsistent more often than not.

  20. DonRSD says: Feb 27, 2014 4:36 PM

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  21. ctgiant says: Feb 27, 2014 4:44 PM

    This young guy will bring a ton of good stuff with him, and Eli will have an outstanding year, with new calls, screens, and protection!
    You don’t win two super bowls, both going on the road to get them, without an exceptional QB, a MVP type.
    Eli is in his prime now and if the giants front office gets the right players, which they haven’t in some time, even a sub-par O-line won the battle in 2011 against a pretty good niners defensive. This team stays with players way to long, and it all got shown, even the owner saw it.
    This guy Mac at 36 will call the shots and he will start with Eli.

  22. qdog112 says: Feb 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    This is gonna be fun to watch Eli throwing his famous chuck and duck-eyes closed passes more often than in the past.

    On the serious side, maybe he’s colorblind.

  23. newyorkfootballgiants24 says: Feb 27, 2014 5:54 PM

    It’s gonna be fun watching the giants get right back to where they belong, the Super Bowl.

  24. greysolon says: Feb 27, 2014 6:04 PM

    Well, that’s better than building an offense around Eli’s weaknesses.

  25. bbk1000 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:19 PM

    Once someone gets removed from a Josh Alper column you know you hit rock bottom…

    Funny stuff…

  26. kev86 says: Feb 27, 2014 6:23 PM

    Eli has beaten GB plenty. SF too. Dallas too. Who hasn’t he beat? Eli is the MANN. 2x SB MVP going for #3. Go Giants!

  27. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 28, 2014 9:03 AM

    Wow so funny all of your remarks about one of three current QBs wearing more then one ring.
    And Brady is the only one with more then him.

    And while your all cracking jokes Eli is counting his millions and millions of dollars that he earn while you go off to you meaningless jobs

    Soon maybe this year maybe next Eli will win his third Super Bowl and he will then be a shoe in for a first ballot HOFer

    And when he is I will go to Canton just like am this year to watch and honor another Giant legend enter the HOF.

    Yeah he had a lot of int last year and yeah he is bland but all I care about is he is going to be leading my team once again on the road to the SB

  28. donniebiggest says: Feb 28, 2014 12:04 PM

    The way some of these morons talk, it’s hard to believe the man won 2 super bowls.

  29. hoffmt28 says: Feb 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    His strength-shoulder twitching.

  30. rhanna11 says: Feb 28, 2014 3:30 PM

    There is really no need to Taylor anything to Eli except for a decent oline and a few healthy RB’s..Eli will to the rest.

  31. n0hopeleft says: Mar 1, 2014 8:20 PM

    Jealousy is a female traight, and it’s clear a lot of you are still so angry he’s got 2 rings.

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