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Ben McAdoo stresses Giants need for tight end help

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As the Giants shuffled their offensive coaching staff this offseason, one of the most significant departures was veteran tight ends coach Mike Pope.

And the nature of the position he coached for so long with the Giants seems to be changing too.

New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo told reporters he had a special set of qualities he was looking for there, which might be hard to find.

“A tight end, that’s a difficult position, first of all, to evaluate,” McAdoo said, via Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star Ledger. “They’re asked to do a lot of things in this league, whether it’s run blocking from the backfield, run blocking at the line, out in space, a lot of things in pass protection and then running routes, whether they’re an in-line guy or they’re in the slot or in the back. They have a lot on their plate.

“To me, it was always the best position to coach and in this offense it’s the best position to play because you have to learn how to do everything and you have to learn how to do it well at a high level. At the end of the day, you have to find players who you can plug in and figure out what they do best and make sure on the field that they’re doing what they do best.”

With Bear Pascoe an unrestricted free agent, the Giants are down to young players Larry Donnell and Adrien Robinson, so they obviously need some help there.

Two of McAdoo’s old Packers tight ends are available, Jermichael Finely and Andrew Quarless, and if Finley’s well, he has shown to be the kind of dynamic player there the Giants need.

Otherwise, there are the top guys expected to get tagged (Jimmy Graham and Dennis Pitta), along with a lot of other guys who do one of the things McAdoo wants but not all of them.

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15 Responses to “Ben McAdoo stresses Giants need for tight end help”
  1. bitw44 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:13 AM

    No one has probably ever typed this statement, but it is very true: Bear Pascoe NEEDS to be resigned.

    FB/TE/ Blocking extraordinaire.

  2. kd75 says: Feb 28, 2014 10:55 AM

    Adrian Robinson is supposed to be a freakish athlete.

  3. chalkruz1989 says: Feb 28, 2014 11:00 AM

    The New York Giants were fortunate to have Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss and Jake Ballard. All three were brought up through the system and really embodied the Giants philosophy.

    Then, they went out and spent big money on Brandon Myers and that turned out to not be the best of ideas.

    Using their second round pick on C.J. Fiedorowicz, Troy Niklas, Austin Seferian-Jenkins or Jace Amaro. Obviously Eric Ebron would be great but he’s going to be a first rounder without a doubt.

    I’ll admit I don’t know much about Ben McAdoo but I’m excited for new blood. Thanks for your many years Kevin Gilbride but a new face was desperately needed.

  4. borbinski says: Feb 28, 2014 11:41 AM

    Brandon sat around vegas touting his guns while partying at his bachelor party saying he was the best. Well Carson Palmer had no where else to go, his catches were lying in the zone stuff. He got his pay day though, good for him.

  5. ctgiant says: Feb 28, 2014 12:01 PM

    Reese is on notice this year, and his looking for ‘bargain days” ala Robinson are over!
    Sintum; Beckum; Barden; Austin; really should I go on?
    Even his JPP pick looks questionable, so if he doesn’t hit the mark in 2014, giant fans will suffer, and Ben will be talking to himself, “why”?
    GET IT RIGHT JERRY!
    CT GIANT

  6. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 28, 2014 1:29 PM

    Is Finley going to bring Rodgers with him… then it won’t matter.

  7. ohnoflorio says: Feb 28, 2014 1:30 PM

    Funny how the giants have all these needs, but not enough money

  8. billco6192013 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:35 PM

    Quarles is young and cheap. Bring your boy in macadoo

  9. billco6192013 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:37 PM

    Giants need to sign Beason already. Piscina me off .Don’t blow this one reese

  10. billco6192013 says: Feb 28, 2014 4:39 PM

    None of our lbs can hold a candle to beason

  11. xinellum says: Feb 28, 2014 6:07 PM

    Coaches bringing former players to new teams with them tends to be a
    waste of time. Caldwell tried to bring Clark and Stokely to Baltimore with no success, Ryan has tried to lure every Raven he has known to New York, most recently Ed Reed with extremely limited success and Caldwell now moving to Detroit with DB coach Austin are trying to lure long time veteran Corey Graham to accompany them. People the Ravens have brought in as a result of a coaching relationship and players that have left and followed coaches have been mostly unproductive. From my point of view, leave those you know in the past behind and reach for something better instead of settling for what you know because it is comfortable.

  12. buljos says: Mar 2, 2014 12:18 PM

    The Giants are schizophrenic when it comes to TEs. They want great blockers, and playmakers, but when they get one like Martellus Bennett, they let him waltz off to Chicago then pick up a TE who can’t block and struggles to make plays. They have two big body TEs on the roster who have some semblance of blocking skills and film showing they can on occasion make impressive receptions, but they’ve not aggressively developed either… injuries notwithstanding. FA appears to be their best option, but they have to remember what they had with Bennett, and what they didn’t have with Myers before deciding what they need in a TE for 2014.

  13. chalkruz1989 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:26 PM

    I couldn’t agree more buljols!

    As a New York Giants fan I have been missing Jeremy Shockey because of the presence he gave the offense.

    Now, after letting Martellus Bennett go, which I believe was the right thing because he wanted unreasonable money, the team is back at square one.

    The team is doing the same thing at the linebacker position. Jon Beason was a sparkplug and easily the best linebacker. However, Jerry Reese is allowing him to test the market.

    If Beason leaves, my ever-fading respect for Reese will hit the bottom.

  14. billco6192013 says: Mar 3, 2014 9:10 AM

    IF REESE DOESNT SIGN BEASON THAT WILL BE THE START OF THE END OF HIS GM RUN. NO LINEBACKERS CAN HOLD A CANDLE TO WHAT BEASON BRINGS.THE GIANTS WILL TRY TO DRAFT A ANOTHER LB BUT WHAT A RISKY DEAL THAT IS BEASON IS PROVEN WHEN HE CAME ALONG PETTERSON, MCOY AND MORRIS ALL HELD TO AROUND 60 YARDS RUSHING.DONT THINK CJ MOSELY WILL SOLVE OUR PROBLEM .I WATCHED HIS AUBURN GAME AND CJ MOSELY GOT MAN HANDLED IN THAT GAME.WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS ON YOU TUBE CJ MOSLEY VS AUBURN AND TELL ME YOU WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THAT.

  15. billco6192013 says: Mar 3, 2014 9:13 AM

    PAY THE MAN WASHINGTON NEEDS A LINEBACKER AND ALL HE WILL DO IS GO TO WASHINGTON AND MAKE THE PROBOWL AND MAKE REESE LOOK STUPID.REESE WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR.

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