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Ben McAdoo defends Giants play-calling down the stretch

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The Giants raised a lot of eyebrows when they ran three straight fades from the 4-yard line last week, but offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo wasn’t backing down.

I’m not going to stand here and apologize for the play-calling,” McAdoo said, via Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News. “I have faith in the perimeter players to go up and make the plays one on one.

“I would take those matchups any day. I took them last week and I’d take them again this week.”

McAdoo pointed out that Eli Manning checked out of a pair of runs during that series. And none of them were the five interceptions which were probably a bigger deal. But nothing about the Giants Offense has been consistent this year, McAdoo’s first with the team.

“We took a step back,” McAdoo said. “Unfortunately, those [turnovers] happened in bunches on Sunday. We need to clean those up. . . . When it’s decision making, we need to eliminate those.”

The Giants have only looked like a smooth offense for about a three-week stretch, but otherwise have looked like an old dog learning new tricks. Whether they can fetch anything out of the last six weeks remains to be seen.

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10 Responses to “Ben McAdoo defends Giants play-calling down the stretch”
  1. mikea311 says: Nov 21, 2014 6:40 AM

    they have no talent besides Beckam and NO line to protect Manning or help the run game.

    of course the offense isn’t working.

  2. Big Blue On You says: Nov 21, 2014 6:58 AM

    Bring back Gilbride, this guys a joke along with his playcalling. And replace Coughlin and the GM.

  3. njgiant1982 says: Nov 21, 2014 7:19 AM

    meh

  4. bigbluplates says: Nov 21, 2014 7:30 AM

    Our season has truly FADED away…

    Go BIGBLU 2015 !!!!

  5. logicalvoicesayswhat says: Nov 21, 2014 7:46 AM

    Ben McAdon’t

  6. carlbrutananadilewski1986 says: Nov 21, 2014 7:49 AM

    They’re trying their hardest not to throw Reuben Randle under the bus. He can’t win one-on-one, in big spots, ever.

  7. muslimponder says: Nov 21, 2014 8:07 AM

    McDooDoo is gonna be scapegoated like Kevin Gilbride before him.

  8. TheDPR says: Nov 21, 2014 8:24 AM

    That play-calling was horrible and the fact that he can’t own up to that says he needs a new line of work. If you’re not adaptable in the NFL you aren’t going to be successful.

  9. johnnyballsack says: Nov 21, 2014 8:28 AM

    Ben McAdoo has been the worst thing to happen to the Giants in 30 years. His play calling has been mind boggling. He is trying to completely change an offense that was not broken in the first place. I can understand putting your own stamp on things, but I don’t think he is using his personnel properly. Just because he was Aaron Rodgers’ personal caddy for a couple of years in Green Bay does not qualify him to be an offensive coordinator.

  10. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Nov 21, 2014 11:56 AM

    I was sitting on my couch and expected two fades at least,,,, not three !

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