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Ben McAdoo scheduled to interview with Eagles on Thursday

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 14:  Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants look on from the sideline against the Arizona Cardinals during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Giants interviewed offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo for their head coaching vacancy on Tuesday and they won’t be the only team McAdoo talks to about a promotion this week.

They won’t even be the only NFC East team to have that conversation. According to multiple reports, McAdoo will interview with the Eagles on Thursday.

McAdoo spent two years with the Giants, so the Eagles have seen him four times in the last two years and they are also familiar with the work he did in Green Bay before heading to New Jersey. While the team went 12-20 with McAdoo running the offense, quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham thrived in McAdoo’s system.

McAdoo joins Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Jaguars assistant head coach Doug Marrone and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as outside candidates identified thus far. Gase will be getting a second interview and the team has also spoken to Pat Shurmur, who was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator and interim coach following Chip Kelly’s firing, and running backs coach Duce Staley.

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  1. gmen05 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:40 AM

    Hope this doesn’t amount to anything. I wasn’t a big fan of McAdoo initially, and I still think some of his play calling makes no sense at times (throwing the ball three times in a row on 1st and goal when our RBs are finally having a good game, and then settling for a FG?), but you can’t deny the success Eli has had these past two years, and I think you have to attribute some of that to McAdoo. If we get rid of our OC in addition to Coach Coughlin, Eli is going to have to start over again with a talent-lacking offense.

    We need Eli to continue to play under McAdoo for his last few years. Giants offense, for the most part, has been one of the few bright spots this season, especially considering the fact that we’re really limited with weapons, besides OBJ, of course. We have an inconsistent Randle, a poor running game because we’re always using 4 RBs a game rather than sticking to just 2, and Harris who has been a nice surprise this season although he was brought in mainly for special teams.

    Sean Peyton for HC, McAdoo should stay as OC, and Coach Coughlin should replace that goof Reese as GM. I could live with that.

  2. justintuckrule says: Jan 6, 2016 11:42 AM

    If they hire him, what will it be? Like 20 straight years with a morbidly obese coach?

  3. upperdecker19 says: Jan 6, 2016 11:42 AM

    His relative, Bob, had a heck of a jump shot

  4. One for the thumb says: Jan 6, 2016 12:02 PM

    Much McAdoo about nothing.

  5. gmen6820 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:03 PM

    The problem for the Giants is that if Sean Payton heads to NY, he’s going to want his system in place, as offense is his forte (clearly defense is not). I don’t see a Payton/McAdoo staff keeping the same offense (I also don’t see Adam Gase as a head coach – that dude just gave Peyton tap on the rear and the offense went on it’s way).

    The only real HC candidate that would leave the offense alone is Sean McDermott. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very awe-inspiring hire. They could hire McAdoo as HC, but I just don’t think he has the chops for it yet.

    God, I hope Bill Cowher gives them a call.

  6. mrmojo448 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:04 PM

    As a Giants Fan, I would prefer to keep him and get Saban (or some other defensive “Mastermind”) to take over as HC of the Giants.

    IMHO, McAdoo isn’t even a serious consideration for the Iggles, they just want to appear serious about hiring him, to force the Giants’ hand into doing so first. This way they can get the coach they really want without worrying about that Coach taking the preferable Giants job instead.

  7. mrmojo448 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:16 PM

    Please God , NO BILL COWHER!! It took him 14 years to win in Pittsburgh and we don’t want that.

  8. nebbah306 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:19 PM

    The real problem is deciding which is more of a reason for Eli’s success the last two seasons. Is it the new offensive scheme created by McAdoo? Or is it the addition of Odell Beckham Jr?

    I truly believe its much more on Odell. Just look at the Minnesota fiasco or other games where Odell is being shut down. The offense just sputters.

  9. justintuckrule says: Jan 6, 2016 12:25 PM

    ^ that’s because the next receivers they have after OBJ are garbage Randle, 54 year old Hakeem Nicks, some dude from Stony Brook (whereever that it) masquerading as a TE and a bunch of practice squad scrubs. Even Brady would go 15-27, 160 with that lineup.

  10. adimuz95 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:35 PM

    don’t know much about him other than his mustache kind is kind of creepy. seems like Giants fans like him and there aren’t many trolls on here making fun of the Eagles for it so I’m gonna assume he’s a decent candidate

  11. Commissioner Cools says: Jan 6, 2016 12:36 PM

    It will be hard for Philly to attract a great coach after Chipper obliterated their offense.

  12. eaglesfanalways says: Jan 6, 2016 12:41 PM

    Have they interviewed any assistants from a winning program yet? Everyone they have spoken to is an assistant on a losing team…come on!

  13. nyfootballgiants says: Jan 6, 2016 12:41 PM

    The Eagles stole a page out of Al Davis’s playbook. Nothing wrong with getting intel on your opposition. Besides, McAdoo isn’t going to be a head coach in 2016 – at least not in the NFL…..

  14. nebbah306 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:41 PM

    Don’t get me wrong justintuckrule, I’ve been so pissed off since Monday, since the Giants forced out the wrong guy. Everything about that press conference yesterday reinforced that notion. Mara even admitted that, when watching the last week of practice, the players were still responding and practicing hard for their coach, but that they need more talent. Sounds like that falls on Reese, not Coughlin. Too bad Reese can’t even accept full responsibility without trying to pass some of the blame off.

  15. joefelicelli says: Jan 6, 2016 1:06 PM

    gmen6820 says:
    Jan 6, 2016 12:03 PM

    The problem for the Giants is that if Sean Payton heads to NY, he’s going to want his system in place, as offense is his forte (clearly defense is not). I don’t see a Payton/McAdoo staff keeping the same offense (I also don’t see Adam Gase as a head coach – that dude just gave Peyton tap on the rear and the offense went on it’s way).

    The only real HC candidate that would leave the offense alone is Sean McDermott. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very awe-inspiring hire. They could hire McAdoo as HC, but I just don’t think he has the chops for it yet.

    God, I hope Bill Cowher gives them a call.
    ——————————————————–
    Don’t discount Gase yet. He worked miracles with Cutler this year, getting him to play within a structure, something no one else has been able to do in his career. The guy also managed to get a middle of the pack offense with no Alshon Jeffery for 9 games, no Eddie Royal for 9 games, Martellus Bennett pouting and then hurt for 6 or 7 games, Forte missing 3 games, and slowing down, and an offensive line that was starting a second year late round pick at LT, and a combination of Vlad Ducasse and Pat Omameh (who gave up 3 sacks to Stephen Paea last year) at RG. The guy is very sound on offense.

    That being said, I hope he doesn’t get the job, so he stays in Chicago.

  16. bleedgreenphilly says: Jan 6, 2016 1:06 PM

    I think the Eagles are very serious about Ben McAdoo. His quick release offense would be a great fit for Bradford as it would help limit the big hits. I think the Eagles like Sean Payton or Adam Gase even more, but I don’t think their interest in McAdoo is just to force the Giants hand.

  17. eaglerome says: Jan 6, 2016 1:09 PM

    I’m very disappointed with the choices. I wasn’t upset by the chip firing, but I’m starting to feel like philly should have kept him. I like the OC from Tampa and hue jackson should get a shot, he shouldn’t of been fired in Oakland.

  18. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 6, 2016 1:22 PM

    Andy Reid is preparing the Chiefs for a playoff game this week…

  19. mrbiggstuff says: Jan 6, 2016 3:57 PM

    This is to satisfy the Rooney Rule!

  20. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 7, 2016 10:22 AM

    Nothing to see here as long as Eli and Odell are in Blue
    Ben is nothing to worry about

    Eli and Odell can continue on with whom every has the clip board

    What I do want to see is if VC can not come back find a strong #2 WR cut RR and move on

    We all know the top to Giants but no one has stepped up to be #3

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