When Ben McAdoo arrived on the Giants staff as the team’s offensive coordinator, his main charge was getting quarterback Eli Manning back on track after a 2013 season that saw the quarterback throw 27 interceptions.
Things have worked out pretty well on that front. Manning has thrown a total of 28 interceptions across the last two seasons and followed up a career-best completion percentage in 2014 with the best passer rating of his career in 2015 despite a supporting cast that often felt like Odell Beckham or bust. McAdoo has moved up to head coach, but the offense will remain the same and McAdoo expects even more from Manning in Year Three.
“I feel he finished stronger this year than he did last year, being in a lot of tight games, he had some impressive numbers this year and improved there,” McAdoo said on ESPN Radio, via the New York Post. “We want to continue to work on taking care of the football better – 14 interceptions this year, we feel we can get that down a little bit, complete the ball a little bit better. He finished the year healthy, he finished the year strong. He knows the offense inside and out now, and going forward with his third year in the offense, we expect things to really take off. We got to play a little bit better around Eli, too.”
While there’s areas to improve on offense with the Giants, that side of the ball hasn’t really been the problem since McAdoo got to town. The defense has played a heavy role in back-to-back 6-10 finishes and fixing that should be at the top of McAdoo’s to-do list now that his portfolio extends well beyond Manning and the offense.