Giants owner John Mara said that the team’s offense was broken in 2013 and the team is making it clear that the coaches who were there when it broke won’t be part of putting it back together again.
Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that running backs coach Jerald Ingram will not return to the team for the 2014 season. Ingram joins longtime tight ends coach Mike Pope as position coaches to get their walking papers a day after the team hired Ben McAdoo to be their new offensive coordinator.
Ingram has been with the Giants since Tom Coughlin took over as head coach in 2004, helping the team to a pair of Super Bowl titles and managing productive backfields featuring Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw over the years. There wasn’t the same production in 2013 as 2012 first-round pick David Wilson struggled before getting hurt and the Giants failed to find consistently productive options elsewhere. Some of that had to do with an ineffective offensive line, but the Giants obviously felt Ingram fell short as well.
Coughlin said he wants the McAdoo hire to light a fire under the rear ends of the offense. Parting ways with coaches that have been there for his entire tenure is another clear way of sending that message.