McAdoo expected to hire Philbin as Giants offensive coordinator

AP

Ben McAdoo is expected to be promoted from Giants offensive coordinator to head coach, and he’s expected to hire former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin as his offensive coordinator.

The New York Daily News reports that Philbin is McAdoo’s pick.

Philbin and McAdoo both worked on Mike McCarthy’s staff in Green Bay from 2006 to 2011, before Philbin was hired in Miami.

Although Philbin failed as a head coach with the Dolphins, he was a successful offensive coordinator with the Packers, and he has a similar offensive philosophy to McAdoo. It’s a hiring that makes sense for the Giants.

68 responses to “McAdoo expected to hire Philbin as Giants offensive coordinator

  1. Regis Philbin? When did he start coaching? :} Must be that Kathy Lee will be the new Cheerleading coordinator.

  2. “Although Philbin failed as a head coach with the Dolphins, he was a successful offensive coordinator with the Packers”
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    A successful offensive coordinator with the Packers who didn’t call plays. Kinda like a “successful” carpenter who wasn’t the one hammering the nails.

    Evidently, Philbin’s main task as Packers OC was to remind Aaron Rodgers how great he is.

  3. That would be an amazing hire by McAdoo! Look for Eli & the Giant’s offense to take-off, especially if/when they get Cruz back.

  4. Philbin was successful because of Aaron Rogers, Ben McAdoo and Mike McCarthy. Not the other way around.

  5. SOUNDS GOOD! He was a great OC for GB. Smart guy with a good resume. The Giants do it right. GO BLUE!

  6. He didn’t even call plays in Green Bay Mike McCarthy did. So I guess if standing around looking like you are doing something and getting coffee for Rodgers is successful then philbin and macadoo will have the Giants in the Super Bowl in no time. My guess 2-3 years and Borge will be gone

  7. In Green Bay, Philbin was tasked with making Power Point presentations each week. McAdoo likes that quality about him. Ben will continue calling plays.

  8. Interesting to see how that works out!! Sounds like wheels within wheels to me. A lot of these signings have worked with one another somewhere down the line. Giving buddies jobs??? Philbin did it in Miami, bringing in Sherman, that didn’t work at all.

  9. Philbin’s successes were obviously not well-documented on the Dolphins, but this is a good move for a HC I wasn’t too thrilled about. Deriving from the McCarthy coaching tree, it won’t take Eli too long to learn a new system. Philbin is not a HC and certainly doesn’t need to be a leader of men. Just do your job — do your best Mark Trestman impression on the Ravens and cut down on Eli’s turnovers. Best of luck to you Philbin; coaches and GMs have touted you as a decent football mind even during your Miami days. Hopefully Philbin can prove his critics wrong.

  10. I love it! he ran the 2011 Green Bay offense that went 15-1, I am a happy Giants fan today.

  11. McAdoo is obviously intending to call the plays himself, and Philbin went along with McCarthy doing it in Green Bay

  12. dvnelson72 says Philbin has never called plays. Ever
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    Really? you do know he ran the Green Bay Offense from 2007-2011 they made 2 trips to the NFC Championship games in that span, Come on people do a little research please.

  13. As a Giants fan who lives in South Florida and watched Philbin, he is awful. Period. This reminds me when the Jets hired Sparano.

    So disappointing to see the franchise in this direction.

  14. Eli has thrown 65 td’s and 28 picks since Mcadoo came aboard. Unless you are a top 3 QB those numbers are more than good enough. Eli has thrown lots of picks in his career…but he is also 8th all time in TD passes and will likely finish his career in 5th, just in front of Dan Marino…..try giving the guy a little repsect.

  15. Mcadoo and Philbin worked together in GB people they run the same offense! Some guys aren’t good head coaches but are great Coordinators, It did not work out for him as a coach but the guy is a great OC.

  16. petezjunior says:
    Jan 14, 2016 8:48 AM
    Deriving from the McCarthy coaching tree, it won’t take Eli too long to learn a new system.

    dvnelson72 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:03 AM
    Philbin has never called plays. Ever

    wannstache says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:10 AM
    Why would he do this to Eli?
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    What new system? Philbin is coming in to run McAdoo’s offense, it’s no doubt why he was chosen. McAdoo will probably be calling the plays. McAdoo is Eli’s guy, probably the deciding factor in his hire.

  17. elifan4life says:

    Really? you do know he ran the Green Bay Offense from 2007-2011 they made 2 trips to the NFC Championship games in that span, Come on people do a little research please.
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    Yes, but McCarthy called all the plays in Green Bay.

  18. elifan4life says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:19 AM
    dvnelson72 says Philbin has never called plays. Ever
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    Really? you do know he ran the Green Bay Offense from 2007-2011 they made 2 trips to the NFC Championship games in that span, Come on people do a little research please.

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    While Philbin did have heavy involvement in the game planning and in game adjustments, the original post is correct, he never called plays in Green Bay. McCarthy has always been the playcaller until he handed the duties off this season (although he did take them back starting week 14).

  19. Just because he never called plays doesn’t mean he will not succeed heck Macadoo never called plays either when he came to NY and he was successful, so much that Eli has had two career years, it will be a joint operation on the offense and Ben will have the final say.

  20. elifan4life says:Jan 14, 2016 9:19 AM

    dvnelson72 says Philbin has never called plays. Ever
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    Really? you do know he ran the Green Bay Offense from 2007-2011 they made 2 trips to the NFC Championship games in that span, Come on people do a little research please.

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    I’m a Packers fan and I can confirm he never called plays for us. Perhaps, elifan4life, you should… you know… do a little research?

  21. Philbin is a good guy – very structured, disciplined and organized. However, he doesn’t call plays and he struggles to motivate and inspire (and his leadership and evaluation of players was not good).
    He will work 18+ hours a day. If the Giants sign up for him, they are signing up for a pretty conservative workaholic who has probably been toughened by the experience in Miami. Maybe he’s just a good right hand man.

  22. Hopefully Philbin can get along with the Giants, I guess knowing McAdoo already is a plus.

    He hardly got along with anyone in Miami except the owner. Didn’t work well with Ireland, Hickey, Tannehill, and many of the players. His staff didn’t either when things started going south.

  23. So they promote an OC to head coach while the defense is absolutely atrocious… hmmmmm
    I’ll be taking the OVER on every Giants game next year 🙂

  24. Philbin was the worst Miami HC I’ve ever seen, and yes, that includes the disastrous Cam Cameron.

    He may have been a good game-planner in GB, but his game plans were not only awful in Miami, but he showed a complete inability to adjust mid-game. Those are not qualities I’d want in an OC, not to mention the fact that he has never called plays before, ever.

    However, Philbin’s worst qualities are by far his total inability to relate to players. He is NOT a leader, and certainly not a motivator.

    I live in Northern Jersey and most of my family are Giants fans, so I’ve always rooted for the G-Men (when they’re not playing against Miami of course), and I really hope this works out for them. But I truly cannot see how Philbin can possibly be successful as anything other than a position coach.

  25. The thing with Phibin is he is soft and if the players have something to say he wants to get rid of them – Karlos Dansby, Brandon Marshall, Vontae Davis. These are all players that Miami could have desperately used and needed especially LB,CB.

  26. This many people calling it bad means it has to be good. Not one of you nincompoops know what goes into an NFL gameplan or what type of anything Joe Philbin is. Your hero Dan Campbell couldn’t get that crap roster to win either but he says cool stuff and looks mean so yay for him. And Dolphin fans weighing in negatively buoys my spirits because they wouldn’t know a winner if Don Shulas almost corpse fell into their TV rooms. Vegas is rich because the public is stupid, always bet against the majority.

  27. @Tundro
    Philbin started off the year 1-3 with a roster that he himself made worse over the years, including his preference for bad players on the OLine. He refused to fire the inept Kevin Coyle as DC.

    Campbell went 5-7 with the same bad roster, and coaching staff, even after firing Coyle AND Lazor in that timeframe, with Zac Taylor as his OC for a few games.

  28. Excellent hire. Philbin may be a poor HC but he’s a good OC and both he/McAdoo are on the same page scheme-wise.

  29. “This many people calling it bad means it has to be good. Not one of you nincompoops know what goes into an NFL gameplan or what type of anything Joe Philbin is. Your hero Dan Campbell couldn’t get that crap roster to win either but he says cool stuff and looks mean so yay for him. And Dolphin fans weighing in negatively buoys my spirits because they wouldn’t know a winner if Don Shulas almost corpse fell into their TV rooms. Vegas is rich because the public is stupid, always bet against the majority.”
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    Philbin had a losing record as a HC and didn’t call plays as an OC, but yeah the sky is green and water is dry and Philbin is a great coach because the people and his track record say otherwise.

  30. Yeah, This hire would be all FOR SHOW. It would just be returning the favor to Philbin years later. McAdoo would not let Philbin Coordinate anything much less Touch Eli

  31. igotgamenj says:
    Jan 14, 2016 10:32 AM
    The thing with Phibin is he is soft and if the players have something to say he wants to get rid of them – Karlos Dansby, Brandon Marshall, Vontae Davis. These are all players that Miami could have desperately used and needed especially LB,CB.
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    You have a point with Dansby (although he never made a good play in Miami) but Marshall had psych issues and was a bad teammate and Davis kept showing up to work drunk.

    Philbin is a good #2 guy and a decent planner. He adjusted well at halftime but could never adjust on the fly in either half. His demeanor gets him ‘bullied’ and he resorts to logic/reason that gets ignored by the chest thumpers. He will be fine as OC with McAdoo calling the plays.

  32. keylimelight says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:55 AM
    Same coaches, different day.
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    And from chicken droppings to chicken salad, depending on if your favorite team hires them.

  33. TRUTH:

    HE DID NOT CALL PLAYS IN GREENBAY, he was a ‘scheduler/organizer’ – basically glorified secretary for Mike McCarthy because Mike called the plays

    HE DID NO CALL PLAYS IN MIAMI!!! In fact he had issues using his talented players to their strengths. Mike Sherman, and Bill Lazer called the plays!

    So basically you hired a guy with NO OC knowledge/experience.

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