Ben McAdoo spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons doing what many consider to be one of the top non-coordinator jobs in the NFL; serving as the quarterbacks coach in Green Bay with super star Aaron Rodgers slinging the ball around.
This past offseason McAdoo took the offensive coordinator job with the New York Giants and has spent the past several months putting together an offense that fits their personnel to get things back on track.
The team that won a Super Bowl just a few short seasons ago looked like a distant memory, especially on the offensive side of the ball where Eli Manning tossed a career high 27 picks and the run game disappeared at times. McAdoo is now in charge of putting the back together, and shared an interesting analogy about putting together an offensive identity.
“At this point we’re starting to build what we’re going to look like.” McAdoo told CBS New York.
“Every offensive system is its own living, breathing organism. At the end of the day, you have to make sure you’re flexible enough. It depends on what type of personnel you feed it to see what it’s going to look like. It’s a little early to know what we’re going to look like right now.”
“Really as the offseason and training camp goes on, every offensive system tailors toward the strength of the starting quarterback, what he does well and he doesn’t do well in the pass game. The runs are directly related to the runners. At the end of the day, your system is built around your personnel, not the other way around. “
Every offense is a living breathing organism...make sure you're feeding it the right personnel. That's pretty deep.
I'm now even more interested to see what the Giants offense looks like come fall.