After some scheduling difficulties as a result of bad weather, Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Ben McAdoo eventually made it to East Rutherford and was able to interview with the New York Giants for their vacant offensive coordinator position over the weekend. And despite leaving the area, poised to continue his interview tour, the Giants have announced they will, in fact, hire McAdoo as their next offensive coordinator.
“Working for a class organization like the Giants and a championship coach like Tom Coughlin, and being able to work with Eli Manning, who is a very talented and proven quarterback, is very exciting for me,” McAdoo said. “We have a great opportunity in front of us and I can’t wait to get started."
The 36-year-old McAdoo spent six years as the Packers' tight ends coach before being promoted to the quarterbacks coach when Joe Philbin took over as the Miami Dolphins head coach and Tom Clemens was promoted from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator. Prior to that, McAdoo had worked under current head coach Mike McCarthy when he was the offensive coordinator with the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers before coming over with him to Green Bay.
In addition to the Giants, McAdoo had also met with the Cleveland Browns over their vacant head coaching position, the Miami Dolphins over their vacant offensive coordinator position and, as recently as today, had been requested for an interview by the Baltimore Ravens.
Sensing McAdoo's stock was on the rise, the Giants made him an offer before he had the opportunity to visit Baltimore. And because he had coached out his contract in Green Bay, the team was unable to block his hire.
Prior to interviewing McAdoo, the Giants had also met with former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, former Houston Texans quarterback coach Karl Dorrell and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, who appeared to be the early favorite.
By bypassing Sullivan and hiring McAdoo, the Giants will likely be moving on with a relatively new West Coast offensive system. However, given Tom Coughlin's offensive influence, it may not end up being the complete and total overhaul many fans expect.
“I think the players will respond to this," Coughlin said. We’re going to try to compromise the system with what we have here. However, there will be change. And that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and our players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system – good. That’s another fire in their rear end.”
McAdoo's contract will be for two years.
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