McAdoo, who will be replacing the retired Kevin Gilbride, like Gilbride, also has a championship ring. Albeit he was the tight ends coach at the time in Green Bay, he has proven to be no slouch at his recent post as quarterbacks coach. The Giants seem to have so much faith in him that reports confirm McAdoo would be calling the plays in 2014.
Perhaps such faith has to do with the fact that the Giants were very much aware of how the Packers were able to sneak into the playoffs with second and third string quarterbacks at the helm. Giants faced the Green Bay Packers' third string quarterback, Scott Tolzien, earlier in the year and were impressed by his performance despite the four interceptions, especially considering how little time he had to prepare. Then the team later switched to Matt Flynn at quarterback and was able to hold on to the final playoff spot with some solid play from Matt Flynn who seemed to struggle everywhere but Green Bay. McAdoo certainly played a role in preparing and making adjustments for each quarterbacks success in such a limited time and surely the Giants were very well aware.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was quick to throw praise at McAdoo in an interview with the Plain Dealer where Rodgers said,
“Any opportunities he gets, he deserves. He’s a guy that works extremely hard. We had a long talk yesterday, and I just continued to echo the things that I felt about him and appreciate about him," Rodgers said.
"He’s a guy who really puts the time in. He’s got an incredible work ethic, and I think he’s really worked hard to become a better coach in the time that we’ve spent together and a guy who I really trust and appreciate for his approach and the way that he makes sure that his guys are prepared.”
Such endorsements and promises of a “fast-paced, up-tempo, attacking style offense” should excite Giants fans as at the very least this could mean less delay of game penalties.
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