Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! As this weekend comes to an unfortunately quick close, we offer you the following headlines to enjoy over your morning coffee.
Basically, Mike surveyed a bunch of folks around the league to get their thoughts on what kind of impact the new coordinators would have in their new spots. And the prevailing opinion is that Giants quarterback Eli Manning will have no trouble adjusting to McAdoo's offense and that it will benefit him:
Learning the new offense isn't going to be a problem for Manning after a decade in the system Kevin Gilbride coordinated for the Giants previously. One head coach described Manning as "off-the-charts brilliant" and smarter than his brother. The fact that Manning has recovered from ankle surgery well enough to participate in OTAs is another bonus on the preparation front.
"McAdoo will give them different concepts in the passing game — shorter passes to supplement the running game and more midrange routes to move the chains," a personnel evaluator familiar with McAdoo predicted.
OTA No. 6 for the Giants on Thursday was a heck of a lot better than OTA No. 3 last week. At least for the offense. This time they appeared competent and made some plays against the still-more-advanced defense.
This is all expected. The Giants are installing a new offense with a new offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo, as their leader. At this point, in early June, progress each day is all the Giants are looking for from their offense.
It was evident Thursday that they are, in fact, moving forward.
"They made progress this week," coach Tom Coughlin said. "Sizable progress this week."
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs square off tonight in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, a rematch of last year’s championship series.
And since the Giants know a little something about facing the same opponent twice when a title is on the line (i.e. the New England Patriots in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI), we asked current players which basketball team they’re picking to win it all.
“I’ve got the Spurs in six,” safety and San Antonio native Quintin Demps said. “I’m just a team guy. I like [Kawhi] Leonard a lot, but he owes me from last year. He missed some free throws. I haven’t forgot. But I’m just pulling for them. I like the way they play basketball together.”
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