New York Giants: Ben McAdoo Emerges As New OC Candidate

By Andrew Lecointe
Brad Penner — USA Today Sports

The New York Giants are currently looking for a new offensive coordinator to replace the recently retired Kevin Gilbride. So far, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains have been scheduled to interview for the position. However, according to the New York Daily News, the Giants will interview former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo for the position as well.

McAdoo became the quarterbacks coach in 2012 after previously serving as the team’s tight ends coach. McAdoo is only 36-years-old, so he’s an intriguing candidate. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also said on his radio show that McAdoo interviewed for the head coaching vacancy for the Cleveland Browns. The Miami Dolphins have their eye on McAdoo as well after firing Mike Sherman.

There’s a great chance the Dolphins will land McAdoo because Joe Philbin is the head coach. Philbin was McAdoo’s boss with the Packers when McAdoo was the tight ends coach and Philbin was the offensive coordinator. So far, it appears Sullivan is the favorite to land the offensive coordinator position for the Giants. If the Giants are seriously considering McAdoo after his interview, they can’t wait long.

Since McAdoo is young, he’ll be in high demand. Couple that with the fact that Rodgers has had amazing seasons in the past several years, and it certainly helps McAdoo’s case to get another offense on the right track. Giants quarterback Eli Manning is coming off a season where he threw 27 interceptions. A different philosophy and gameplan is needed for this offense. We’ll see if McAdoo is the guy who’s tabbed to fix the offense.

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