Will new offensive coordinator help New York Giants? Ben McAdoo hopes that he is the man to do the job. In an offseason that saw a shuffling of some of the NFL’s top talent, there has also been a major change of offensive coordinators. A new coordinator can bring renewed hope to those offenses that struggled last year and if you heard Brandon Lee on our Her Fantasy Football Podcast last season you know the Giants were definitely one of the offenses that needed a change. Beware, a new coordinator does not always mean immediate success, in fact a new coordinator means learning a new system instead of refining an old one.
McAdoo comes from the Green Bay Packers where he was most recently the QBs coach. Not a bad addition if you consider that Eli Manning is coming off the worse season of his NFL career. His expertise will no doubt help the struggling QB, but the biggest factor for the Giants success this year will be their offensive line.
While many people will say that Eli is a horrible QB after last year’s performance, there was an underlying reason for his play: the offensive line. The line was terrible last year, one of the worst in the league. The Giants were very busy this offseason by accruing OT Charles Brown, G’s Geoff Schwartz and John Jerry as free agents. They opted to take WR Odell Beckham Jr. with their first round pick and waited till the second round to add C Weston Richburg from Colorado State. History has taught us that a team can have the best skill position players, but without a skilled offensive line they will fail. Hopefully with a new offensive coordinator and all the new players on the line, the New York Giants will be more like the 2007 or 2011 team then the 2013 Giants team that fans would like to forget.
Some fun facts about Eli Manning’s 2013 performance:
Completion Percentage – 57.5 – Ranked 32nd
Number of Sacks – 39 – 11th
Number of Interceptions – 27 – Ranked 1st
Number of TDs – 18 – Ranked 21st
Total Fantasy Points 2013 - 162 - 21st
What does this mean for your fantasy football team? You are still not going to draft Eli Manning.