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Giants promote Ben McAdoo to head coach

The Giants' head coaching search is over. The team announced that Ben McAdoo, their offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, has been


The Giants’ head coaching search is over. The team announced that Ben McAdoo, their offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, has been hired as the team’s new head coach. The news was first reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/687444980454043650   McAdoo had interviewed for other coaching vacancies, and was reportedly being pursued by the Philadelphia Eagles. By keeping McAdoo with Big Blue, the team keep continuity for an offense that has finished in the top 10 in both of McAdoo’s seasons with the team. Playing in McAdoo’s offense, Eli Manning set a career high for passer rating in 2015, and his completion percentages in 2014 and 2015 are the highest and third-highest of his career respectively.¬†Though McAdoo has coached in college and high school before landing his first gig in the NFL in 2004, this will be his first head coaching job at any level of football. Before joining the Giants, he had spent eight years with the Green Bay Packers, six as tight ends coach and two as quarterbacks coach. He held assistant positions at the 49ers and the Saints for a season apiece prior. McAdoo has some very big shoes to fill, as Tom Coughlin stood down two weeks ago as one of the most successful coach in Giants history. He will, at least, have the benefit of patient owners – since team president John Mara joined the team in 1991 (then as COO), only one Giants head coach has had less than four seasons in charge. He will also benefit from continuity on the other side of the ball, as Steve Spagnuolo will remain as defensive coordinator. McAdoo inherits a roster with some core talent, though depth has been and will continue to be an issue at least in the short term; if history is any indication, then McAdoo should be confident that he will have the opportunity to build his team up for the long-term rather than needing to engage with a “win-now” mentality. The team is expected to officially introduce McAdoo as head coach later today.

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