We knew this was coming. We just didn’t know where. On the day he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their offensive coordinator opening, Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo accepted the job to become the New York Giants offensive coordinator.
McAdoo first interviewed for the Giants’ job on Monday. He got a two-year contract on Tuesday, which is one year longer than head coach Tom Coughlin’s current contract.
In New York, McAdoo replaces Kevin Gilbride, who retired instead of being fired after the 2013 season.
McAdoo will also inherit some Manning Face. Giants quarterback Eli Manning tossed a league-best 27 picks in 2013. Personally, I would have taken the Miami job. More talent. But, money…
The Packers, meanwhile, will need a new tutor for Aaron Rodgers.
Our guess is that guy will probably come from within the organization. The most likely candidate is Alex Van Pelt, who is currently the Packers’ running backs coach.
Van Pelt, however, played quarterback in the NFL for nine years. He played running back for zero.
Kind of like how the Packers have a guy who played running back for eight seasons as their wide receivers coach. It all makes perfect sense.
Anyway, we knew McAdoo would be gone. Several teams actually tried to interview him last season for OC jobs, but the Packers blocked them from doing so.
They couldn’t do so this year, however, since he had an expiring contract.
And so, onward and upward.
seriously, do we miss McAdoo’s skills as a coach? I don’t know. I guess we’ll see down the line. Our QBs weren’t setting the league on fire, from training camp on. just sayin.
This opens up the move for Van Pelt to go to QB coach like you mentioned, Edgar Bennett to go where he belongs as RB coach, and the team to bring Driver back in to coach the WRs.
Quarterbacks coach who never played quarterback.
Running backs coach who never played running back. Wide receivers coach who never played wide receiver. Three years ago half our linebackers were defensive linemen. This organization is all backwards.
The ironic thing is-outside of Greene-McAdoo, Bennett, and Van Pelt are probably our best position coaches.
I think it’s something of a toss up in terms of player talent (both offensive and defensive individually) between the Fish and Gigantes. I’d give the edge to New York based on QB and a 2-time (both vs. the Pats “Dynasty”) SB-winning coach.
Brett Favre for Quarterbacks Coach! I’m starting the petition now. :P