Ben McAdoo named Giants offensive coordinator

The New York Giants announced the hiring of Ben McAdoo who will succeed the recently retired Kevin Gilbride as the team's offensive coordinator.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)

The New York Giants offense is seemingly going to go in a new direction

The Giants on Tuesday hired Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Ben McAdoo as their new offensive coordinator after a quick two-week search.

The hiring of the 36-year-old McAdoo is a strong indication that there will be changes next season after the offense underperformed as the Giants missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.

McAdoo has spent the past eight seasons mentoring under Mike McCarthy and his uptempo offense.

While the Giants weren't afraid to go for the big play under long-time coordinator Kevin Gilbride, they were a very traditional offense, stressing the run and a balanced attack. It did lead to two Super Bowl titles, but it looked stagnant this past season with an injury plagued offense line and sub-par season by two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

Gilbride retired after the season, insisting the poor season did not influence his decision and that he was not forced out.

The Giants interviewed four candidates in their search and many believed the job would go to former Giants quarterbacks coach and recent Tampa Bay offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, However, his ties to the past might have worked against him with team co-owner John Mara looking for changes.

New York also interviewed former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and former Houston Texans quarterbacks coach and UCLA coach Karl Dorrell.

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