Good morning, New York Giants' fans! In case you missed the news, the Giants hired former Green Bay Packers assistant Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator Tuesday evening. My first thoughts can be found here. Now, let's look around the Inter-Google and see what else is being written and said about the move.
Paul Schwartz of the New York Post agrees with my assessment of the McAdoo hiring, calling it "a dramatic step" for the Giants:
The arrival of Ben McAdoo from the Packers as the new offensive coordinator is a dramatic step for Coughlin, who never has worked with McAdoo. It’s bold and daring, but it’s not shocking. After all, it’s not even close to the most daunting change he has had to make in order to remain the head coach.
Dan Graziano of ESPN also gives the Giants credit for trying something new:
" ... it's worth taking note that this is the Giants doing something they don't normally do. They're taking a chance on a fresh, new face with ideas that differ from theirs. They're dipping their staid blue toe into new waters, mainly out of an admission that what they were doing for so long had stopped working. It's a pretty big deal, and however it works out, it speaks to the state of the franchise right now. After 10 years of Manning and Coughlin, they don't believe their run is coming to an end, but they're at least admitting to themselves that they'll need to try something different if they want to be right."
Dave Hutchinson of the Star-Ledger looks at whether or not the Giants have the play-makers to run the West Coast offense McAdoo seems likely to install.
McAdoo had several other suiitors, including the Cleveland Browns (head coach) and Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens (offensive coordinator). The Giants hired him before he could visit the Ravens. McAdoo interviewed in Miami, where the Miami Herald called him the "top target" for their vacant coordinator position.
In reporting his hiring by the Giants, Packersnews.com referred to McAdoo as "the hottest young offensive coordinator candidate in the league."
Giants.com looks at Twitter reactions to McAdoo's hiring.