New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is trying to piece together an offense right now without his best wide receiver, Victor Cruz, and his leading rusher, Rashad Jennings. Heading into Sunday's game with the Dallas Cowboys, McAdoo might not have the cards in his deck he had a couple of weeks ago, but he knows he has to make the most of what he has.
"Our offense is personnel-driven and we're going to do what we can to get our players in positions to be successful," McAdoo said. "We've been training guys within the system since April 21, so we'll tailor it to their strengths and we'll go from there."
Will defenses change the way they play the Giants without Cruz manning the slot?
"We'll wait to see on Sunday. We'll see how they're going to play us," McAdoo said. "We're going to have a plan, we're going to move some guys around. We're going to do what we do and put our guys in positions to be successful. We're going to see what the plan is from the defense and be able to adjust from there."
What about the poor play of the offensive line Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, when the line surrendered eight sacks and committed six penalties?
"When you go out and you perform the way we did on Sunday offensively, it's a lot more than one position group and a lot more than one guy that takes the blame," McAdoo said. "And it starts here. I have to do a better job during the week, I have to coach better in the games. When you give up eight sacks, yeah, a lot of it falls on the offensive line, but it's not just the offensive line."
What does McAdoo like about new wide receiver Kevin Ogletree?
"He's a guy that, when you've seen him in the workout, he came in and he was able to speak the language, he was able to go out ... a lot of times in those workouts, it's tough to get guys to run things the way you want to run them, but he could take what you were speaking verbally and put them to the walk. That was good to see," McAdoo said. "It's not his first rodeo. He's been around the block a little bit and he's highly thought of in the league."