EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants offence 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 co-ordinator 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 offence underperformed under long-time co-ordinator Kevin Gilbride in missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. "I think this is the best coach for the job," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "With his experiences, I think he brings a lot to the table. Our players are going to be exited to hear what he has to say." McAdoo has spent the past eight seasons mentoring under Mike McCarthy and his uptempo offence. The first six years were as the tight ends coach and the last two working with the quarterbacks. "We have a great opportunity in front of us and I cant wait to get started," said McAdoo, who interviewed for the job on Monday. "This is obviously a big step. Its also another step in the progression of a coachs career. Its a golden opportunity for me. Its an opportunity I feel Ive been groomed for. And I look forward to it." While the Giants werent afraid to go for the big play under Gilbride, they were a very traditional offence, 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 offence 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 ranked 28th in the NFL in both yards (307.5) and points per game (18.4) in 2013. Green Bays offence was third in the league in yards a game (400.3) and tied for eighth in scoring (26.1 points a game). "Ive heard a lot of good things about Coach McAdoo," Manning said. "I was able to talk to him over the phone last week and we had a great conversation. Obviously hes had a ton of success in Green Bay and I look forward to working with him and improving our offence." The Packers won the NFC North despite having quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed seven games with a broken left collarbone. After Rodgers was injured, McAdoo had to work with three different starters -- Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn, who started four straight games before Rodgers returned for the regular-season finale against Chicago and the playoffs. "Think about what they overcame this year in Green Bay," Coughlin said. "One of them (Flynn) wasnt even on their roster to start the season. And they still got in the playoffs. We beat them when Tolzien was in there. Then Flynn came in and they won a critical, critical game with him at quarterback in Dallas. They lost to the Steelers when they could have cushioned their opportunity a little bit. The ball was down in close and it just got away from them. But then they beat Chicago (in Week 17 in a winner-take-all game." 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 co-ordinator 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 co-ordinator Dowell Loggains and former Houston Texans quarterbacks coach and UCLA coach Karl Dorrell. "Hes a very detail-oriented, meticulous teacher, a fundamentalist, first and foremost," Coughlin said. "I was very, very impressed by the presentation that he made, in terms of the fundamental details of his presentation, whether it is quarterback fundamentals, offensive philosophy. I was just very, very impressed with that." McAdoo has also worked with the Niners and Saints and coached in college at Fairfield, Stanford, Akron, Pittsburgh and Michigan State. Manning has played in the same offensive system during his 11 seasons with the Giants, so this will be a learning year. "Heres what I expect," Coughlin said. "I think the players will respond to this. Were going to try to compromise the system with what we have here. However, there will be change. And that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and our players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system - good. Thats another fire in their rear end." Darcy Kuemper Jersey
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