Upheaval for New York Giants 'broken' offense

Upheaval for New York Giants 'broken' offense
January 19, 2014, 12:30 pm
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts as New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) is in the background in the 4th quarter against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium.

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Coached by Tom Coughlin and quarterbacked by Eli Manning, the New York Giants have proved an ability to win on the biggest level throughout the last decade, most notably with two Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots. But in 2013, the Giants offense looked sluggish, prompting the team to overhaul its offensive coaching staff.

Last week the Giants fired tight ends coach Mike Pope, the only man who coached all four Giants Super Bowl teams, spanning the gap between Hall of Famer Bil Parcells to Coughlin. The G-Men also let go of running backs coach Jerald Ingram, who Coughlin brought to the staff when he took over in 2004. The moves came as owner John Mara said the team needed to fix the "broken" offense.

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Broken seems a good word to describe the Giants offense in 2013. Manning threw 27 interceptions and registered a quarterback rating of below 70. The Giants started the season with six straight losses, and the team's leading rusher did not even break the 500-yard mark.

In an effort to jumpstart the offense, Coughlin hired former Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo to take over as offensive coordinator. The most important function for McAdoo, and COughlin, is correcting the turnover problems of Manning, and getting the Giants run game going again. 

Add in reports that receiver Hakeem Nicks is unlikely to be back with New York, and fixing the Giants broken offense seems a tall task.