BestsellerMagazine.com - CATEGORY Prime News: TITLEJulio Cortez/Associated Press
Through the first two games of 2017, the New York Giants have scored a total of 13 points. They haven't scored more than 20 points in a game since they beat the Cleveland Browns 27-13 in Week 12 of last year, and they've never scored 30 or more points in Ben McAdoo's tenure as head coach, which began in 2016. The Giants ranked 26th in points last season; right now, they rank 30th.
The problems with New York's offense aren't easily fixable because they're all over the place. The offensive line is horrid, with the exception of center Weston Richburg. The passing game is a schizophrenic combination of deep iso routes and tepid short passes. The run game is just about nonexistent.
Talent is an issue along the line and in the backfield, but with Eli Manning as the quarterback and a receiver group that includes Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and tight end Evan Engram, this team has enough talent to make things happen if McAdoo and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan expand the playbook.
Week 3 sees Big Blue heading to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Eagles and their excellent defense. In press conferences following his team's 24-10 Monday night embarrassment against the Lions, McAdoo discussed the possibility of >turning the play-calling over to Sullivan and giving left tackle Ereck Flowers >more blocking help. But he needs to use his receivers and their specific skills to outfox Philly's aggressive defense.
Neither McAdoo nor Sullivan is a big fan of advanced receiver distribution and location, which makes Manning's job harder. The Giants run slant-flat and curl-flat combos to the left side a lot, which makes them easy to read. But you rarely see the bunch and twins formations that provide easy releases for receivers.
You don't see rub routes, in which one receiver ties up a pass defender in coordination with another receiver to free up space downfield. Stack releases are a rarity. Manning doesn't have time to make consistent deep throws in which receivers must break free of coverage in isolation downfield. So it's up to McAdoo and Sullivan to create those spaces for him, especially in route concepts that are designed to create yards after the catch.
McAdoo >bemoaned Manning's "sloppy" play after the Detroit loss, but when you watch the tape, it's clear that the play-designers are as much at fault for New York's offensive woes. McAdoo and Sullivan must create offense out of formation diversity to maximize the talent they have and minimize the liabilities that remain on the roster.
Put simply, that's what good coaches do.
—NFL1000 Lead Scout, Doug Farrar
BestsellerMagazine.com, Site News current daily serving News today and the latest news about politics until News lifestyle and sport.
Source : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2734494-nfl1000-week-3-weekend-preview-can-dak-and-dez-figure-it-out