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Transcript: Ben McAdoo

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/31/2014 4:28 pm
Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo

October 31, 2014

Q: SVP & GM Jerry Reese said the offense needs to be a little more aggressive… Your reaction?

A: We want to be more explosive. We are looking for explosive plays. We feel that [explosive plays] are a part of great execution and extra effort. Regardless of how they come you want to be more explosive. Right now we’re at about 10.3 percent of our plays [being explosive]. We are short about 2.7 percent of our goal. Anything above that we will take. We are working on that.

Q: What do you define as an explosive play?

A: If I give you that you could do the charting for us. We are going to keep that in-house. It is different depending on what type of play call it is.

Q: So it is the maximum you can get out of each play?

A: Yes.

Q: You are not that far off or you are very far off is what you are saying?

A: 2.7 percent seven games into the season is a fairly substantial number. It is nothing we can’t overcome, but we have some work to do there.

Q: There is still a development aspect to it then?

A: Yes we need to execute better. The thing that has been hurting us the past couple weeks is that we are not getting enough plays. Our goal is 70-plus plays a game. There is a good picture of what it looks like when we play well, when we execute and we come out on top in games. The number one thing is we have a 70-plus play average. Maybe about 71 or just under when we play well and come out on top. We need attempts at the plate. That is number one and that starts with execution, whether it is running or whether it is screens, whether it is passing the ball or whether it is third down execution. We need more attempts at the plate.

Q: Do you guys look at the Washington game as the game where you put everything together and that is how you want [the offense] to look?

A: Washington we were beneficiaries of great field position and turnovers. We executed fairly well and it was a good night for us. I thought when you go back and look at the Atlanta game we fought through some things early in the game, and we executed well and got stronger as the game on. I thought we executed fairly well there in that game as well. That is the picture. We have to do a better job playing disciplined football and doing it with poise and making sure regardless of what happened on the last play it doesn’t affect the next play. We are always going to put ourselves in position to execute, not get behind the chains so we are not chasing things that aren’t there. When you win the down and you have a chance to move the chains you get more attempts at the plate. Things usually work out a little better that way.

Q: Especially since the [Victor] Cruz and [Rashad] Jennings injury the group around Eli [Manning] is very young… Does that limit or effect what you do or can do in the offense?

A: It doesn’t limit you, but it may change some things you do simply because you want to tailor what you do to the players and their strengths. No it doesn’t limit us. We have a lot of confidence in the guys that have come in and played for the players who have gotten nicked. Whether they have gotten nicked or are out for a long period of time. Our young guys are very conscientious guys. They are hard working. They are bright. We expect the more that we play and the farther we get into the season that is really going to show up and help us.

Q: Can you look at the Pittsburgh game against the Colts and say they did this, this and this well and we can do the same thing?

A: Anytime you look at an opponent you try to look at the plan of the previous team you are following. Pittsburgh was on fire that night. They had a great night. I had a chance to watch that game playing tackle football with the kids on the floor, but that is a different story there. I had a chance to watch the game and get bits and pieces of it when it was on TV before we got to the game film. They did a good job protecting. A lot of things start there. It starts with protection. They protected them up fairly well. They have some speed athletes that when you protect Ben [Roethlisberger] has a chance to extend plays. They ran away from some man coverage and he made some great accurate throws on the move, extending plays. They played well.

Q: You talked before about wanting more explosive plays… Is there anything you can do to facilitate that by changing anything that you do or is it a matter of you do what you do and then the players have to do the rest?

A: We are all in this together. I have said that since day one. What I can do is I can give us some more opportunities where maybe the primary read for the quarterback is something that has a chance that we can throw the ball down the field. Maybe you can, maybe you can’t. A lot of things go into that. Anytime you call a play, a pass play, it fits into a different category. It could be a down the field throw. It could be a shot play. It could be a completion mentality call. It could be a seam beater. The coverage, the access, the match-up, the protection and his feet tell him where to go with the ball. The play call doesn’t tell him where to go with the ball. That is what I think Eli has been doing in the transition. He is doing a fine job with that – listening to his feet. He had a good day today with his feet, and I expect that to continue. The last thing we want to do is force anything. We want to let the game come to us. We are not going to press. You don’t get anywhere pressing.

Q: When you say 13 percent is there a specific reason why?

A: It leads to wins… It puts you about top-five in the league.

Q: With Andre Williams what do you hope he picks up from his first two starts?

A: When you take a look at his body of work so far we need to do a better job of getting him to the linebacker level and beyond. Once he gets to the second level and has a chance to run through arm tackles he is a tough guy to bring down. We are working with him to slow his pace down a little bit. Cut at the feet of the offensive line. A lot of young runners aren’t very patient. I think that will come with time and reps.

mrvax : 10/31/2014 4:45 pm : link
Will Schwartz replace Jerry this week?
Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/31/2014 4:56 pm : link
No. He's not going to play.
RE: mrvax  
rbsp7 : 10/31/2014 5:11 pm : link
In comment 11950151 Eric from BBI said:
No. He's not going to play.

Wow.. great.

Did you do this transcript yourself or is it from
RE: mrvax  
mrvax : 10/31/2014 5:45 pm : link
In comment 11950151 Eric from BBI said:
No. He's not going to play.

I didn't think Schwartz would come in and possibly offset the current line unless one of the guards was playing poorly. I've been hearing Jerry isn't doing well.
What's with McAdoo's obsession with  
nicky43 : 10/31/2014 6:16 pm : link
Eli's feet? He talks about Eli's feet in every press conference he gives.
RE: What's with McAdoo's obsession with  
Milton : 10/31/2014 6:28 pm : link
In comment 11950203 nicky43 said:
Eli's feet? He talks about Eli's feet in every press conference he gives.
It could be worse. Could be Rex Ryan obsessing over Eli's feet.
Schwartz is not healthy enough to play as of yet  
WeatherMan : 10/31/2014 6:41 pm : link
that was made pretty clear throughout the week.

Re: Eli's feet. This scheme involved a complete overhaul of his footwork, and the timing and precision of the steps taken in his drops are crucial to operating the system efficiently. It was discussed in the offseason workouts, in camp, and continues to be now because it is a fundamental portion of QB play in the scheme.
Feet. Didn't Gruden  
drkenneth : 10/31/2014 6:45 pm : link
go over this one game? (Am I crazy?)...Talked about how Eli's stance has changed, etc..
I find it interesting...  
Dan in the Springs : 10/31/2014 7:16 pm : link
A lot of posters here have observed that our offense does not appear to be this fast-paced offense we were kind of expecting. In fact, there have been discussions about our emphasis on balance. This week we have TC and JR talking about explosiveness. We get to McAdoo for comments about explosiveness and he describes the number of "explosive" plays we have and comments on execution.

He then quickly transitions to a discussion about the number of "plays at the plate" he gets. He is clear about the goal to have 70+ snaps a game. This appears to be again, like balance, a measure of ball-control as opposed to explosiveness.

Now I don't doubt that I'm wrong, but to me it is interesting that when I think of a team attempting to INCREASE the number of explosive plays it completes about the last thing I think of is increasing the number of total plays run. Setting goals for minimum plays run and for percent balance seems like a way to ensure ball control, win games, but NOT directly related in any way to increasing explosiveness.
RE: Feet. Didn't Gruden  
Ten Ton Hammer : 10/31/2014 7:34 pm : link
In comment 11950211 drkenneth said:
go over this one game? (Am I crazy?)...Talked about how Eli's stance has changed, etc..

Not crazy. Gruden went over it in the Detroit game.

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/31/2014 8:12 pm : link
see Coughlin's transcript on front page.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/31/2014 8:13 pm : link
directed to rbsp7...see Coughlin.
Milton : 10/31/2014 8:26 pm : link
He is clear about the goal to have 70+ snaps a game. This appears to be again, like balance, a measure of ball-control as opposed to explosiveness.
I think his feeling is that it's a numbers game. If you have 70+ snaps per game, you will get more explosive plays, because you will have more opportunities for them. The idea being that you don't plan explosive plays, they just happen.

This also fits in with the mantra of "playing above the x's and o's" that Coughlin has suddenly begun repeating over and over again (and he's got Eli saying it, too). Meaning that the x's and o's don't call for the play to be explosive, it's up to the player to turn it into an explosive play by rising above it (i.e., breaking a tackle or making a guy miss).
TMS : 10/31/2014 8:58 pm : link
He is right about Williams' patience and running style. The OL has to hold the point of attack and open up some daylight for him to adjust, if he can.
Another waxk-ass presser  
bignygfan : 10/31/2014 10:31 pm : link
Mac daddy has lost his marbles.


We got rid of Gangsta KG for this fool?

Send B-Mac out the door with Fool Fewell..

Coughlin your old ass is next!
tomjgiant : 11/1/2014 7:29 am : link
The ball on first down and again on second and long are deffinitely not explosive plays.I don,t like the idea of going into a game trying to hit a certain percent of run/pass or "explosive" plays.Just run plays that work.I don't care if we throw it ten times in a row,or run it ten times in a row.But right now it seems that we are not able to get it going running the ball so throw the ball more and then work in the runs.My 2 cents.
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