Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo
December 11, 2014
Q: The last three weeks, Rueben Randle has about seven receptions. What have you seen out of him lately as Odell Beckham has attracted more attention?
A: More balls have gone Odellís way. Thatís the way the game went last week. We like to distribute the ball. The coverage tells us where weíre going to go with it. It just happened to fall like that last week.
Q: How would you describe Ruebenís season?
A: Heís been a little bit streaky. Some days better than others. We have a lot of confidence in him and expect him to continue to grow, get better. Heís still a young player and we feel his best days are ahead of him.
Q: How long have you had the Beckham option pass available to you and what made you use it on Sunday?
A: Weíve had it oiled up for a little while. Itís probably been in, I donít want to say Atlanta we put it in, his first week back, but we had it in pretty early. Weíve repped it a bunch. He had someone downhill on him pretty quick, so he didnít have a chance to work his way through the progressions like he would have wanted, but it was good to take a shot there.
Q: When it doesnít work, is that especially disappointing since the next time you try it, it will already have been seen?
A: No, any time you throw a deceptive, youíd sure like to hit it but with that being said, theyíre like screens Ė any time you call one, it helps you. It slows down the pursuit.
Q: Phil Simms always used to say on those plays, those flea flickers and things like that, itís usually the underneath guy thatís open because the deeper guys are covered, the cornerbacks arenít looking at the action in the backfield. Do you find that to be the case?
A: That was the case on Sunday. That was the case there. He had someone, he draws a lot of attention when he puts his hands on the ball, so he had someone down on him pretty quick. The rotation was that way, so he had to pull the trigger quickly and didnít have the chance to work to number two. We feel, in the long run, those types of plays will help us.
Q: In his case, do you know based on his past that he can do that or is it something he talks about? Does he fill out a form that says, ĎBy the way, I can throw the ball down the fieldí?
A: Coming in, we knew he was a good athlete. Heís done a lot of things in his past to help prepare for different opponents and things like that. Heís a talented young man. The more you can do in this league.
Q: You knew he could throw the ball?
A: Yes, we were aware of that.
Q: Did you guys get Tom to sign off on that? Itís a very un-Coughlin call.
A: Coach is involved in everything we do, absolutely. You donít ever want to make a call like that without the head coach being involved.
Q: Last time you played Washington, you put up 45 points. Is it too simple to think, ĎThey couldnít stop us last time, letís just roll out the same game planí?
A: Itís a division opponent. Things always change. It was a long time ago when we played them. We benefitted a lot from field position, whether it be from special teams or turnovers from the defense. Defense, special teams played lights out last time. We executed at a high level. To say we would go out and just roll the ball out there and do that again is ignorant. We know weíre going to have to work for everything we get. Theyíve been playing well on defense. Theyíve been giving up some chunk plays, but they do challenge you schematically. We have to make sure everyoneís on the same page and performing at a high level, playing fast and ready to execute.
Q: Did you see an improved Andre Williams? Obviously he had a big run, but in general, in terms of the way heís running over what you saw earlier in the year?
A: He had a nice day. It was good to see him get out and be explosive on the short yardage run in space. He looked like he was consistent with his courses. He pressed it, he had good vision. You give credit to the line, the tight ends and the receivers, they all blocked well for him. Henry (Hynoski) had a good day blocking for him. He took advantage of what was there and also gained some yards after contact, which was good to see.
Q: We spoke about patience with him a couple of times, did you think that bobble sort of created an artificial patience for him?
A: Weíd like to do it without the bobble. Iím not sure that it helped him or not. Iím sure it got this heart rate up a little bit early on in the play, but he did a nice job setting his blocks and running to daylight.