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McAdoo and his second training camp

larryflower37 : 8/11/2017 11:03 am
I am not an expert by any means but I have been impressed by how McAdoo is handling the players, cadence, and workload.
Most of the reports it seems, it's a smooth process and the players are happy and healthy.

I was a Coughlin fan but I think he had a hard time fully adapting to the CBA and how the new type of player (more speed, less contact) need to practice.

Let's hope it translates to wins.
My impression given the constraints imposed by the  
Big Blue '56 : 8/11/2017 11:05 am : link
CBA, is that TC handled it as well as one could
Dodge : 8/11/2017 11:30 am : link
I think it's fairly obvious he didn't.
I Like The Emphasis On Reducing Reps For Older Vets  
Trainmaster : 8/11/2017 11:51 am : link
and being smart about contact, rest periods.

We'll see if the Giants were lucky in 2016 with regards to injuries or whether it was due to changes that continue in 2017.
RE: ..  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/11/2017 11:53 am : link
In comment 13556002 Dodge said:
I think it's fairly obvious he didn't.

I don't know how you quantify that without knowing in depth how camp is structured and scheduled.
He's growing on me.  
area junc : 8/11/2017 12:02 pm : link
I absolutely didn't want him as Head Coach. Never been a HC before at any level? Had never been an OC before at any level before Giants? Qualified? A part of me died when I heard we were an arm hair away from Nick Saban at the 11th hour. Never been impressed with his offense at any point during his 3 years here. Looked like he got out-coached several times last year.

That said, there are pros and cons to every situation. Eli obviously wanted him to stay which says a lot. The Eagles appeared to be interested which was interesting. And while I've been thoroughly unimpressed with his offense, he's young and seems willing to change (grow). I also concede this is the 1st year with the requisite talent at the skill positions to run his scheme. It's not a luxury it's a necessity. Short passes thrown to mediocre players yields mediocre results. I also like the fact he's been groomed by 2 great HC's in McCarthy and Coughlin. Nobody else can say that. Pretty good "bloodlines".

I'm almost worried that he's making the game too fun for the players. You go to a practice and it looks like a party with all the music. But he's 11-6 and it looks like he's more comfortable this year.
the best part  
giantfan2000 : 8/11/2017 1:12 pm : link
ZERO non contact injuries
not on field
not in weight room

amazing what you can do when your players are healthy
TC was just of a different generation  
Chris684 : 8/11/2017 1:36 pm : link
it's no knock on him as a coach. His methods are tried and true to the tune of 2 SB titles and countless years of success.

That said, some of McAdoo's new and refreshing ideas are why sometimes you just need a change. I have been thrilled reading about some of more modern coaching ideas and techniques.

The idea to have offensive and defensive players go through a "coaching swap" session where players swap with their respective counterparts (DBs meeting with WR coaches and vice versa) seems to have been a huge hit with the team. The data he uses to assign off days for vets and his training staff generally keeping the team very healthy last season have all been a breath of fresh air.
RE: the best part  
mfsd : 8/11/2017 1:39 pm : link
In comment 13556283 giantfan2000 said:
ZERO non contact injuries
not on field
not in weight room

amazing what you can do when your players are healthy

I almost don't want to comment about that for fear of jinxing it, but this teams physical preparation from offseason through camp so far has been remarkable. Proving the significant improvement in overall team health through year 1 of the new regime was no fluke
Not to be a tin foil hat wearer but  
Bluesbreaker : 8/11/2017 4:10 pm : link
There are some issues with the UV index that once was only
up to a 10 now we are seeing UV levels of 15 and there
are issues with cosmic radiation that can have a negative
affect on soft tissue injuries and fatigue .Hamstrings muscle pulls .Longer healing times ect . Places like
Arizona Texas and So. Cal being some of the worst .
I mean I have never looked at any statistics on it say over
the past 10 years but the issues are there .
Take a look at how Baseball players who use to fight off
the sun with a pair of shades and a glove now you seem them
unable to see the ball or even come close to it .
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