Posted: 6/4/2014 2:41 PM
Manning is hardly a scrambler, but that’s not the footwork he’ll need to improve. He’s quite adept sliding and maneuvering in the pocket, but Gannon sees, if not laziness, a measure of sloppiness in Manning’s footwork, likely caused by so much time back in the shotgun. A hallmark of any West Coast attack is the three-step drop from behind center, which must be precision-perfect.
“I can promise you he’ll be doing a lot of different drills,’’ Gannon said. “The box drills, the quick feet drills, the jump rope with your helmet and shoulder pads on. That’s how you get better with your feet. I think he’s athletic enough, I think he’s talented enough, I think he’s highly motivated.”“I think his accuracy, once he gets comfortable in the system, he’ll improve dramatically,’’ Gannon said. “We always talk about trust your feet, your feet will take you to the completion."
“He has to understand when I call a ‘shot’ play and it’s not there, I need you to do the right thing,’’ Gannon said, speaking as the offensive coordinator. “I don’t need you to throw it up for Victor Cruz or somebody to make a miraculous catch. I need you to check the ball down to the back, you’ll find a completion and we’ll move the chains.’’
The selling job, even during the inevitable struggles, should not be much of an issue.
“First of all, you have to tell him ‘Look, this system is going to lengthen your career,’’’ Gannon said. “I know Ben McAdoo from having been with Mike [McCarthy], he’s a sharp guy. He can really help Eli become a better player and that’s exciting. You’re talking about a guy who’s a talented quarterback who’s won Super Bowls. He’s got a chance to get better.’’LINK
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Faithful Giants fan from 1967 - to whenever the Reaper comes a' callin'!
Posted: 6/5/2014 8:01 AM
Good teams rely on their stars,Great teams rely on each other.
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GiantsT wrote: Tupper - they said that, but honestly it's not true. Saying that is just out of respect to Coughlin. McAdoo was given full autonomy of the offense - this is HIS system and it's basically the same offense GB runs. Coughlin was not going to be retained unless he gave FULL control to McAdoo. Really you can't run a WCO and a "traditional" offense at the same time. They are complete opposites. You have to pick one and really hone in on it, and fine tune. You can't do everything. From what we're hearing from players and seeing at practice, it's zone running scheme and horizontal, quick release passing game w/lots of motion, a base 3 WR offense and guys lining up in different spots. That's GB's offense.Dying to see if Eli is accurate enough to thrive in this system - it's not just making the right read and putting the ball up for grabs - absolute precision and continuously hitting guys in stride is the key to making it work. That, along with mobility, are the 2 weaknesses in Eli's game imo.
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Fan1938 wrote: "It appeared highly unlikely TC was getting fired after last season.....but if TC did not agree to at least philosophically overhaul the offense on some level, I think JR and the FO would have had a conversation about how to potentially proceed without TC. Once again......it's not like TC is going to be our coach for 5 more years. I think 2 max.......so if TC wasn't going to bend enough on the offensive system, he may have been at risk."Jeff, simply more unfounded speculation. You have not the least knowledge of what transpired between TC and the franchise in the offseason. None.
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