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Giants Ben McAdoo could give up offensive play calling

Big Blue's head coach might hand over the offensive playbook after a difficult two weeks of the 2017 season.
Ben McAdoo has drawn the ire of fans after benching Eli Manning. (Photo: Getty Images)

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo might give up the team's offensive play-calling responsibilities, he told reporters on Wednesday (h/t Sports Illustrated)

"We can't keep doing the same thing over and over again. That's insanity. It's not working. So we're going to look to make some changes this week, like we did last week, maybe a little bit more drastic this week, to use your word. If that means giving up play-calling duties, that's something that [the offensive staff will] look at, that we'll talk about."

If McAddo does give it up, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan is the favorite to start calling the plays. He hasn't called offensive plays since he was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive coordinator in 2013. 

The Giants offense has been in absolute shambles over the first two weeks of the 2017 season. It's the main reason why they have started 0-2 for the fourth time in the past five seasons. 

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The Eli Manning-led offense has only been able to generate a single touchdown, which came during a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions. Only the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals have scored less than New York's 13 total points this season. 

Manning has been running for his life through most of the eight quarters he's played in as he's been sacked eight times, including five on Monday night. 

When he hasn't been sacked, he's been hit, hassled and harried into dumping off short, quick passes that have not been enough to get the offense into any sort of rhythm

It also doesn't help that the running game is a complete non-factor as a byproduct of the inept offensive line. The Giants rank dead last in the league with 97 rushing yards in two games. 

McAdoo and his squad won't get much of a reprieve either come Week 3 as they are facing the best pass rush in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

 
 
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