Giants' new offense shows quick flash on Rueben Randle TD
The Giants' offense gave a glimpse of what it might be capable of doing this season with its new scheme. But you had to look quickly.
Eli Manning capped Thursday's OTA with a short pass to a streaking Rueben Randle for a touchdown on the first snap of what was supposed to be a two-minute drill. Instead, it turned into a one-play drill (although the defensive players would argue that Randle would have been caught before reaching the end zone if full contact had been allowed).
"It's similar to something that we would run last year,'' Randle said, "just the depth of it was a little shorter and the timing was a little different."
Shorter passes. Faster releases. More touchdowns (perhaps). Welcome to the 2014 Giants.
Randle said the new Ben McAdoo system isn't a complete departure from the old ways of doing things. But one of the big changes is having receivers run specific routes rather than adjust to the defense and have to communicate those adjustments to the quarterback.
"Everything is pretty much black and white. It's simple," Randle said. "What you have is what you run. Just take a lot of things off our minds and go out there and play football and just use your ability to get open . . . When you can go out there and maintain that focus on one specific thing, it allows you to go out there and play a lot faster. That's what we're doing here. I think that's going to be key for us pushing forward to make more plays."
Like the one Thursday.