SAN FRANCISCO – Two wide receivers who worked under Ben McAdoo in Green Bay expressed confidence that the Giants head coach will flourish in his new role.
“He always had a bright future in front of him,” Greg Jennings, who now plays for the Dolphins, told Newsday. “He was very smart, one of those guys you knew you could go to if you had any questions about scheme or defenses. He was a student of the game. He’s not one of those guys who has played the game or had experience in that light, but he definitely has studied the game.”
Randall Cobb said McAdoo, despite his relative youth, was unafraid of getting after players.
“When he was in Green Bay he did a great job getting guys to buy in and understanding what their job was,” Cobb told Newsday. “He wasn’t scared to call anybody out, put anybody in their place, and he holds everybody to a level of what their role is. He expects everybody to do their job.”
McAdoo was a tight ends coach and quarterback coach with the Packers until he came to the Giants as offensive coordinator in 2014. He spent two years in that position and last month was named head coach, replacing Tom Coughlin.
“Only time will tell,” Jennings said when asked if McAdoo will succeed. “My hope is that he turns out to be a phenomenal head coach. I know that’s his desire and his hope as well.”