New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team needs to be more aggressive on offense, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports.
The Giants have started the season 3-4 in their first year running the West Coast offense under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who replaced Kevin Gilbride during the offseason.
New York is averaging just 22 points per game, and Reese said the team should change its mentality.
“I just think we have to, as an offense, I think we have to be more aggressive,” Reese said during his bye week meeting with the press. “I think at times we’re a little bit almost too cautious with what we’re doing offensively. It’s the National Football League. You go out there, man, you have to win the game. You can’t expect something is gonna fall in your lap. You’ve got to go out and take the game, and I think we’re gonna have to be more aggressive offensively.”
Quarterback Eli Manning has completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,573 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rashad Jennings leads the team with 396 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and three receivers have surpassed 300 yards on the season. Leading-receiver Victor Cruz is out for the season after tearing his right patellar tendon earlier this month against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants are No. 22 in points and No. 23 in yards this season after ranking No. 28 in both categories last season.
The Giants were idle last week and host the Indianapolis Colts, who rank No. 1 in yards gained, on Monday night.
- Paul Palladino