Excerpt: "It took almost four months. It took OTAs, minicamp and just about all 16 training camp practices this summer.
Finally, the Giants appear to have installed their entire offense. The West Coast-style system that new coordinator Ben McAdoo brought with him from Green Bay has been fully relayed to the players and rehearsed on the field.
"Everything is installed and everything feels good so far," wide receiver Victor Cruz said on Thursday, the Giants' final day of training camp. "Pretty much the last two or three days have been fine-tuning and getting the last in of green zone."
Green zone is what most teams refer to as red zone. It's the primary scoring area inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
The Giants have spent a good chunk of practice in recent days working on green-zone plays. The results have been mixed, if you're looking at things with the glass half-full.
Publicly, the Giants have maintained they are not concerned about the sloppiness of the offense. They say the installation of a new offense with such markedly different verbiage is what they expected from the grueling process, which took almost four months.
The Giants began installing the offense when their offseason program hit Phase 2 in early May.
"We have a plan on how we're going to install," McAdoo said earlier in the week. "We're going to continue installing and continue to review some things we've done earlier. We have a plan in place for that. You never want to sit on your hands." Read more...