EAST RUTHERFORD — Ben McAdoo’s play calling has become a key point of contention with the Giants‘ offensive woes.
The team has failed to score 20 offensive points in each of its last seven games dating back to last season. Many are pointing the finger at the head coach, who doubles as the Giants’ offensive play caller. The Giants’ offense was one of the league’s most productive units when McAdoo was offensive coordinator, but it has faltered since he became head coach and added responsibilities.
Many are calling for McAdoo to consider turning the duties over to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer is not.
“There have been so many coaches that have done it, i don’t think it’s an issue,” Toomer said in a phone interview Saturday while helping CVS Pharmacy kick off its annual Project Health campaign in Jackson Heights. “There’s more than one way to win, to organize your team and to win. I want the best play caller. I don’t care who it is.
“Calling plays all depends on the play caller. If it’s the head coach, it doesn’t matter. If it’s the coordinator, it doesn’t matter. You just want someone who is aggressive.”
Toomer had plays called by both coach and coordinator during his Giants career. He said coordinators Kevin Gilbride and Sean Payton were his favorite play callers, but the Giants also got a mid-year surge when Jim Fassel took over play calling duties from Payton in during the 2002 season, helping the Giants get hot and earn a wild card spot.
“They were aggressive, they would go after the jugular,” Toomer said. “Those were…
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