The Giants announced the completion of their offensive assistant coaching staff.
Danny Langsdorf, the Oregon State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, was named the team’s new quarterbacks coach.
Sean Ryan, who was the quarterbacks coach the previous two seasons, will now coach the wide receivers. Ryan had previously been the Giants receivers coach during the 2010-11 seasons.
Kevin M. Gilbride, the wide receivers coach in 2012-13, is the new tight ends coach, replacing Mike Pope.
The rest of the staff includes newcomers Ben McAdoo, the team’s offensive coordinator; Craig Johnson, who replaced Jerald Ingram as the team’s running backs coach; and holdovers Pat Flaherty, Lunda Wells and Ryan Roe see.
“I like the makeup of our offensive staff,” said head coach Tom Coughlin. “There are some obvious and very good offensive thoughts here.
“And then you bring in Ben McAdoo … I’m excited about that part of it as well. I think the combination of the fundamentals, the innovative ideas and concepts coming from the new coaches, combined with the coaches that we have here that are fundamentalists and very good coaches in their own right, I’m excited about this spring as we put together our identity as an offensive team again.”
Langsdorf said he’s looking forward to helping Eli Manning improve from last year’s performance.
“For me, it’s just a great opportunity to be able to work with a great quarterback,” Langsdorf said. “I know he is looking for improvement off of last year. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and to live in a new part of the country.”
Coughlin had high praise for his two young assistants and what they can bring to the table.
“The one thing that is very impressive is that Ben and Danny are fundamentalists, first and foremost, in how they teach. They both have extensive quarterback film and drill work which they teach off of and which relate to the fundamentals of the game – how you drop, how you set, how you save time, how you become more efficient, where’s the ball, where do you carry the ball, where’s your front foot. When the quarterbacks report back here, that is a very, very good way to start the progression of how the quarterback is developed fundamentally so he can contribute at the highest level in this form of offensive package. I’m very interested in that.”
He’s also interested in revitalizing the Giants offense.
“I think there is something to be said for taking some of the ideas that you see are most prevalent at the college level and bringing that to our game,” Coughlin said. “And the combination is very interesting to me.”