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Learning the new offense isn't going to be a problem for Manning after a decade in the system Kevin Gilbride coordinated for the Giants previously. One head coach described Manning as "off-the-charts brilliant" and smarter than his brother. The fact that Manning has recovered from ankle surgery well enough to participate in OTAs is another bonus on the preparation front.
"McAdoo will give them different concepts in the passing game -- shorter passes to supplement the running game and more midrange routes to move the chains," a personnel evaluator familiar with McAdoo predicted.