With the Giants likely set to introduce Ben McAdoo as their new head coach on Friday, here are five questions that John Fennelly and Sam Spiegelman would like answered...
1. Will you still call the plays as the head coach or will you delegate that to Joe Philbin, the new OC?
2. Why did you decide the retain Steve Spagnuolo as the DC? He has been anything but spectacular of late...
3. Do you think Eli Manning had a lot to do with you being hired? Or Odell Beckham, Jr.?
4. Last year, Tom Coughlin would not commit to one back in the running game. Was that his idea or yours? Because Rashad Jennings clearly looked like he deserved more touches.
5. Will you press Jerry Reese to get you a "go-to" tight end this offseason. Will Tye made great strides, but it's clear the Giants would benefit from a bigger body at TE.
1. As you inherit the team from Tom Coughlin, what do you believe you will do differently to get the Giants back into the playoffs?
By not hiring Hue Jackson or chasing after Nick Saban, the Giants really only let Coughlin go. Ben McAdoo has been in the building the past two years as offensive coordinator -- and has had success -- but he has never been an NFL head coach before.
The question is what can McAdoo do differently -- or better -- than Coughlin? How can we make the difference between 6-10 and cleaning out their lockers after Week 17 as opposed to 10-6 and playing into late January?
2. What are your plans for the defense?
According to reports, McAdoo is expected to retain Steve Spagnuolo as his defensive coordinator. What did Spags do in 2015 in order to make it such an obvious decision?
The Giants needed a veteran defensive coordinator with a proven track record to balance out the team. Spagnuolo did a fine job with what he had, but it doesn't look as if Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora are walking through the door to revitalize this unit.
For a rookie head coach and the second-youngest in the NFL, a proven defensive coordinator may have been the wiser move.
3. What do you consider to be the team's biggest area of need?
This goes hand in hand with how McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese plan to do heading into free agency and the 2016 NFL Draft.
The Giants have addressed their offensive line in recent years, but still have needs in the backfield, defensive line, linebacker and in the secondary.
In order to better run McAdoo's offense, does he need a workhorse running back? If Prince Amukamara and/or Jason Pierre-Paul walk in free agency, is it a lockdown cornerback or a marquee pass rusher?
There is an abundance of high-importance needs, but what does McAdoo consider to be paramount?
4. How will the offense change -- or stay the same -- in 2016?
The Giants offense has been a bright spot for the team the past two years, whether that's an homage to McAdoo or the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr.
Joe Philbin has been mentioned as a potential candidate to run the Giants offense. Like McAdoo, Philbin is a branch off the Mike McCarthy coaching tree. Perhaps a lesser role than head coach would suit Philbin, who was fired from the Dolphins midway through the season.
The hire of Philbin would signal a more spread offense. How does that change the Giants' offensive philosophy overall, if at all? And like the question we asked with Spagnuolo, are we confident Philbin is the right man for this job?
5. How do you address the post-Eli Manning era in New York?
Manning isn't showing many signs of slowing down, but like situations with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, what's next?
Is Ryan Nassib the future under center for the Giants? He was a Coughlin draft pick, and we have yet to see enough of him to think he has what it takes to succeed Manning.
You would assume McAdoo prefers a quarterback in the Aaron Rodgers mold -- a big arm and some mobility. How early can the Giants nab a quarterback in this year's or next year's draft?
With a franchise cornerstone already in place in Beckham, ensuring there's a quality option at quarterback is a must.