Joe Judge's first offseason as Giants head coach has coincided with perhaps the most unique offseason the NFL has ever endured.
As the cononavirus pandemic continues to keep team facilities closed, Judge and his brand new coaching staff must do their best to teach and get to know their players remotely via video meetings.
Judge is tasked with implementing a brand new scheme, as well as a new culture, to this Giants team, and while there hasn't been any in-person instruction yet, Judge and company are teaching the foundation of each side of the football as best they can.
So what exactly will Big Blue's offense look like under Judge?
The first-year head coach didn't get into too many specifics during his Tuesday video call with reporters, but he did explain that the offense will be heavily influenced by what offensive coordinator Jason Garrett did with the Dallas Cowboys.
"I think, schematically, the easiest way to describe it to kind of the outside world right now is it's going to be similarly based off what Jason's done in Dallas for the last 10 or so years," Judge said. "So there's going to be some similarities carried to that, but it's got to be catered to our players we have on our roster currently. So right now we're installing all the base concepts and the shell of the offense.
"I think really you'll see throughout training camp as it takes form with the character of our team and as different players emerge, and then really along with that, it's going to take shape throughout the season as well."
But even with that said, Judge and Garrett aren't going to limit the identity of their offense. Some have questioned whether the Giants will be a run-first team with Saquon Barkley racking up most of the offensive yardage, or a pass-heavy attack that best utilizes Daniel Jones' skill set.
According to Judge, the offensive style on a weekly basis will be based on matchups.
"We're going to be a team that focuses a lot on game plans, whatever we have to do game-by-game," Judge said. "That may be running the ball every play or throwing the ball every play based on the opponent. But we're going to make sure that we're not too rigid in what we're doing that we can't adapt by game plan."
As for Jones, the challenge of learning a new offense, specifically in this remote learning environment, is a great one, and it's a lot to ask of a second-year quarterback. While some concepts may be familiar to Jones, the Garrett-led scheme will be a whole new ballgame from what Jones ran in 2019.
"There's going to be some similarities for Daniel," Judge said. "But I would not say this is a carryover in any way shape or form from his rookie year."