The club broke for the summer in mid-June with the question of who will call the plays, McAdoo or his offensive coordinator, Mike Sullivan, still unanswered.
Sullivan and McAdoo both danced around the issue when asked, saying that it will work itself out over time. But that is unlikely according to former Giants coach Bill Parcells.
"I don't know what he'll do, but I would imagine what he'll do,'' Parcells told The Post during a phone interview. "Most come into the job with the intention of doing it that way. I know some that have done it their whole career.''
McAdoo had not called plays until the Giants hired him as their OC in 2014. He is an ardent follower of his former boss, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, one of several NFL head coaches who call offensive plays.
"I think if the person who has just become the head coach is an offensive coach and has been used to calling the plays, most of those people, at least for the first few years, usually continue to call the plays,'' Parcells said. "I think back to my era with guys like [Joe] Gibbs and Bill Walsh and [Mike] Holmgren, those guys that were offensive coaches, they continued to call the plays for as long as I could possibly remember.''
Sullivan called the plays for two seasons as the OC in Tampa while serving under Greg Schiano and was a valued offensive assistant under Coughlin in various roles the past 12 seasons. He certainly has the experience, but McAdoo appears likely to hold on to this key responsibility.
"At the end of the day, we're going to do what is going to help us win, and there will be 100 percent support from me no matter what happens, and I think Ben will feel the same way, and again, all we care about is wins," Sullivan told reporters at minicamp last month.
"I think once ultimately to keep a rhythm with the quarterback and with the offense as a whole, and we'll see ultimately how it's decided, but again, that's down the road," said Sullivan. "Someone is going to call on September 11th, so we'll see. Hopefully a good one, for sure."