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Ben McAdoo’s pre-Green Bay speech induces “goose bumps”

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants stands on the sidelines during their preseason game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on September 1, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Getty Images

Yeah, the debate is on tonight. But there’s also a pretty good football game, with the 2-2 Giants facing the 2-1 Packers in a game that could echo into January, based on playoff-tree seeding and postseason berths.

For coach Ben McAdoo, the game represents a return to the place from which he came before joining the Giants as offensive coordinator. That factor likely contributed to a speech he delivered to the team after two straight wins were followed by two straight losses.

I was getting goose bumps a little bit,” guard Justin Pugh said regarding the remarks, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

“We’re a good team,’’ McAdoo said, via Schwartz. “I like where this team is going. We need to rally the troops, so to speak. Get everyone pulling in the same direction and move on to the next one.”

The team has taken a back seat since Monday night to the question arising from the handling of receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The chatter has died down for now; whether Beckham becomes a focal point during the Green Bay game remains to be seen.

Which means you need to see it. On Saturday, we explained the various options for watching the game and the debate. You can also buy a second TV, obviously.

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18 Responses to “Ben McAdoo’s pre-Green Bay speech induces “goose bumps””
  1. wolfman55h says: Oct 9, 2016 11:18 AM

    He could’ve made speech short and sweet- ‘Odell, grow up’

  2. ragnarthemagnificent says: Oct 9, 2016 11:22 AM

    Uncle Rico is that you?

  3. tacowrecker says: Oct 9, 2016 11:31 AM

    I dunno, but all this rah-rah junk seems overblown.

  4. davidsterlingblog says: Oct 9, 2016 11:37 AM

    McAdoo was awful with the Packers. Possibly the worst offensive coordinator I have ever seen in GB. Good thing he can talk, because his coaching sure doesn’t speak very well. Did you see them play last week against the Vikings, terrible.

  5. beedubyatoo says: Oct 9, 2016 11:39 AM

    Of course Pugh got goose bumps. It’s Green Bay.

  6. carloswlassiter says: Oct 9, 2016 11:40 AM

    They’re going to get run out of the building.

  7. dubzito says: Oct 9, 2016 11:49 AM

    i dont know why anyone who visits this site would waste their time watching the debate instead of the game.

    anyone who says they dont know who they are voting for at this point is lying.

  8. lindacaseauthor says: Oct 9, 2016 11:59 AM

    I don’t know how the Giants’ players can take McAdoo seriously. Put him in a velvet suit with short pants and a ruffled shirt and he would look like Little Lord Fauntleroy.

  9. justintuckrule says: Oct 9, 2016 12:01 PM

    We’ve been big underdogs in Green Bay before. Too bad this game wasn’t in January (yet)

  10. skawh says: Oct 9, 2016 12:20 PM

    to heck with a debate…everyone knows by now any candidate will say anything just to get elected…that’s how it is. Time for some FOOTBALL!

  11. justanotheridiotcommenter says: Oct 9, 2016 12:21 PM

    Is this a commercial via blog post? Jeez, are ratings getting that bad for these night games?

  12. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:26 PM

    i bet lambeau will be only half full.. idiot people ought to realize the american dream is at stake and watch the debate, not some non relevant football game

  13. maestro1899 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:39 PM

    When was the speech? The article never states that. Was it last night? This morning? What’s up?

  14. maestro1899 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:40 PM

    i bet lambeau will be only half full.. idiot people ought to realize the american dream is at stake and watch the debate, not some non relevant football game

    */*/

    You can always RECORD the debate. Unless you are like 80% of Americans who have already made their minds up…

  15. jag1959 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:44 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 9, 2016 12:26 PM
    i bet lambeau will be only half full.. idiot people ought to realize the american dream is at stake and watch the debate, not some non relevant football game
    ______________

    Even in GB they have DVR’s

  16. leatherface2012 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:59 PM

    hillary gets in…..usa ceases to exist as we know it within 2 years

  17. orange and blue own the nfl says: Oct 9, 2016 1:22 PM

    Florio realizing his income directly tied to interest that is sagging thanks to politics in football among other things, begging you to watch.

    I’m heading to the range to exercise my 2A rights instead. Have a lot more time on my hands since I stopped watching.

  18. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Oct 9, 2016 4:27 PM

    I’m in GB and let me tell you, no we don’t have DVRs and I think your guy trump is toast! #HotTake

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