McAdoo says post-play penalties are a “poor reflection on me”

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Well, at least he’s not blaming Eli this week.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo, who has received surprisingly little scrutiny for subjecting receiver Odell Beckham to surprisingly little scrutiny after his disgusting-act touchdown celebration, placed the blame for it on himself, sort of.

“Penalties snap to whistle are penalties that happen, combative penalties in the game,” McAdoo said Wednesday, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “You can clean those up with fundamentals. Pre-snap and post-[whistle] penalties, we have to clean up and that’s a part of it. Celebration penalties are things you can’t have. It’s a poor reflection on me, on the program and on the organization.”

You can’t have them, but they have had them. Once in Week Two (Evan Engram) and again in Week Three.

“We have a plan for it,” McAdoo said. “We’re going to handle it internally and we have a plan for it moving forward.”

There’s that “handle it internally” line again. Co-owner John Mara used it earlier this week, and McAdoo has repeated it. Without knowing specifically what the Giants have done to handle it, it’s impossible to know whether they’ve done enough.

It’s clear that McAdoo didn’t do nearly enough to address the issue after Engram drew a flag for a vulgar celebration in Week Two — an infraction that, when coupled with a kickoff that went out of bounds, gave the Lions the ball on the New York 45. While McAdoo surely had plenty of other issues to deal with in the aftermath of that Week Two loss, he should have made it clear to the team after Engram’s penalty that there will be no more celebration penalties.

So either he didn’t, or he did and it didn’t take. Either way, it’s definitely a poor reflection on McAdoo. It’s the kind of poor reflection that, coupled with an inability to win football games, can make a current head coach a former head coach.

10 responses to “McAdoo says post-play penalties are a “poor reflection on me”

  1. Don’t worry the post play penalties are not the only thing reflecting bad on you. It’s your in game strategy, lack of adjustments in game, post game conferences, lack of holding some stars and struggling left tackles to a standard while scapegoating Super Bowl MVPs

  2. I have no empathy for Giants fans.

    You’re the ones that wanted Coughlin gone.

    There’s no way Beckham would have been able to get away with that crap had Coughlin been coaching the team.

  3. Reese, not Coughlin, should have gotten the axe last year. I don’t know why the media hasn’t made even a peep wrt this fact.

  4. nbptma says:
    September 28, 2017 at 10:09 am
    I have no empathy for Giants fans.

    You’re the ones that wanted Coughlin gone.

    There’s no way Beckham would have been able to get away with that crap had Coughlin been coaching the team.

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    Not all of us wanted TC gone but st the same time don’t forget what happened between Norman and Odell that one Fame that was under TC’s watch. He was a lame duck coach and threw out his standards and just wanted to win to save his job

  5. McAdoo has abdicated control of the team to OBJ. Mara effectively fired Coughlin and elevated Beckham to the “leader” of a leaderless team though Mara has escaped any scrutiny or criticism. I wonder if Coughlin did not discipline Beckham because he was ordered to ignore the actions of the talented punk. McAdoo has lost respect of the players and needs to go but Mara will keep him as a convenient scapegoat.

  6. nbptma says:
    September 28, 2017 at 10:09 am
    I have no empathy for Giants fans.

    You’re the ones that wanted Coughlin gone.
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    I do. No matter what happens, the fans appear to be stuck with a two-faced owner, conniving owner. John Mara, I’m looking at you.

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