Ben McAdoo: Giants’ “desire to finish” isn’t high enough

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After the listless Giants were humiliated by the Rams in Week Nine, coach Ben McAdoo said he saw no problems with the team’s effort level.

McAdoo had a somewhat different reaction to the listless Giants getting humiliated by the 49ers in Week 10. McAdoo didn’t say anyone quit during the 31-21 loss, but admitted Monday that something was lacking from the defense in the team’s latest loss.

“The thing that was disappointing that showed up on film is the desire to finish on a consistent basis,” McAdoo said, via Newsday. “It’s not one player and it’s not on all plays. It’s something that almost looks like at times we’re waiting for someone else to make a play instead of just pulling the trigger and making the play ourselves.”

McAdoo said he wasn’t going to throw anyone under the bus when it came to pointing to individual plays that led to his observation, but he did answer a question about cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins appeared to be moving at something less than full speed in his first game back from a McAdoo-imposed suspension and McAdoo said “his desire to finish consistently needs to show up.”

Giants ownership announced on Monday that McAdoo will get a chance to finish out the season, which may have something to do with his willingness to discuss the team’s energy level after passing on it in the past. Identifying the problem is important, but failing to fix it probably won’t work out well for McAdoo once Black Monday comes up on the calendar.

27 responses to “Ben McAdoo: Giants’ “desire to finish” isn’t high enough

  1. It’s clear that McAdoo has lost the locker room and the respect of his players. They skip meetings, dog it in practice, etc. However, as bad as McAdoo is, what the players are doing is even worse. It shows their lack of character and how mentally weak they are.

  2. So what is it Giants ‘fans’? Did you really dislike Tom Coughlin (a 2 time Super Bowl winning coach) that much that you’re good with a 1 – 8 record???

    Frankly, you (and your owners) deserve exactly what you have – a team of losers.

  3. So, the defense is dogging it. Jenkins and Apple are allergic to contact. But, hey, let’s bench Eli. Got it.

  4. re: npbtma1

    This Giants ‘fan’ thinks that Tom Coughlin had run his course as an NFL Coach. Seems like every other team thought the same. So they took a shot with a guy who had a decent track record and could provide some offensive continuity for our aging QB. It didn’t work. Stuff happens.

    I love how a bad season is the end of the world for some people. Last I checked, most teams have a stretch or two of bad seasons in their history. But most teams don’t have 4 Super Bowls sprinkled in there as well. The Giants are not a bad team to root for.

  5. Somewhere in Jacksonville, MY Tom Coughlin is smiling, or I can even see him laughing out loud 🙂 Yes, MY TC, a division rival coach who I always had the utmost respect!! Mara, the snake, deserves everything he is getting this year! TC had just too much integrity for Mara, you know, ole Rog’s best bud……Jags are doing pretty good this year, huh???

  6. Giants should have held onto Coughlin even if it wasn’t as a coach. Looks what he’s done in Jacksonville already. I for one want to see them keep McAdoo around and do something about the front office. Jerry has made a few nice picks over the years but even a blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while. Way more misses than hits and it shows. At this point they need to take their top 1 or 2 pick and trade down a few spots and take the biggest goon OT in the draft with the number one pick and take the best available OT with their second pick. They Poor Eli is running for his life and we all know he can’t run. Give Webb two more years behind Eli and let him take over. The last thing I want to see is them blow that first round pick on a QB that has a 50/50 chance of being successful at best.

  7. See, my thoughts are – if you are going to suck – don’t do it half way. Jump into the deep end of the pool.

    Glad they are keeping him till the end of the season. It means the new General Manager will have some really good draft choices to work with.

  8. Why delay the inevitable? The Gints are cleaning house. Nothing is gained by waiting until the day after the season. Start the coach and GM search now.

  9. bigdaddystyle says:
    November 14, 2017 at 9:19 am
    re: npbtma1

    This Giants ‘fan’ thinks that Tom Coughlin had run his course as an NFL Coach. Seems like every other team thought the same. So they took a shot with a guy who had a decent track record and could provide some offensive continuity for our aging QB. It didn’t work. Stuff happens.

    I love how a bad season is the end of the world for some people. Last I checked, most teams have a stretch or two of bad seasons in their history. But most teams don’t have 4 Super Bowls sprinkled in there as well. The Giants are not a bad team to root for.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Giants have been in the league since 1925 (92 yrs), 4 Super Bowls, 2 in the last nine years of Coughlin’s career with the Giants and you feel Coughlin had run it’s course?? Wow! Ok?! It’s going to take more than a top first round draft pick to fix this club. Tank all you want, you’ll have to fix both the coach and qb. The current qb needs a fire lit under his ass.

  10. I’m a Giants fan and I’m happy that McAdoo will remain for the rest of the year. This way, we insure a better draft choice and then you let the new GM pick the new coach and then can have the input on the new QB, hopefully will a very high draft pick. I’m really okay with all that!

  11. The Giants are gonna end up with the top pick or the #2 and they will waste it on Sam Darnold who will be as big a bust as Ryan Leaf. They will waive Davis Webb who will go the Pats and eventually take over for TB extending Belichick’s career another 10 years until he owns every record possible and at least another 3 SBs. The Giants will wander in the desert for the next decade.

  12. Don’t waste time.
    Find the New HC and GM now.
    Get the rebuilding process started.
    Dump the players who are dogging it.
    New HC,GM and reset the culture.

  13. re: nbptma1 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Coughlin limped out of that job with 4 bad years in a row. I love the guy, but he’s not viable as a HC anymore. They made a change and it didn’t work. It happens.

  14. Mr Magoo has a really creepy visage.

    Any time now I think a 10 year old boy is going to be running from his grasp.

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