Giants owners send letter to fans saying they’ve “fallen short”

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Giants owner John Mara apparently got tired of writing letters one at a time.

So he and co-owner Steve Tisch decided to send one out in bulk this week, after the firings of coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese.

Via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, a mass mailing went out this week to season ticket holders, effectively apologizing for the mess this season became.

“Today, we made the difficult decision to relieve head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese of their duties,” the letter began. “This season has been extremely disappointing for our organization, and we determined now was the right time to make these changes.

“Steve Spagnuolo, our defensive coordinator and a former NFL head coach, will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season. Kevin Abrams, our assistant general manager for the last 16 years, will assume the duties of interim general manager. As owners of this franchise, our goal is to deliver the highest quality of football to you, and we know we have fallen short of that goal this season. We will conduct a diligent and thorough search for a new head coach and general manager.

“We know you and all of our fans have been frustrated this year, and many of you have voiced your disappointment and displeasure. Your passion for our franchise does not go unnoticed, and we appreciate your continued support as we move forward to provide you with a renewed sense of Giants Pride.”

The fact they’re conducting a “diligent and thorough search” might be of little comfort, since they were the ones conducting the search that led to McAdoo in the first place.

They still have three games left in front of those customers, so they needed to do something to soothe their feelings. But as holiday greetings go, Giants fans would have probably preferred a fruitcake.

15 responses to “Giants owners send letter to fans saying they’ve “fallen short”

  1. In the very first sentence, between “the” and “decision”, they wrote “difficult”. Tells me they still don’t fully get it. Very few of us who paid for PSLs and season tickets would have found the decision difficult.

  2. Instead of letters, how about sending those ticket holders rebates?

    Would never happen in a million years.

  3. .
    To make matters worse, the Giants only have 3 million in cap space. They will have to cut some players to retool via the free agency market. How does Reese’s 250 million dollar shopping spree look now? To me, it was just a last ditch effort to cover up previous mistakes and save his job.
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  4. collectordude says:

    Instead of letters, how about sending those ticket holders rebates?

    Would never happen in a million years.
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    Wouldn’t happen in a million years if you or anyone else here was the owner.

  5. Giants owners send letter to fans saying they’ve “fallen short”

    Ohh wow y’know when I first read headline, I thought they were saying it was the FANS who had fallen short. I was gonna rant about massive hypocrisy but now I don’t have to. Carry on!

  6. Wasn’t a big reason they promoted McAdoo in the first place because of his relationship with Eli? If so, its a bit ironic how things played out, and the owners pushing McAdoo under the bus basically for the bungling of the Eli situation. Making Jimmy Haslam look less incompetent – that’s hard to do.

  7. The fact they’re conducting a “diligent and thorough search” might be of little comfort, since they were the ones conducting the search that led to McAdoo in the first place.

    So what? Wellington Mara and George Young, two of the most respected executives in league history, hired Ray Handley as head coach in 1991. All the PFT staffers seem to think there’s some requirement of perfection necessary in hiring prominent positions, or else the executives are somehow chronically incompetent. Give it a rest with the negativity, guys.

  8. We are so very sorry for not letting an entitled NFL player continue to be the starting QB even though he sucks so much his understudy might be better. Forgive us please as we would never even have the great Eli Manny as a football player if he respected the draft like thousands of players have over history…

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