Against the Colts, Giants quarterback Eli Manning completed none of six passes that traveled 21 or more yards. Will that stop New York from taking their shots against the so-called Legion of Boom.
“Never,’’ offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said this week, via the New York Post. “You don’t ever go into a game scared. You go in and trust your plan and trust your preparation. We hit those throws and made those plays in practice last week. We are going to practice hard and take care of the execution and fundamentals and the physicality this week in practice and go out and expect to execute on Sunday.’’
McAdoo also disputed the notion that last week’s deep passes resulted from G.M. Jerry Reese’s plea for the team to be more aggressive.
Every week is a different week,’’ McAdoo said. “You put together a plan that you think gives you the best chance to win, obviously. We felt that gave us a chance to win. We did a nice job with protection early up front. We had some chances down the field to make some throws and make some catches and we didn’t come up the way we would like to.”
The season to date hasn’t come up the way the Giants would like, with five losses wrapped around three straight wins. If it continues, both the Giants and the Jets could be looking for new coaches in less than two months. Possibly, new General Managers, too.