Anonymous Giants players rip Ben McAdoo

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Giants coach Ben McAdoo strongly rejected the notion that his players quit during last Sunday’s 51-17 loss to the Rams, but a couple of his players shared their opinion that players have started tuning out the head coach during a miserable first half of the season.

Josina Anderson of ESPN shared conversations with two unnamed players who shared similar views of the impact the 1-7 start to the year has had on the locker room. One told her that “guys are giving up on the season” and “just don’t care anymore” and the other took issue with the suspensions given to cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins in recent weeks.

“McAdoo has lost this team. He’s got us going 80 percent on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game, it’s wild. Changed our off day. He’s dishing out fines like crazy. Suspended two of our stars when we need them most. Throws us under the bus all the time. He’s ran us into the ground and people wonder why we’ve been getting got.”

Safety Landon Collins has gone on record with the opposite view and Rodgers-Cromartie thinks players, not coaches, deserve scorn for how things have played out this season.

Anderson also reports that the Giants will be simplifying things on defense this week in hopes of getting the defense closer to last year’s success. Playing the winless 49ers should also help on that front and the grumblings about McAdoo will only get louder if things go the other way.

39 responses to “Anonymous Giants players rip Ben McAdoo

  1. If I was too afraid to be quoted on a comment, I’d at least try to attribute it to the guy I was competing with for playing time. No point in letting an opportunity go to waste.

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    deprado1 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    This is what happens when you stink as a team. Care to guess how many people will be at the Giants vs 49er’s this weekend.


    If they were playing in the meadowlands it would be pretty much filled, as always..

    In San Fran….who knows..

  3. latinlover11 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    The Giants will likely be looking for a new head coach after this season…and maybe a QB too.


    kaepernick and tomsula are looking for a new gig.

    (ya ya ya, i know tomsula is the DL coach in DC, but imagine his press conference with NY media instead of creampuffs.)

  4. Welcome to the snowflake generation. You can work hard, do the right thing, and reap the success – or you can choose to go home and cry in your pillow. I think we know what some of the Giants players choose to do.

    Maybe McAdoo isn’t the best coach in the world, but have you no pride man? Suck it up buttercup. Let your berries descend and step away from your smart phone long enough to express your discord face to face. Don’t be a blindsiding bed wetter.

  5. Pretty obvious this team has quit. The TD allowed last week to Robert Woods was a disgusting lack of effort/intention to tackle. Specifically Eli Apple, who just jogged as Woods ran right by him. Apple didn’t even have the decency to pretend to try.

  6. The fact that these players are mad at the coach for suspending the players, and not mad at the players that behaved in a way that would get them suspended speaks VOLUMES for where we are at with anthem protests. The inmates in fact do think they run the asylum. These players, anonymously because they are so courageous, think there should be no consequences for your actions. Guess what gents, the coach makes the rules. That’s life. You follow the rules, or you are punished. It’s a far worse message to let players get away with breaking the rules because they are good at football. Those rule breakers owe their team mates to behave appropriately. There are plenty of reasons to point at Mcadoo. THAT isn’t one of them. Morons.

  7. Manning is done. Like his Brother he wants to go out on top, but he doesn’t have enough left in the tank to do it. Besides, the team itself needs a rebuild and he doesn’t have the luxury of time on his side. Face it NY, Your franchise QB has hit the wall… time to retire and spend some time with the family or go into the booth like Romo.

  8. Bye bye MacAdoo, you should never of been a head coach. Aaron Rodgers got you this job. On the way out the door, please take Jerry Reese with you.

  9. The truth is that outside of that 11-5 record that raised expectations last year, the Giants have been garbage for a few years now.

  10. Sounds like the Giants need to clean house. If the players admit they have given up on the season then it’s time to get rid of them. Maybe McAdoo isn’t the best coach but these guys constantly bring up the fact they are “grown men” and “professionals”. It doesn’t seem like that to me.

  11. I knew it was all downhill after he got his haircut. His focus is probably on all the women running his way now. He needs to go back to the Lloyd Christmas ‘do so he can focus on football once again.

  12. Please, just fire McAdoo already! As soon as he started slicking his hair back should have been a major red-flag. Fire him now and let’s all move on. It’s becoming clear that the players would welcome it and would probably play better regardless of their record.

  13. wallabear says:
    November 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    Who’s gonna coach Big Blue in 2018: Josh McDaniels or Matt Patricia?
    What about Marvin Lewis!??? 😀

  14. boxscore20k says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    NFL is touting this matchup, Giants vs 49ners, as the game of the week.

    That game is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Heck, it might be close to being worse to that

  15. As a Giants fan, my fear is they beat the 49ers and a few more games this year. Just enough to keep the Macadoo.

    We should keep the coach on board once his replacement is found to help Eli copy Rodger’s foot movements. Madadoo’s big success.

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