Ben McAdoo believes in the Giants, not so much in the Eagles

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On a day when the notion of bias has infiltrated the national discourse, former Giants coach Ben McAdoo has shown that his natural inclination against the team that fired him won’t affect his assessment of the organization.

McAdoo told the New York Post that he likes what the Giants have done, and that he thinks it will result in a playoff berth.

“I think they’ve made a lot of the moves I wanted to make,” McAdoo said. “I think they’re gonna win the division.”

That means McAdoo doesn’t think the defending Super Bowl champions will repeat as NFC East champs.

“I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?” McAdoo said. “I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success. Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time. And Washington is Washington, right?”

McAdoo’s praise of the comings and goings suggests that he believes he should have been the one staying, with only G.M. Jerry Reese going. But McAdoo, despite making it to the playoffs in 2016, was a disaster, becoming the latest example of the NFL’s version of the Peter Principle. Indeed, he was unable to find work as a coordinator after being fired by the Giants.

Then again, he doesn’t need to find other work, at least not yet. The Giants remain on the hook for the balance of his contract. Which gives him a reason to not be as upset with them as he otherwise would be.

44 responses to “Ben McAdoo believes in the Giants, not so much in the Eagles

  1. “I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?”

    Won the Super Bowl, had a qb on pace for mvp, had a back-up qb win the Super Bowl mvp, only lost three games last season, have one of the more innovative coaches in the league.
    Other than that, you’re right Ben…the Giants are better.

  2. McAdoo didn’t look like he knew what he or his team was doing last season and he sounds like he still doesn’t know what’s up. I believe Washington could be Giants equal.

  3. This guy couldn’t be more clueless. Teams should incorporate a strategy, do the opposite of whatever Mcadoo says.

  4. How much success has Philly had? You mean the team that continually whooped up on you as a coordinator and HC and just won the super bowl and gave you two of your losses that gave you your pink-slip? This dudes a clown…why not do an interview with a real coach, a real coach with a real job?

  5. Soooooo Eli Manning is still the Giant’s starting QB annnnnd Ben McAdoo is not the Giant’s head Coach anymore? Right? Dude she dumped you and she ain’t coming back! It’s over. Time to move on man.

  6. Yeah….Gotcha. So this team was able to handle the unbeatable Patriots on the biggest stage in the game but there’s no way they could handle the success afterwards. We got it, Ben.

  7. castropigsocks says:
    July 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    “I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?”

    Won the Super Bowl, had a qb on pace for mvp, had a back-up qb win the Super Bowl mvp, only lost three games last season, have one of the more innovative coaches in the league.
    Other than that, you’re right Ben…the Giants are better.
    ———

    Never won anything of substance in the modern era. Don’t be dense. The Eagles have not had SUSTAINED success in nearly two decades.

  8. He benched Eli and put in our 3rd string QB. Can a HC really be this stupid? WackaDoo isn’t fit for flag football.

  9. I think they’ve made a lot of the moves I wanted to make. I think they’re gonna win the division……this is the equivalent of uncle Rico saying, if the coach put me in in the fourth quarter, we would have won state.

  10. 700levelvet says:
    July 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm
    He proved how good a HC he was last year. What a clown.

    Well put! What a loser clown!

  11. McAdoo looked clueless last year.
    I can see benching an ineffective Eli and trying out a hot rookie QB.
    But benching Eli for Geno Smith?!?!?!
    What is Geno Smiths upside – a good backup?
    He’s no starter.

    But McAdoo does have a unique hair style, I’ll give him that.

  12. Met Ben once. The least impressive football coach I’ve ever met. I’m including every level. I wouldn’t hire him to coach Philadelphia Catholic League.

  13. Yes bc the cowboys were great in the late 80s. Pats were great in 99 n 2000. Seahawks were studs in the late aughts early 10s. The Colts were studs in the 90s. Etc.

    Probably the dumbest thing a coach could say. Its like the guy has never watched football. Teams always have about a 5 year window then come back to the pack.

    Teams rarely win a title out of nowhere n disappear. Theyre either very good before hand or afterwards.

    Seriously who was the last Superbowl champion who wasnt in the playoffs multiple times around their title?

  14. nfceastguy says:
    July 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    How did this moron get even 3 wins last year?

    He didn’t, Spags got the 3rd win.

  15. Does it really matter what him or anybody else says about us? We had to go through all last year with people saying the same exact thing. It didn’t stop then and not going to stop now. Every year post and comments come out saying negative things about us. Remember we wasn’t even supposed to be competitive last year, we was picked to be third or last in the division. Every win last year came with an excuse for the other teams losing to us and more. They don’t like us, and we don’t care, we all we got really, and we all we need #flyeaglesfly!!!!!

  16. I’m a giants fan, yes I think we will be improved, but why this guy continues to talk is beyond me. He should be more worried about his decision making. “You took out out Manning to put in Geno Smith who we already know is trash, let that sink in!” I’ll admit sometimes Eli needs to learn that his performance has not been special for a while, but if you’re gonna do that at least give the fans a look at the strong arm rookie who we drafted in the 3rd round. Which appears to be why Gettlemen didn’t draft a qb this year.

  17. mcadoo was dumb enough to think john mara was going to have his back after they decided to sit eli down and end his streak. (and there’s no way mcadoo did that without consulting mara, despite the later story).

    so any advice offered by a guy who thought changing to the 1990’s wet look and wearing clothing shaped like blue garbage bags would probably not be needed.

  18. Got to wonder which guest backed out , that they were forced to put this guy on the radio. No one anywhere cares what he thinks.

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    July 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm
    castropigsocks says:
    July 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    “I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?”

    ———

    Never won anything of substance in the modern era. Don’t be dense. The Eagles have not had SUSTAINED success in nearly two decades.
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    2012 and counting

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