McAdoo believes Giants were wise to pass on a new QB with second overall pick

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Thursday’s sudden barrage of takes from former Giants coach Ben McAdoo included his opinion on the team’s decision not to draft the successor to quarterback Eli Manning. McAdoo agrees with the approach.

“With the guys that came out this year, I’m not surprised they went the route they went by not drafting a guy,” McAdoo told the New York Post. “I wouldn’t have stood on the table to draft any quarterback No. 2 either.”

Of course, that’s not an endorsement of Eli, the guy McAdoo clumsily benched last year. It’s an indictment of the options that the Giants had with the second pick.

The article doesn’t say that McAdoo believes Eli remains the answer. Indeed, there’s no comment from McAdoo on whether the Giants should have written a big check to one of an unprecedented number of free-agent quarterbacks. Should new coach Pat Shurmur, for example, have tried to carry Case Keenum with Shurmur from Minnesota? Should the Giants have made a play for Kirk Cousins? Should they have traded for Alex Smith?

Until we know how McAdoo feels about the available veteran options, we won’t know how he really feels about the decision to keep Eli. Or, alternatively, until McAdoo directly addresses his views on the team’s decision to keep Eli.

Given McAdoo’s sudden move to embrace talking like it’s a bottle of Brylcreem or a suit ten sizes too big, chances are that’s coming.

36 responses to “McAdoo believes Giants were wise to pass on a new QB with second overall pick

  1. We’ve heard nothing from this guy since he was fired for gross incompetence.

    Now all of a sudden Ben McAdoo’s opinion is in demand?
    What does he think of Geno Smith now?

  2. I wouldn’t take anything McAdoo says seriously. He’s a failed coach desperately trying to be relevant. I bet no one in the NFL thinks McAdoo’s opinion is worth anything.

  3. .
    If, after retooling the roster, Eli does not produce a competitive team in a tough division, it could get ugly in NY.
    .

  4. I can safely say that I speak for all Giants fans when I say I don’t give a crap about anything McAdoo thinks.

  5. “Until we know how McAdoo feels about the available veteran options, we won’t know how he really feels about the decision to keep Eli.“

    And WE are completely satisfied in our ignorance.
    McAdoof doesn’t matter.

  6. Why does anyone care what McAdoo has to say about anything? He’s the moron who benched Eli for no apparent reason and broke the streak. What a horrible coach that guy was.

  7. Did I go to sleep and wake up in the universe repeople care with Ben McAdoo thinks about anything?

  8. McAdoo isn’t wrong. The Giant’s shouldn’t have taken a QB with their first round pick and their starting left and right tackles aren’t good. How he got to those statement most likely is probably media dribble, but they are spot on.

  9. treyforaday says:
    July 13, 2018 at 9:18 am
    Who farts more all day, Jeff Fisher or Ben Mcadoo?
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    This is actually a more relevant and interesting question than what McAdoo has been spewing lately.

    Also, my vote is for Fisher.

  10. Alright as giants fan I agree we have to start looking at some different options, Eli is starting the manning fall off and if were not ready it could get ugly even for shurmur. When your potential hof qb starts to fall off you look to the what the future might hold in Davis Webb, instead of at a severely dumbed down version of Michel Vick(at least Vick had an arm and could escape the pocket)in Geno Smith. I believe that’s why Mara fired him, I knew that and I’m nowhere the oc Ben McAdoo was, then he couldn’t even be oc

  11. @ treyforaday says:
    July 13, 2018 at 9:18 am
    Who farts more all day, Jeff Fisher or Ben Mcadoo?

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    Jim Tomsula.

  12. Yes, well that’s the kind if indecisive thinking that got him to his poor results and dismissal after a dismal 2017.

  13. Who really cares about what he thinks. He was fired. He wasn’t fired because he did a good job. He was fired because he did a terrible job. Taking any sort of advice from this guy is akin to seeking QB advice from Jamarcus Russell.

  14. Mr. Magoo isn’t currently employed in the NFL because he’s been working with a consortium of scientists attempting to land a man on the sun. When questioned about the likelihood of burning to a crisp Magoo replied : “We’re going at night.”

  15. By drafting Saquon Barkley #2, the Giants went from a 3-win team that desperately needs a QB to a 7-win team that desperately needs a QB.

  16. Which is proof positive that the Giants were UNwise to pass on a new QB with the second overall pick.

  17. So McApoop says the Giants were wise to pass on a QB at 2….which only means they made a mistake by not drafting one. It’s too bad this guy isn’t coaching that dumpster fire anymore…..

  18. As a Giant fan, I wouldn’t have minded if they picked Rosen, who I thought the best QB of the lot. But what the heck, Barkley will do. Once he gets rolling(and maybe right out of the gate), he is going to be a terror; OROY.

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