Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Giants won't fire Ben McAdoo (at least not right now)

Giants won't fire Ben McAdoo (at least not right now)

Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks [the Giants lost at home to the Rams, 51-17, and then the 49ers, 31-21], inexcusable and frustrating.

"That doesn't have anything to do with anything", McAdoo said of his job security.

The Giants' nightmare of a season seems to hit a new rock bottom each week, the latest landing coming Sunday in a 31-21 loss to the previously winless San Francisco 49ers. "I did not see enough relentless play, attitude".

Manning committed a key fumble with the Giants driving in the first half of his 208th consecutive start, tying his brother Peyton for the second-longest streak by a quarterback in N.F.L. history, trailing only Brett Favre's 297.

Instead, McAdoo said his focus was elsewhere and did not provide much reaction to ownership's statement while on his Monday conference call.

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"It's something we're taking a look at", McAdoo said.

The situation got even tougher for McAdoo last week when two anonymous players were quoted by ESPN as saying he had lost the team, some players had quit, and that players were angry about an inordinate amount of fines. "So we just have to keep working, compete every week and expect to win every week". They are both popular with teammates.

The Giants head coach would not name anyone specifically, but it was hard not to think he was referring to Janoris Jenkins. They were blown out by the Green Bay Packers in the wild-card game.

General manager Jerry Reese made a calculated risk to keep a weak offensive line together in hopes that the blockers would blossom.

The line has been terrible and banged-up for most of the season. We have a chance to play probably one of the best teams in football next week.

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