Giants’ Ben McAdoo: Team Is Struggling To “Finish On A Consistent Basis”
Ben McAdoo’s comments on Giants news
Nevertheless, the 40-year-old head coach — who is in his second year with the Giants — appears to still have strong support from the team’s front office.
Owners John Mara and Steve Tisch provided a statement to ESPN admitting the team’s “extremely disappointing season,” although they added they will wait until 2018 to make any major changes.
“Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season,” the statement read. “It is our responsibility to determine the reasons for our poor performance and at the end of the year, we will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward.”
The 49ers (1-9) earned their first win of the season against the Giants.
Here is what McAdoo said after watching videos of the team’s performances this season: “The thing that was disappointing that showed up on film is the desire to finish on a consistent basis,” McAdoo said during the opening statement of his Monday conference call.
WATCH: Coach Ben McAdoo’s postgame reaction following Sunday’s game pic.twitter.com/H8grDWLiNi
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 13, 2017
“It’s something that in [Sunday’s] game, it’s fresh in my head watching the ballgame,” he later added. “It’s not one player and it’s not on all plays. It’s something that almost looks like at times we’re waiting for someone else to make a play instead of just pulling the trigger and making the play ourselves.”
Ben McAdoo took one of the more talented rosters in the league and molded it into a team that loses to CJ Beathard.
— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) November 12, 2017
San Francisco’s biggest lead *all year* had been 4 points. They’re now up 11 on the Giants. This has to be McAdoo’s final game.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 12, 2017
Add several key injuries and briefly suspended players, and the Giants have delivered one of the worst seasons in the last decade.
New York allowed 31 points to a Niners offense that had scored 30 points in its three previous games combined.
The Giants have won at least six games every year since 2003, and even went an impressive 11-5 to reach the playoffs in 2016, McAdoo’s first season in charge.
Only the 49ers and Cleveland Browns (0-9) have worse records than the Giants this season.
New York next hosts Kansas City (6-3) on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants complains to the official during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers during an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Los Angeles Chargers defeated the New York Giants 27-22. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)