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Ben McAdoo: Giants “haven’t earned” being a good offense

Coach says you can’t “flip a switch” from year to year

NFL: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo was asked a number of questions about the team’s floundering on Monday in the wake of yet another poor performance in Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On paper, the Giants appear to have better offensive personnel thana season ago when they were sixth in the league in scoring. Yet, they are 23rd this season, averaging only 20.4 points per game. McAdoo said you can’t “flip a switch” from one season to the next and that the Giants “haven’t earned” the right to be a good offense this season.

McAdoo said there is a “heightened awareness” that they need to play better as an offense.

"We believe we have the players and the scheme to make a run at this thing,” McAdoo said.

McAdoo was asked about Odell Beckham Jr. and his comments about the officials, the health of Jason Pierre-Paul, the post-game comments by Victor Cruz, his faith in left tackle Ereck Flowers and more. Here is some of what he said.