Former NFL executive Pat Kirwan believes that if Ben McAdoo is serious about maintaining his job as head coach of the New York Giants the suspended Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie should never play for the team again.
“If it’s been going on for a while, you know what I say? Cut him. You’re not going anywhere. Your season is really in the scrap heap. Now what you have left is the ability to set it straight on how we operate here at the Giants,” Kirwan said Thursday on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
Kirwan pointed to the philosophy of former Green Bay Packers executive Ron Wolf.
“Ron would say sometimes you’re just sick of lookin’ at ‘em. You just go downstairs and you cut ‘em. I’d be at that point. I would not be giving this guy another chance. Goodbye. Go find a job somewhere else,” Kirwan said.
“If it’s serious enough to suspend him for four weeks, just cut him the day he comes back. You’ve gotta start sending a message that what’s left of this team is going to do it our way.”
Finally, Kirwan was blunt that McAdoo’s future as head coach hinges on his handling of the situation.
“I think unless this young head coach gets a grip on this place, he’ll be out the door next,” Kirwan said. “He might be out the door before Cromartie if he doesn’t watch it.”
Thoughts, Giants fans? Is that too harsh? Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, almost certainly won’t be a Giant next season. Should they try to trade him? Just, as Kirwan suggested, cut him to send the message that the players aren’t running the show?