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Giants’ Steve Tisch: Giving up play-calling “right thing” for Ben McAdoo

Co-owner offers support for head coach

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Steve Tisch
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New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo’s decision to relinquish offensive play-calling duties, turning them over to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, came with the encouragement of Giants’ ownership. Co-owner Steve Tisch admitted as much on Tuesday.

"I think it was a very good adjustment that the coach made," Tisch said Tuesday at the NFL's fall owners meeting. "It was discussed last week. ... He knew it was the right thing to do."

Earlier Tuesday, I had wondered if ownership had a hand in the decision.

Tisch also expressed strong support for the second-year coach despite the team’s poor start:

"I think coach McAdoo knows that ownership is very supportive going forward. I think the victory made coach McAdoo feel a much greater sense of personal confidence. It could not have come at a better time, especially a nationally-televised game, big audience, big game, coming back to New York to play Seattle this coming Sunday."