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Ben McAdoo will remain Giants’ coach for rest of 2017 season

Ownership says it will “do what we have always done”

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New York Giants’ ownership has spoken. Ben McAdoo will remain head coach for the duration of the 2017 season. Here is the statement Giants; ownership released, via Adam Schefter:

"Ben McAdoo is our head coach and has our support. We are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season. Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating. While we appreciate that our fans are unhappy with what has occurred, nobody is more upset than we are.

“Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season. 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.”

That confirms the indications we had gotten earlier in the day.

ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan reported earlier Monday that McAdoo “is in the building going about his business.”

No one should be surprised. Despite the embarrassments of the past two weeks and despite losing their last three games by a combined score of 106-45 the Giants don’t do in-season change.

The Giants, with Wellington Mara making the decisions, did fire Jim Fassel with two games left in the 2003 season. Then, they let him finish the season. The only time in the modern era they have fired a coach midseason was 1976. That year, they replaced Bill Arnsparger with John McVay after they had fallen to 0-7. For what it’s worth, they went 3-4 the rest of the way.

This also harkens back to 2014. When the Giants dropped a seventh straight game, this one to the Jacksonville Jaguars to drop their record to 3-9, Mara said he wanted to fire everyone. He didn’t.

As they always do, the Giants will assess the situation at the end of the season.