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John Mara opens door to firing Ben McAdoo before season ends

Co-owner says “no guarantees in life”

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Slightly more than two weeks ago, New York Giants’ owners John Mara and Steve Tisch issued a statement saying Ben McAdoo would remain head coach for the rest of the season. Wednesday, Mara walked that back a bit.

“There’s no guarantees in life,” Mara said when asked if McAdoo’s job was guaranteed for the final five games. “(We) made (our) statement on that a couple of weeks ago, but there’s no guarantees in life.”

Mara said the benching of Eli Manning did not mean McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese are coming back next season.

“We obviously have some decisions to make in the offseason,” he said. “You always have decisions to make, yeah. I just saw three baseball managers get fired after making the playoffs. So, you always have those decisions to make.”

Asked to assess the coach’s performance this season, Mara said:

“We’re 2-9. We’re 2-9, okay? I’m embarrassed about that. Nobody’s doing a good job.”