A report surfaced Sunday morning that New York Giants’ head coach Ben McAdoo could be fired as soon as Monday, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s game.
This report comes after wide-spread criticism of McAdoo for his decision to bench franchise quarterback Eli Manning, and how he handled the decision.
This season has largely been a series of embarrassments for the proud franchise, from their dismal performances — and resulting record — to apparent near-mutinies on the defensive side of the ball.
The final straw might be the disrespectful manner in which Manning was treated this week.
Giants owner John Mara is extremely fond of Manning, and felt the situation highlighted his belief that McAdoo has lacked communication skills during his time as the team's head coach, according to sources.
Sources: Some members of the #Giants ownership did not agree with how Eli Manning was handled this week and there was intense and serious internal debate. They are trying to figure out the fallout, leading to John Mara not guaranteeing Ben McAdoo would finish the season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 3, 2017
Schefter and Mortensen also note the persistent lack of creativity in the Giants’ offense since McAdoo was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach.
The two also note that Jerry Reese’s position as general manager is “highly tenuous” as well, but the timing of his potential departure is “more uncertain”.
Stay tuned to Big Blue View for more on all the developing stories surrounding the Giants.