Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 has already been a momentous day in the history of the New York Giants.
Not necessarily a great day, but certainly a historic one.
On Monday, owners John Mara and Steve Tisch departed from 92 years of Giants’ history and tradition. The Giants have always been a team that believes in careful, thoughtful moves, controlling variables and not acting rashly.
That all went out the window Monday morning. This is the start of the next era of Giants’ football, and hopefully that will be an era in the sun.
The full impact and ramifications of the move to fire both the GM and head coach won’t be felt for weeks, months, and even years.
But for now we have reactions!
And, of course, we have to start with the inimitable Pissed Coughlin
"Mr. McAdoo, your ride to the airport has arrived." pic.twitter.com/i9HwcmYRps— Pissed Coughlin (@PissedCoughlin) December 4, 2017
Ben McAdoo entering the team facility this morning.. pic.twitter.com/pdQrh2TSPI— Mike King (@MikeKing00) December 4, 2017
BREAKING: Ben McAdoo's key card has been deactivated. pic.twitter.com/ftcnFwG6AT— BigHeadSports GiveMeMikeLeachOrGiveMeDeath (@BigHeadSports) December 4, 2017
Ben McAdoo at the Giants practice facility tomorrow pic.twitter.com/rbpfqwNQfx— Elliott (@theaveragevoter) December 4, 2017
@Giants fire HC Ben McAdoo— David Santana (@dsantana310) December 4, 2017
There were also some reaction from former Giants, as well as fans and current Giants.
This happened today in order to give ownership time to mend the relationship with Eli. Make no mistake about it, Mara/Tisch and the city of NY do not want to see Eli in another jersey. I don’t either but the damage has already been done #Giantspride— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) December 4, 2017
Let’s go Giants!!!!!!!!— Brandon Jacobs (@gatorboyrb) December 4, 2017
Geoff Schwartz has a question I’ve seen and heard quite a bit today:
Can they put an asterisk next to his streak when it "continues" on Sunday. https://t.co/l6zVcIKmtM— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 4, 2017
Less tongue-in-cheek, Schwartz had some interesting insights, informed (in part) by his time as a Giant.
Wow... the Eli situation backfiring on McAdoo was the last straw. The facility must have been so toxic because this is so unlike the Giants to fire someone in this manner.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 4, 2017
He was fine as a OC. Can't comment on McAdoo as a HC because I wasn't there. However, when I was cut, neither him or Jerry Reese would give me a reason why. It was odd. Been cut before and at least I'll get some BS reason why. https://t.co/jpsmhbPE5F— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 4, 2017
Now all the stories about McAdoo's leadership and coaching style will come out. I only played w/him as the OC and coaches change when they become the top dog. Will be interesting to see how much bashing of McAdoo there is.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 4, 2017
So... David Shaw to the Giants? I like it. He's done about all he can at Stanford.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 4, 2017
There have also been some reactions from current players — namely Damon Harrison and Devon Kennard — to the firing of McAdoo and Reese.
Thank you Mr. Reese & Coach McAdoo for all that you’ve done for this organization, my family, & for me. My family is very grateful for you guys believing in me and bringing me on board. Tough day for me. Loyalty is everything to me.— Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) December 4, 2017
Thank you Mr. Reese for drafting me in 2014. Wish you the best in whatever is next for you.— Devon Kennard (@DevonKennard) December 4, 2017
Last season was my first time making the playoffs and your leadership helped us get there so thank you Coach Mcadoo. I know you will bounce back strong with whatever comes next!— Devon Kennard (@DevonKennard) December 4, 2017