Reinstating Eli Manning as starting quarterback wasn’t the only decision interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo made on Tuesday, his first full day on the job after the firing of Ben McAdoo. Spagnuolo has also changed the team’s practice schedule.
The Giants Tuesday sent out a schedule that includes a Friday practice and a day off before the game Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys. That is a traditional schedule for an NFL team. Under McAdoo, and in the last year or two under Tom Coughlin, the Giants had used Friday as a recovery day and practiced on Saturday.
When anonymous players went to the media earlier this season to complain about McAdoo, one of the issues raised was the intensity of those Saturday practices.
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"The reason why it hurts isn't because of their record, it's because of the whole cloud around the organization," Toomer said. "Think of the fact that this was a lot of people's Super Bowl picks, and all of a sudden now, they're 2-10."
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