New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo, under fire after an 0-2 start and an eighth straight sub-20 point game by the team’s offense, indicated Tuesday that he is at least willing to discuss giving up the play-calling duties.
McAdoo says changes will be made. "If that means me giving up play-calling duties, that's something we'll talk about." #NYG— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) September 19, 2017
That, however, doesn’t mean he will give them up. McAdoo is the architect of the Giants’ offense and since becoming head coach last season has repeatedly said he believes calling the plays is the best way for him to impact games.
“I have a chance to manage the game and call the plays on offense, I think that’s easier than adding a third [part] to the wheel,” he said last week.
Here are some of the other topics McAdoo addressed during his Tuesday conference call.
On whether the Giants are a good team ...
McAdoo: "We're not gonna panic. We're not the first good team to start 0-2."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) September 19, 2017
On the lack of points, just 13 in two games ...
Ben: "It's not that we can't score, it's that we haven't scored." #Giants— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) September 19, 2017
#Giants McAdoo - "we've got to learn how to get out of our own way .. "— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) September 19, 2017
On potential changes ...
McAdoo: "We're not going to throw the baby out with the bath water."— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) September 19, 2017
When questioned about calling out quarterback Eli Manning on Monday night ...
McAdoo: "I'm not sure what you mean by calling (Eli) out. We need to get the ball snapped."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) September 19, 2017
Asked McAdoo if he worries about how the locker room will receive criticism of some players (Eli) and not others (Flowers): "No."— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) September 19, 2017
On whether Ereck Flowers will remain at left tackle ...
Ben McAdoo asked whether Ereck Flowers was the left tackle: "Absolutely." Flowers struggled and allowed three sacks Monday night.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 19, 2017