Two Giants gamers advised ESPN’s Josina Anderson that coach Ben McAdoo now not has the badist of his 1-7 group.
“McAdoo has lost this team,” one participant who requested to stay nameless advised Anderson. “He’s got us going 80 percent on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game, it’s wild. Changed our off day. He’s dishing out fines like crazy. Suspended two of our stars when we need them the most. Throws us under the bus all the time. He’s ran us into the ground and people wonder why we’ve been getting got.”
A second participant advised Anderson “Guys are giving up on the season and nothing’s being done. Guys just don’t care anymore.”
Both gamers commented final week, earlier than the Giants misplaced 51-17 to the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium. It was one of many worst residence losses within the group’s historical past.
Wednesday, Giants security Landon Collins disputed the notion that McAdoo had misplaced the group.
“McAdoo has been leading the same way he led last year. So, I don’t knock the way he has been doing things. … Fining people like crazy? If you don’t follow the rules, you get in trouble because you got to pay the consequences.” Collins stated. “I would not say he misplaced the group. I’ve the utmost respect for him. He’s been doing an important job. Just attempting to determine it out like all of us are.
“McAdoo has all of it. He can lead males. He can do no matter you say. He has the power to do these issues. It’s not McAdoo … it is all people. Everybody has to look within the mirror, the teaching workers, the coordinators, the gamers, all people.
Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was suspended by McAdoo on Oct. 11 after a sideline altercation, agreed with Collins that McAdoo hadn’t misplaced the group. He additionally stated that the gamers wanted to have a look at themselves.
“I’m an old head. I (have) seen a lot of locker rooms and I know for a fact this locker room ain’t lost. I (have) seen a lost locker room. I know what guys do. … They come to practice lackadaisical. They don’t have a care. Nothing really matters no more and I don’t see that happening,” Rodgers-Cromartie stated.
“I’ll say that we are still trying to find our identity-who we want to be. … At times we show the team that we know we are, and at times we don’t; and we got to figure out why is that.”
One of the nameless Giants gamers stated he thinks the group continues to be within the midst of all-time low.
“I would say this last week (against the Rams). Even after the game, a lot of guys were like at their wit’s end,” the participant stated. “You could tell even on the sidelines. I just got the vibe, you can tell when the team has quit and it just felt like we did. It felt like nobody wanted to be there and the whole week (McAdoo) didn’t give us the day off last week (after players returned from the bye). Guys were a little upset about that — even though we did get a bye week, so the morale was kind of shaky.”
The participant additionally stated that some gamers didn’t like that McAdoo characterised the drubbing by the Rams as one of many Giants’ worst losses in historical past.
“I think a lot of the guys watched the press conference after the game like a lot of guys do just to see what (McAdoo) says,” the participant stated. “When (McAdoo) said ‘um’ to the question ‘what did you tell the team at halftime’ and (McAdoo) just said ‘um’ he didn’t really have anything. Man, he didn’t really have anything for us when we came back in the locker room, too. It was just kind of like the same old, same old. You can just see guys were like, you can just tell that nobody was kind of following it.”
The different anoymous participant stated “I’m going to keep it 100 and I’m going to tell it like it is and it’s terrible man. I feel like we really don’t got a leader in coach McAdoo,” he stated. “Going from Coach (Tom) Coughlin a leader who just had that presence. Like if you were doing something wrong, like on the phone in the hallway walking by, like (Coughlin) is going to say something to you. Coach McAdoo on the other hand would see you on the phone in the hallway, walk by you and then fine you.”
Rodgers-Cromartie is taking the view of a participant who has been via rather a lot.
“At the end of the day we have eight more games to get it right. (The Rams game) was terrible. I ain’t never seen nothing like that in my life. In that game you had people running wide open. Ain’t no way in hell anybody expected us to come off a bye and play like that.”
“But I’m telling you (McAdoo) has our support..It’s just been a tough season. It is what it is,” stated Rodgers-Cromartie.
“It’s everybody’s fault. It’s not just one person to blame. Can’t just blame coach McAdoo. Can’t blame Mr. (Jerry) Reese. Can’t blame the offensive staff. It’s everybody.”