Ben McAdoo Responds To Claims Of Giants Players Saying He’s Totally Lost The Locker Room
At the midway point of the 2017-2018 season, its safe to assume the New York Giants’ season is over. The team, which finished last year with an impressive record of 11-5, is currently 1-7 and holds the Bronze medal for Shittiest NFL Team (Gold: Browns, Silver: 49ers).
It was reported yesterday by two anonymous members of the Giants team that the team has given up on second year coach Ben McAdoo and that they “just don’t care.” The players took exception to McAdoo running the team into the ground the day before a game, dishing out fines liberally, and throwing guys under the bus.
SNY reporter Ralph Vacchiano questioned McAdoo about his players publicly admitting that the team has given up on him, and responded with the following:
“First things first: I have an open-door policy. So any player that has anything to say is welcome to come in the front door and talk. I had a couple of conversations over the last couple of weeks and I welcome those conversations.
“And the next thing is pretty simple: It’s hard to help a player when they don’t put their name on a quote. So if they need some help, come see me. I’m the guy that can help them.”
McAdoo went on to say that bitching doesn’t improve anything.
“The first day of training camp we get together and I talk about the difference between bitching and complaining,” McAdoo said. “And there’s a difference to me, because nobody wants to be around a constant complainer. That doesn’t help the team. That doesn’t help the chemistry. That doesn’t help anything get any better. But each player maybe have a bitch. And if you’ve got a bitch, I can understand that because if you don’t, I’m not doing it right.”
The good news is that the Giants are set to play the winless 49ers this Sunday. If they are getting beat by the miserable 49ers at halftime, the Giants locker room would be the last place on earth I’d want to be.
[h/t Larry Brown Sports]