Ben McAdoo Breaks Silence Since Giants’ Firing To Rip The Eagles And Redskins
In 2016, first year head coach Ben McAdoo led the Giants to an 11-5 season and their first playoff appearance since 2011. McAdoo tied the Giants’ franchise record held by Dan Reeves for most regular season wins by a first year head coach.
Less than a year later, McAdoo was fired after a head-scratching 2-10 sophomore outing and news of the team he lead expertly the season before turning on him publicly. The NFL is a fickle beast.
Until Thursday, McAdoo had not been heard from since
But the juicy parts came when McAdoo decided to take aim at Philadelphia, Washington, and former player and new Giants left tackle Nate Solder.
“I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?” McAdoo said. “I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success. Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time. And Washington is Washington, right?”
“Getting a left tackle in there will help them in a lot of ways,” McAdoo said of Solder. “I don’t think he’s a very good player, but I think it will help them in a lot of ways where they needed help in that room in the past and they haven’t had anyone to do that.”
McAdoo then spoke on the Giants unloading JPP’s huge contract to make room for the man he just called not a very good player.
“It was good they could get rid of [defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s] salary. I guess you kind of just flipped JPP for Solder, and I think that’s a good move, really.”
“He can’t bend, you got to be able to bend,” McAdoo said. “You can run around him on that side just like you can on the other side, Eli just gets to see it, which may help Eli. It’s not the blind side, it’s in his vision, so if he’s comfortable with what’s going on over on the left side, it can help him move in the pocket a little bit better.”
Check out the entire interview at the Post here.