Still hurting from their loss at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Giants held their first meeting on Wednesday facing a very frustrated coach.
Coach Ben McAdoo reportedly ripped the players a new one in a long, heart-to-heart talk.
“Message to them in the meeting was we had some open conversations, some hard talks, some plain talks, some simple talk, played some film and were brutally honest with each other,” McAdoo said.
“We’ll see how the players respond.”
To be fair, he was happy with the way the team practice ended, but the true test begins on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, which have won six of their nine games. In contrast, the Giants are a miserable 1-8.
The next seven games will decide McAdoo’s fate as management reportedly gave him a little leeway for now.
In a statement released to the press, the Giants said that they are supporting their coach amid the struggles of the team. While the whole season is “disappointing,” the recent two games have been “inexcusable and frustrating.” The owners said that they are even more upset than the fan base about what happened to a great franchise.
With that said, the owners will not second guess the coach’s decision. By the end of the year, however, there will be reckoning. “We will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward,” the statement read.
However, McAdoo said he’s not worried because there’s still a window of opportunity for the Giants to turn their fortunes around. He also said that he works better in adversity, when there’s a seemingly insurmountable challenge in front of him.
Meanwhile, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said the meeting could have been called early in the season. With that said, the Giants cornerback said it’s better late than never.