Ben McAdoo has been fired by the New York Giants. McAdoo said as much to NFL insider Ian Rapoport on Monday morning. He’s the first NFL coach to get axed this season.
McAdoo’s firing hardly comes as a surprise. The Giants have been a disaster in 2017. After going 11-5 and making the playoffs in 2016, the Giants have dropped to 2-10 in McAdoo’s second season on the job. From alienating the locker room to benching the franchise’s most accomplished quarterback, McAdoo has been nothing short of a disaster. The Giants are a dumpster fire.
McAdoo isn’t the only one out in New York. The Giants are also reportedly firing general manager Jerry Reese. Reese first became GM in 2007. He’d previously worked for the organization since 1994. The G-Men are cleaning house.
This news impacts the Philadelphia Eagles in several ways.
We now know McAdoo won’t be coaching the Giants in their Week 15 home game against the Eagles. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, a former Eagles assistant, will take over as the interim NYG head coach.
We also know that the Eagles really dodged a bullet by not hiring McAdoo. He was their preference over current head coach Doug Pederson. I once heard a story from a very reliable internal source about how the Eagles were very ready to hire McAdoo back in 2016. The Eagles ended up forcing the Giants’ hand, which clearly worked out well for Philly.
The Giants were in desperate need of a new start. For the Eagles’ sake, it’s a shame that they realized that instead of trying to continue to patch things together.
Oh well. It’ll be interesting to see who the Giants choose to lead their rebuild.
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