New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo reportedly won’t last past Monday
New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo looked like he was set up for a long, successful run in the Big Apple after leading the Giants to the postseason with an 11-5 record in his first season at the helm.
However, less than 12 months later, it looks like McAdoo won’t be able to come away from a 2-9 start unscathed. According to a report from ESPN’s NFL Insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, McAdoo could be fired in fewer than 24 hours after the Sunday matchup with the Oakland Raiders.
Even in McAdoo’s inaugural season as coach, the offensive-minded coach’s success was predicated largely upon a dominant defense. And further offensive struggles in 2017 has compromised the security of his job.
The Giants are 31st in scoring offense and 28th in total offense in 2017. McAdoo has become so desperate that he has benched two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning in an effort to find some sort of spark.
However, many find it peculiar that he’s not only benching Manning but that he’s doing so in favor of Geno Smith instead of rookie Davis Webb, who was drafted to be groomed as Manning’s successor. Add in some locker room issues and it’s not surprising that McAdoo is on the hottest of seats entering Week 13.