Ben McAdoo will get to go down with the sinking ship of the New York Giants.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano is reporting the head coach, along with the rest of the coaching and front office workers, are expected to remain on staff for the rest of the season. It’s the first good decision made by a team that seems to be making the wrong one at every turn.
The playoffs are out of the question for the 1-7 Giants, and they are well on their way towards tanking for a top draft pick in 2018. Why keep the sinking vessel buoyant any longer? Giants ownership is better off letting the team wallow in misery a little while longer, moving up the draft board and then cleaning house in the offseason.
Make no mistake, McAdoo’s days are numbered with the Giants. He’ll likely be shown the door after he serves his final use for the team.
“According to a source, the New York Giants do not plan to make any decisions on changes to the coaching staff or front office until after the season,” wrote Graziano. “The source says Giants ownership looks at recent anonymous comments by players as normal griping during a losing season, and those comments will not affect ownership’s preference to let the season play out and judge it as a 16-game whole.”
Rumors of McAdoo’s impending release began to spread when ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported players on the team were anonymously voicing their frustrations with the job he was doing. It added another layer to fact that the Giants are falling apart at the seams on and off the field.
Denver NFL radio host Benjamin Allbright reported on Wednesday that a source within the organization indicated they’d be “shocked beyond belief” if McAdoo was the head coach next year. There is no reason to even attempt to fix things this season. It’s over and done.
Even if the Giants wanted to play it out proudly and make a head coaching change, the team would still be in a bad situation. The offensive line stinks, and there is no running game. The defense has seemingly lost its way. Not to mention Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall, two of quarterback Eli Manning’s top receiving targets, are on injured reserve.
There is no mopping up that mess. What’s the point of even trying? The Giants are in full-on reboot mode with the possibility of landing a high-end first-round draft pick.
That’s as happy of an ending as they’re going to get.