for display only
Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner

Archived Thread

Friday Media Transcript: Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/21/2016 11:56 am
Head Coach Ben McAdoo

October 21, 2016

Hoping Eli (Manning) runs as fast tomorrow as he did a few years ago.

Q: Is Robbie Gould with you guys yet?

A: Hes on his way.

Q: What was the roster move?

A: Well take a look at it. We have a couple of different options.

Q: What did you say to your team about Josh (Brown)?

A: I went around to each position room. We were in a time crunch. I just went around each position room and let them know our decision and what our plans were with Josh. Just let them know what we said in our release, what (Team President) John (Mara) said on the radio. Were going to work to get the best information we can. The most accurate information we can to make the best information we can for the team.

Q: What was your conversation with Josh like?

A: It was a tough conversation. A tough conversation. Well leave it personal.

Q: You said on the radio you havent really had the chance to digest it. Have you had that chance yet?

A; Again, it has been a quick turnaround. Its not easy, obviously, but we thought it was best for the organization to go the direction we went. Just to make sure that we have all the best information available.

Q: Whats your reaction to what you have heard?

A: Were trying to get as much information as we can so we can make the best decision.

Q: Did Josh mislead you prior to these findings?

A: My conversations one-on-one with Josh, I want to leave those personal. Hes working towards improving himself.

Q: You made a statement in August about the situation. Do you stand by that statement now?

A: Were not going to turn our back on Josh. Hes a teammate and a guy were hoping makes strides.

Q: Are you aware of what has happened?

A: I havent had time to filter through a lot of this information. A lot of it came out recently. Were relying on the front office to go through it. Were working to get all the information we can get so we can make the best available decision.

Q: John said that Josh admitted to abusing his wife. Did you know about that when you spoke to us in August?

A: Im not going to say anything. I want to make sure I get all the information available and I have all the facts when I speak.

Q: Inaudible

A: Im waiting right now to make the best possible decision and help the organization make the best possible decision.

Q: Is this your call in the end?

A: Its an organizational decision.

Q: Whats your confidence level bringing Robbie in here?

A: Ive seen him make a lot of kicks against me in the past. Hes been successful. Were hoping that continues.

Q: Did you give him a workout?

A: No. Hes on his way here. We havent had the chance to work him out.

Q: Do you need him to go and work with the long snapper?

A: Well have a practice tomorrow. A launch day tomorrow.

Q: Can you just clarify that there has been mixed messages between your policy and the zero tolerance policy?

A: When did I say zero tolerance? Were looking to get as much information we can so we have all the facts and can make an informed decision.

Q: You dont have like a blanket policy?

A: I do not support domestic violence if thats what your asking. I do not condone it.

Q: What will you do to keep your team focused on the game?

A: Each and every week it seems like theres something that were talking about other than the game. Thats a part of the game now. Each team goes through it. We talk about messaging and what we can do. Focus on controlling our thoughts and controlling what we can control. Not letting any outside noise come in.

Q: How do you know if Josh is taking strides or not taking strides?

A: Thats a great question. Josh is a man of faith. Hes a man that has taken steps to try and support himself. You try and support him so he can get better.

Q: How can you better yourself?

A: There are programs in place that the league has in place that the players can take advantage of.

Q: There was another incident early this year. How much does that concern you?

A: Everything is concerning. Were working to piece together all the pieces that we can to make a well informed decision.

Q: Talk about the disadvantages about coming over here and playing in this time zone?

A: We made a decision that being on the east coat we can get over here quickly. We thought we could get a lot of rest heading into the game. Get our preparation done and our heavy lifting done before we got on a plane. Now, we have to catch up on our hydration. Get back in the sleep-wake cycle so were ready to go on Sunday.

Q: You said gathering information before?

A: The front office is doing the best they can right now to gather the information and feed it to me.

Q: Do they get the information from the Pro Bowl and the security?

A: They get as much information as quickly and as accurately as they can.

Q: Did you know that happened?

A: Were working to acquire the information to make the best decision possible.

Q: So yes, no?

A: Im not going to answer that.

Q: How much of a distraction can this be?

A: Were not worried about distractions or outside noise. We need to focus on each other and winning a football game.
Well... if they'd just cut Brown  
GiantsRage2007 : 10/21/2016 12:02 pm : link
Then you don't dangle your head coach out there to dance through a whole interview. Holy cow.
Total mess and shameful  
LatHarv83 : 10/21/2016 12:12 pm : link
And comments from Mara like "we knew he abused her, but the extent is unknown" and "we are still gathering all the information" (when we know the man has admitted to abusing women) shows a stunning level of tolerance. I'm not going to stop being a Giants fan, because I didn't become a Giants fan because of the Mara family or because I bought any nonsense about this organization being classier than the rest... but man, it's tough right now. This is totally inexcusable. Every day this man stays on the roster is a black eye for the Giants, and the level of support I'm reading for him from the organization is sickening.

I can't believe this is even happening, or that the organization is going to these lengths for someone so disposable on top of it. If this was Eli or something it wouldn't be any less sickening or inexcusable, but you would at least understand that the team would be in a tougher spot because of the bottom line impact on the results and business. This is so easy. Get rid of the fucker now
I also dont understand why coaches  
Old Dirty Beckham : 10/21/2016 12:15 pm : link
feel the need to talk like robots.

His opening statement should have been

"We are aware of the situation going on with Josh Brown. As an organization we dont condone domestic violence. Not every situation is black and white and perhaps we didnt do as much fact gathering at the time we resigned Josh. At this time we've decided to keep Josh away from the team while we take some time to gather more information to decide if Josh is going to be a member of the New York Giants moving forward. I can't answer any other questions about Josh as these are the details I have at this moment."
I don't think they can cut him immediately  
dancing blue bear : 10/21/2016 12:19 pm : link
as many would like. including myself.

1. You have to think about the locker room. I am not advocating being like dallas and supporting criminals without exception, but these guys need to see that the organization is going to treat them fairly and get the facts before doing something, . You can't throw people away at the first sign of adversity. It's bad for morale. Let the NFL do the dirty work. It was their fuck up in the first place. The NFL took the lead on the first "investigation" and doled out the (insufficient) punishment. Let The leaugue unfuck the situation.

2. I think a straight cut and Brown gets his whole salary for the year. If the NFL suspends him he doesn't get paid.
RE: I also dont understand why coaches  
giants#1 : 10/21/2016 12:28 pm : link
In comment 13183812 Old Dirty Beckham said:
Quote:
feel the need to talk like robots.

His opening statement should have been

"We are aware of the situation going on with Josh Brown. As an organization we dont condone domestic violence. Not every situation is black and white and perhaps we didnt do as much fact gathering at the time we resigned Josh. At this time we've decided to keep Josh away from the team while we take some time to gather more information to decide if Josh is going to be a member of the New York Giants moving forward. I can't answer any other questions about Josh as these are the details I have at this moment."


That wouldn't stop NY reporters from asking about Brown every other question.
Seems to me that he took a stronger stance against Beckham  
Giants in 07 : 10/21/2016 12:43 pm : link
getting mad on a football field than he is against Brown beating his wife
I do not really care about all the details of Josh Brown's personal  
joe48 : 10/21/2016 2:31 pm : link
Life. This is what living in today's world is like for an athlete. The media are like paranah's. Everything is a story that will be rehashed ad nauseum. Very hard to focus on football when you have so many different issues each week. I really do not care what the punishment is for Josh Brown. This is his problem.
What he should say  
BlueHurricane : 10/21/2016 2:38 pm : link
I'm here to win a game against the Rams. We left Josh home. As far as I am concerned I am not dealing with that issue and you can talk to Jerry and John if you want answers on Josh.

In the meantime I am here with Robbie Gould as my kicker to beat the Rams.
I guess that each reporter feels  
section125 : 10/21/2016 2:47 pm : link
the need to ask the same question - like McAdoo is going to change the answer.
It really is a WTF press conference.
Just what Ben needs. They are in London which is difficult  
Blue21 : 10/21/2016 3:07 pm : link
enough, now this distraction. Hope this doesn't turn into a Plaxico distraction. I'm sure he just wants to play football. Bad enough they have to rely on a kicker they haven't even looked at let alone practiced with.
Every single person connected to the Giants just keeps coming off  
Devon : 10/21/2016 4:04 pm : link
worse and worse.

Practically the first declaration you made as HC was that you wouldn't tolerate DA, Ben. You look like a damn fool right now and are just digging the hole deeper with every "support Josh" phrase uttered.
Maybe I'm wrong  
CRinCA : 10/21/2016 6:09 pm : link
But I just can't see Coughlin or Parcells tolerating the ongoing line of questioning.
Back to the Corner