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Friday Transcript: Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/22/2017 2:45 pm
Head Coach Ben McAdoo

September 22, 2017

Q: Your practice report says that Janoris (Jenkins) would be limited today at practice. Does that mean his ankle is improving?

A: It was just part of the plan going into the week.

Q: Do you expect him to be a game time decision again?

A: Weíll take a look to see how he does tomorrow. Weíll have a quick practice tomorrow and if he is able to do anything and have some productivity, weíll take a look at him on game day.

Q: You said that there was no setback with Janoris yesterday. What was the reason he was kept off the field?

A: We didnít feel he was able to go with that type of load and that type of practice.

Q: How has Keenan (Robinson) looked since leaving protocol?

A: Keenan had a nice day yesterday.

Q: Is (Evan) Engram still in the protocol?

A: Yes.

Q: So, he is going to see the neurologist today I guess?

A: Heís still in the protocol.

Q: Is Keenan at a point where he can get into a game? He hasnít practiced in quite a while.

A: He is able to practice and he is cleared to play.

Q: Does he become more important with B.Jís (Goodson) status?

A: Well I mean he is able to practice. He is cleared to play. Calvin (Munson) has done a nice job for us.

Q: How much does missing B.J impact the defense?

A: Any time somebody is out, itís an opportunity for somebody else to step up. So, next man up.

Q: What have you seen from your veteran leadership this week.

A: I think itís been outstanding. We have talented men of integrity in the locker room. Weíve talked about that from last year to this year and theyíve had an opportunity to really take the bull by the horns this week and itís been great to see. They havenít flinched.

Q: You said earlier in the week you would be open to drastic changes. I know you might not share what those changes are, but have you made big changes?

A: You kind of answered your own question, didnít you?

Q: Well I know you wonít specifically say it, but is it fair to say there will be some significant changes that we will notice on Sunday?

A: We are going to go into the game and put a plan together that we feel is going to help us win the ballgame.

Q: What does a two-tight end set make difficult on a defense? It seems like you guys have had a little success with that.

A: The game is about players. It just depends on match-ups. If it gives you an advantage running the football because they can block the defensive ends or you can scheme it where they can block safeties or linebackers, itís an advantage for the offense. If they are pass receiving tight ends, you can move them around, try to get some information from where they line up and if they have the skillset of a receiver, it gives you an advantage there. It just depends on who youíre playing and what youíre playing against.

Q: Are there things over the course of a practice week that Ereck Flowers can work on technique-wise to change his performance on game days?

A: Ereck works hard at practice. Heís one of the first guys on the field every day. Works on his foot quickness and you see that showing up on his game tape. Heís quick out of his stance, he continues to work on his hands and his punch, and trusting his technique on game day. Thatís a big part of it.

Q: How do you think heís held up mentally?

A: Ereck hasnít flinched. He continues to show up, he works hard and we havenít see anything other than that.

Q: Did you have to talk to him at all to make sure he was good on that end?

A: All personal conversations stay personal.

Q: If Justin Pugh was your first backup tackle, why not give him more work there in the preseason?

A: We feel confident in developing the young players on the roster. We felt that moving Justin out and getting (Brett) Jones in was the best chance to keep our best five on the field. Itís not whoís the next best tackle, itís whoís the best five. Thatís the question.

Q: Do you feel like a team has to have one play caller throughout the course of the game or can multiple people call plays?

A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.

Q: (Jason) Witten and (Eric) Ebron are two tight ends that have had success against you guys. How important is it to you to limit their tight ends, specifically Zach Ertz?

A: Well I think a quality tight end in a passing game really helps an offense get going. Ertz is really coming into his own as a player. Heís been very productive. Heís a talented player. Heís a tough matchup for any team and weíll have our hands full there.

Q: Former NFL linemen have said that Flowers doesnít have the knee bend that you want and some of his fundamentals are not where you want them to be. Is it possible that he is not taking what youíre seeing in practice, into games?

A: I think Ereck has some good plays in there and he has some plays that he obviously needs to work on. Itís just consistency and taking the technique from practice into the games and being more consistent.
maybe he thinks  
BigBlue2112 : 9/22/2017 2:53 pm : link
if he answers like Belichick, he'll coach like Belichick
See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
Britt in VA : 9/22/2017 2:55 pm : link
passing the buck again:

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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.


Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?
RE: See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
steve in ky : 9/22/2017 2:57 pm : link
In comment 13610982 Britt in VA said:
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


I took it the same way you did.
RE: See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
Diver_Down : 9/22/2017 3:11 pm : link
In comment 13610982 Britt in VA said:
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


We all know that he is calling the plays. But this response is just another way in which he deflects responsibility when things are not going well.
how is he going to be if we are say 1-6  
Giants86 : 9/22/2017 3:15 pm : link
He gives nothing.
I hate the stuff  
jvm52106 : 9/22/2017 3:17 pm : link
about Flowers. I guess what else can he say but to me it seems like he is defending him. I see him quicker out of his stance too but quicker backwards and still awkward and off balance. I get tired of being told a bowl of mud is famous pudding. He is awful. You can say "trust" in his mechanics but his mechanics suck. That is the same thing he dealt with coming out of college. It is possible to work on something day after day and still not be good at it.
Were people bitching this much about his press conferences last year?  
Giantology : 9/22/2017 3:17 pm : link
Or because we were winning, it didnt matter?
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Britt in VA : 9/22/2017 3:17 pm : link
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?



We all know that he is calling the plays. But this response is just another way in which he deflects responsibility when things are not going well.


You know that, I know that, he knows that. But his response is almost a cryptic way of saying "hey, all I do is physically call the play in to Eli, it's not fully my responsibility if it's a crappy call, there are others to blame, too".
RE: See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
Beer Man : 9/22/2017 3:19 pm : link
In comment 13610982 Britt in VA said:
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?
According to Kimberley Jones "Every indication is that Ben McAdoo will remain play caller". So if she is reading it correct, it doesn't appear that anything will be changing this week.
RE: Were people bitching this much about his press conferences last year?  
jvm52106 : 9/22/2017 3:28 pm : link
In comment 13611003 Giantology said:
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Or because we were winning, it didnt matter?


It seems worse right now. His comments are coming while facing adversity and criticism and many times they come off as arrogant when the right has not been earned.
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nygiants16 : 9/22/2017 3:32 pm : link
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Or because we were winning, it didnt matter?



It seems worse right now. His comments are coming while facing adversity and criticism and many times they come off as arrogant when the right has not been earned.


this is what killed magini, he was not a bad coach but he rubbed peopke the wrong way then took a shitty job in cleveland and probably will never be a head coach again..
You have to laugh...  
Sal in Jersey : 9/22/2017 3:39 pm : link
For a guy who seems to go out of his way to answer absolutely nothing with regards to questions from the media, it sure doesn't seem to translate to what opposing defenses actually know about this team come Sunday. NOTHING IS A SECRET. Belichick responses with not even 1/10th the Belichick resume..... not good.
McAdoo is a putz  
Ben in Tampa : 9/22/2017 4:13 pm : link
At this point

RE: See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
Gatorade Dunk : 9/22/2017 4:36 pm : link
In comment 13610982 Britt in VA said:
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passing the buck again:



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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?

No shock that you'd read it that way. As someone who doesn't treat McAdoo like the guy who stole my ex-girlfriend, I'd say that it reads like he's explaining that Sullivan already has a role in playcalling and building the gameplan throughout the week.

But feel free to carry on with your stale narrative.
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BigBlueShock : 9/22/2017 4:39 pm : link
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


No shock that you'd read it that way. As someone who doesn't treat McAdoo like the guy who stole my ex-girlfriend, I'd say that it reads like he's explaining that Sullivan already has a role in playcalling and building the gameplan throughout the week.

But feel free to carry on with your stale narrative.

Britt has posted more in the past two weeks than he did all of last year combined. Coincidence?

He was probably just busy last year is all.
Belichick without the hardware!  
Tittle 9 20 64 : 9/22/2017 4:46 pm : link
I find him painful to listen to. Reese isn't much better, especially when he gets defensive.
Why does media think anyone owes them answers to their question  
plato : 9/22/2017 5:21 pm : link
Media are disliked by almost anyone who has dealt with them. Their interest is themselves and not as they would say the public or the American public. If you talk to media you have experienced what I am talking about. George Young hated the media and that attitude permeated the organization as it does any organization, unless you are trying to sell a product and want to use them more than they can use you.



Belichick can get away with this because he wins. I always said if he  
Blue21 : 9/22/2017 5:38 pm : link
ever stops winning and he answers like this the media will eat him up. I think the press should show up and not ask any questions. Do this for a week or two and he may get the message. Other coaches say nothing but seem to have a better way about them. At this point Ben seems arrogant.
I'm beginning to think Mac has a man crush on Flowers  
PatersonPlank : 9/22/2017 6:02 pm : link
It's the only explanation i can come up with.
RE: I'm beginning to think Mac has a man crush on Flowers  
Diver_Down : 9/22/2017 6:03 pm : link
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It's the only explanation i can come up with.


Brylcream Ben has seen Ereck's sugar-tits.
Are you going to continue to have zero imagination and No innovation  
Section308 : 9/22/2017 11:11 pm : link
Absolutely not, we are going 11 personal 90% of the game? We will mix things up and get zero yards from our slow untalented number one rb. We will put our original horrible ol back out there in hopes that Manning's back is broken and I can try and run my shitty 7 plays with a wasted third round draft pick in Webb. Those plays work great in Green Bay with a good online men and speedy WRs so there is no reason we can not use them with the lack of quick twitch we have at our skill positions. We also decided to continue to not chip the DEs, and will completely avoid rub routes to get WRs open. If this doesn't work it's Elis fault.
Every coach in the league  
Jesse B : 9/23/2017 6:45 am : link
Answers questions just like this.


The offense has been neutered. Eli completing 72% f his passes but who cares.
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Britt in VA : 9/23/2017 6:49 am : link
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


No shock that you'd read it that way. As someone who doesn't treat McAdoo like the guy who stole my ex-girlfriend, I'd say that it reads like he's explaining that Sullivan already has a role in playcalling and building the gameplan throughout the week.

But feel free to carry on with your stale narrative.


The offense not scoring 20 points going on 8 games, and regressing to historic low production since McAdoo became head coach isn't a narrative, it's a cold hard fact.

Damn those beat writers and their narratives. They must be card carrying Coughlin fan club members too!
RE: RE: RE: See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
Gatorade Dunk : 9/23/2017 7:48 am : link
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


No shock that you'd read it that way. As someone who doesn't treat McAdoo like the guy who stole my ex-girlfriend, I'd say that it reads like he's explaining that Sullivan already has a role in playcalling and building the gameplan throughout the week.

But feel free to carry on with your stale narrative.



The offense not scoring 20 points going on 8 games, and regressing to historic low production since McAdoo became head coach isn't a narrative, it's a cold hard fact.

Damn those beat writers and their narratives. They must be card carrying Coughlin fan club members too!

I agree that those are facts. The part where your overriding bias comes in is in suggesting that Sullivan is some sort of savior.

Guess what? Sullivan has been offensive coordinator for that same 8-game stretch. That's a cold hard fact. Sullivan helps put together the game plan throughout the week. That's a cold hard fact. Sullivan and McAdoo communicate throughout the game. That's a cold hard fact.

There is more to playcalling than being the one person who merely speaks the play into the QB's helmet, and more than one person involved. That's a cold hard fact.

You're biased, and choose to see McAdoo explaining all of that as some way of passing the buck. And that is not only a cold hard fact, but it's at the core of your stale narrative.

You go ahead and have fun with that - I'm sure it's a great way to enjoy being a fan.
RE: RE: RE: RE: See, I could be reading this wrong, but this feels like he's  
Britt in VA : 9/23/2017 7:51 am : link
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


No shock that you'd read it that way. As someone who doesn't treat McAdoo like the guy who stole my ex-girlfriend, I'd say that it reads like he's explaining that Sullivan already has a role in playcalling and building the gameplan throughout the week.

But feel free to carry on with your stale narrative.



The offense not scoring 20 points going on 8 games, and regressing to historic low production since McAdoo became head coach isn't a narrative, it's a cold hard fact.

Damn those beat writers and their narratives. They must be card carrying Coughlin fan club members too!


I agree that those are facts. The part where your overriding bias comes in is in suggesting that Sullivan is some sort of savior.

Guess what? Sullivan has been offensive coordinator for that same 8-game stretch. That's a cold hard fact. Sullivan helps put together the game plan throughout the week. That's a cold hard fact. Sullivan and McAdoo communicate throughout the game. That's a cold hard fact.

There is more to playcalling than being the one person who merely speaks the play into the QB's helmet, and more than one person involved. That's a cold hard fact.

You're biased, and choose to see McAdoo explaining all of that as some way of passing the buck. And that is not only a cold hard fact, but it's at the core of your stale narrative.

You go ahead and have fun with that - I'm sure it's a great way to enjoy being a fan.


I never touted him as a savior. I'm looking for reasons to be optimistic in an otherwise dismal outlook...

I'm looking for something to shake up the offense, because what's working is not working. Do you agree with that or not?

I don't know if Sullivan is that answer or not, but at least I'm proposing a realistic change other than just shouting McAdoo sucks.

You're blinded by your belief that I'm trying to shit on McAdoo because I'm somehow defending Coughlin.

I'm shitting on McAdoo is because he's an offensive coach, the designer of the offense, and he calls the plays. Our offense, currently, and going back to last November, sucks. Do you agree?
Let me simplify that....  
Britt in VA : 9/23/2017 7:55 am : link
Does the offense suck? Yes or no?

Do we need to do something to shake up the offense? Yes or no?

What are the realistic options to do so? Handing over the playcalling duties is one of the top options on the table, yes or no?

If Yes to those questions, I'm trying to take a realistic look at the guy that would be taking over playcalling duties.

So tell me why what I'm saying is so horrible, again, that it makes you writhe the way it apparently does?
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Gatorade Dunk : 9/23/2017 8:00 am : link
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A: Play calling is a part of the week. Itís not just one guy pulling plays out of a hat. Itís the way you prepare going into a ballgame from what you see on the field during the course of the week and how you prepare. So, there are a lot of people who have their hand in play calling. One guy spits the play out to the quarterback, but a lot goes into that. It is not just one guy showing up on game day calling plays.



Are you or aren't you calling the plays, coach?


No shock that you'd read it that way. As someone who doesn't treat McAdoo like the guy who stole my ex-girlfriend, I'd say that it reads like he's explaining that Sullivan already has a role in playcalling and building the gameplan throughout the week.

But feel free to carry on with your stale narrative.



The offense not scoring 20 points going on 8 games, and regressing to historic low production since McAdoo became head coach isn't a narrative, it's a cold hard fact.

Damn those beat writers and their narratives. They must be card carrying Coughlin fan club members too!


I agree that those are facts. The part where your overriding bias comes in is in suggesting that Sullivan is some sort of savior.

Guess what? Sullivan has been offensive coordinator for that same 8-game stretch. That's a cold hard fact. Sullivan helps put together the game plan throughout the week. That's a cold hard fact. Sullivan and McAdoo communicate throughout the game. That's a cold hard fact.

There is more to playcalling than being the one person who merely speaks the play into the QB's helmet, and more than one person involved. That's a cold hard fact.

You're biased, and choose to see McAdoo explaining all of that as some way of passing the buck. And that is not only a cold hard fact, but it's at the core of your stale narrative.

You go ahead and have fun with that - I'm sure it's a great way to enjoy being a fan.



I never touted him as a savior. I'm looking for reasons to be optimistic in an otherwise dismal outlook...

I'm looking for something to shake up the offense, because what's working is not working. Do you agree with that or not?

I don't know if Sullivan is that answer or not, but at least I'm proposing a realistic change other than just shouting McAdoo sucks.

You're blinded by your belief that I'm trying to shit on McAdoo because I'm somehow defending Coughlin.

I'm shitting on McAdoo is because he's an offensive coach, the designer of the offense, and he calls the plays. Our offense, currently, and going back to last November, sucks. Do you agree?

You know what, you're right. And that's fair. All I'm saying is, Sullivan is already involved in this shitty offense - both in terms of game-planning throughout the week as well as communicating with McAdoo during the game. Changing who has the radio into Eli's helmet isn't likely to change the output drastically.

But, when your first post on the thread is about McAdoo passing the buck, yes, that does sort of play into a continuation of your anti-McAdoo bias, don't you agree?
That was a different thread, but yes, I agree I have been hard on him.  
Britt in VA : 9/23/2017 8:05 am : link
I'm just frustrated.
Nevermind, I thought we were on the Sullivan thread.  
Britt in VA : 9/23/2017 8:06 am : link
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Total waste of time even asking him questions...  
EricJ : 9/23/2017 6:53 pm : link
the media should just not show up to the next press conference.
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