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Friday Media Transcript: Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/13/2017 12:08 pm
Head Coach Ben McAdoo

October 13, 2017

Q: What happened to defensive end Romeo Okwara?

A: Knee. Knee sprain.

Q: Why an indefinite suspension for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie rather than a defined end date?

A: Well, DRC sat down and we talked about reviewing it at the beginning of next week.

Q: Are there any terms he has to meet or anything like that?

A: No. We are going to revisit it at the beginning of next week.

Q: What was the tone of that conversation like?

A: He and I had a personal conversation. Personal and private, it is going to remain that way. But it was a conversation.

Q: Has he requested a trade?

A: Not to my knowledge, no.

Q: Whatís the difference between him leaving the sideline and cornerback Janoris Jenkins leaving the sideline in terms of disciplinary action?

A: Weíd like to handle our disciplinary issues in-house. We do it on a case-by-case basis, and we generally donít like to broadcast how we handle it.

Q: If Rodgers-Cromartie didnít leave the building on Wednesday, is it fair to say you wouldnít have made the decision to make him inactive Sunday public?

A: There was a lot that went into it. We like to handle things internally, in-house, on a case-by-case basis, and we donít like to broadcast.

Q: How much of this is a fallout from the rule that was created after the touchdown celebrations from earlier this year?

A: Everything had led to this point. I donít want to speculate on what youíre referring to. Iím not really sure what youíre referring to.

Q: After the Odell Beckham Jr. celebration in the end zone against Philadelphia, you said you were creating rules to make sure guys would act appropriately. I was wondering if that factored into this?

A: Again, Iíll refer back to my last point, we like to handle things in-house and treat them that way. We donít like to put peopleís business out, and how we handle our disciplinary issues, out in the public. We donít feel like that helps us as a football team. Holding guys accountable is important, but we need to handle that in-house as much as you possibly can. In this case, we didnít feel that was an option.

Q: Had DRC expressed any unhappiness with his role?

A: Again, our personal and private conversations will remain personal and private.

Q: Do you feel like your players know why Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended?

A: When we report to work on Wednesday, our sole focus is getting ready for the next opponent and because the timing was an issue in this situation, the players will be addressed and they will be kept in the loop at the appropriate time.

Q: So they havenít been addressed by you about this situation?

A: At the appropriate time, they will be.

Q: What is your message to the team this week?

A: Weíve got a great opportunity. Thereís nobody giving us a chance in hell to go win this ballgame. People donít think we can score a point without 13 (Odell Beckham). They think our defense has lost its stinger. Special teams isnít important to the whole locker room. So, weíre going to find out what weíre made out of on a big stage, and I think we have a good football team. You go back and you look at the first two games of last season, we found a way to win a game versus a quarterback who never played, against a team that was battling here at home. Then we lost three in a row, we were 2-3. This year, last three ball games we lost either in the last seconds of the ballgame, or the last series of the ballgame. And we had opportunities to win those games. We havenít found a way to win. We need to do that, thatís my job. But I still feel we have a good football team. I believe in the guys in the locker room. We had a great practice on Wednesday and Thursday. It was a spirited practice yesterday with pads on. So, Iím excited to go see how we play.

Q: What gives you confidence that you can score without Odell Beckham Jr.?

A: Practice. Watching the way we practice and watching the way we execute in practice. Seeing the run game going.

Q: Production in practice hasnít translated to production on game day so far though, right?

A: Well, we ran the ball better last week. We had over 102 yards after contact running the football. Weíre doing some positive things in the games, we just have to play a complete game and play consistent football.

Q: Why did you not think immediately was an appropriate time to address the team about Rodgers-Cromartieís suspension?

A: The timing of the matters played a factor.

Q: In a situation like this, how valuable is it to have a guy like quarterback Eli Manning?

A: Yeah, Eli, heís gone about his business and prepared as he always has. As well as the other guys in the locker room. I havenít seen anybody blink, I havenít seen anybody flinch. We had a good week of practice.

Q: So, you thought the timing impacted your decision to not address the team?

A: The timing and details were an issue. If youíre going to speak and address an issue, you want to make sure that you have all the details.

Q: So, you didnít think you had all the details to speak to the team?

A: Bingo.

Q: Will you go with D.J. Fluker at right guard this week?

A: Do you think Iím going to answer that question? You know me better than that, Iím not going to answer that question. We have eight guys that can go out and play this week. They can play at a high level, and weíll play the guys that we think are going to give us the best chance to win the ballgame.
He just seems clueless to me. He says the same things over and over  
PatersonPlank : 10/13/2017 12:14 pm : link
I think Sunday night is capitulation. We get blown up on national TV and now everyone can see Mac standing there like a deer in the headlights.
He is consistent  
Rjanyg : 10/13/2017 12:15 pm : link
I will give him that.
Has his offense even scored 28 points  
Rflairr : 10/13/2017 12:24 pm : link
Since heís been the head coach? And thatís with OBJ
.  
GeneInCal : 10/13/2017 12:25 pm : link
Ugh he sucks  
Joey in VA : 10/13/2017 12:29 pm : link
A: Do you think Iím going to answer that question?

Yes coach, as a mouthpiece of a flagship franchise playing on National TV you should answer a simple question. Are the Broncos going to just fall down and quit when they see who's playing RG if they thought it was someone else? You think they're going to prepare differently then WHAMMO you pull a fast one and they have no chance to win now? What a complete tool
these days, I'm really grateful  
santacruzom : 10/13/2017 12:46 pm : link
that I'm a Warriors fan. It's a nice compensation.

Steve Kerr, knowing presumably far less than McAdoo about football, would probably be a five-fold improvement over him on day one if he were hired.
RE: Ugh he sucks  
Mdgiantsfan : 10/13/2017 12:54 pm : link
In comment 13646912 Joey in VA said:
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A: Do you think Iím going to answer that question?

Yes coach, as a mouthpiece of a flagship franchise playing on National TV you should answer a simple question. Are the Broncos going to just fall down and quit when they see who's playing RG if they thought it was someone else? You think they're going to prepare differently then WHAMMO you pull a fast one and they have no chance to win now? What a complete tool


While Iím not mad at his strategic decision to not announcing who will start at G, itís funny if he thinks it makes a huge difference whether itís Fluker or Jerry. Neither is all that good and neither is this team.
If he's not negative about Eli, he's very non-emotive or non-committal  
Bill L : 10/13/2017 12:54 pm : link
I wonder if they don't get along? How can anyone not get along with Eli though. I don't see him as being someone who would be antagonistic toward his coach.
McAdoo is stubborn  
GeorgeAdams33 : 10/13/2017 12:58 pm : link
.. but he's not dumb.

I like the interview and I feel that if given another shot next year he will start to learn from his mistakes.

The guy I really don't understand is Reese. He has had so many opportunities to get serious about building the O-line yet the unit is horrible. Is Reese or is it Chris Mara? Is it Ross? Is it Solari? I think it's a lack of talent as a result of bad scouting. I hope John Mara knows what to do. I hope that we don't end up with another rift between the owners that has to be resolved by the commissioner again because RG is no Pete Rozelle.
RE: McAdoo is stubborn  
santacruzom : 10/13/2017 1:11 pm : link
In comment 13646955 GeorgeAdams33 said:
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.. but he's not dumb.


Stubbornness can definitely be a manifestation of a type of dumbness... or at the very least, a sign of a stunted imagination.
If he thinks telling us who the starting RG is  
Blue21 : 10/13/2017 1:24 pm : link
gives the other team some big advantage then we're in big trouble. Normal teams with a decent OL has the same RG every week. But whoa he's not gonna reveal ours to anyone.We're not gonna catch him on that one. He's waaaay to smart for that.
I Just Don't Understand  
Bernie : 10/13/2017 1:45 pm : link
why he has to be a dick about everything. Coughlin had to learn to give the media at least some information. Seems to me McAdoo would create a little goodwill by doing the same.
Because he doesn't want to give one tidbit of information  
Giant John : 10/13/2017 1:52 pm : link
To help our opponent time to prepare. Just common sense.
I don't understand the DRC  
jvm52106 : 10/13/2017 1:53 pm : link
situation and why he doesn't address the team. Sure, you don't have to tell other employees the issue with one employee (in normal settings) but in a team environment why are you not going to the team leaders and getting this discussed, handled and put to bed. By not doing so the door is wide open for speculation and rumor.. It is easy to see a divide quickly developing.

McAdoo is the Captain of the Titanic and the locker room has become the Iceberg...The two shall clash soon....
You can say that after reading this?  
Doomster : 10/13/2017 2:00 pm : link
McAdoo is stubborn
GeorgeAdams33 : 12:58 pm : link : reply
.. but he's not dumb.

I like the interview and I feel that if given another shot next year he will start to learn from his mistakes.



Q: Will you go with D.J. Fluker at right guard this week?

A: Do you think Iím going to answer that question? You know me better than that, Iím not going to answer that question. We have eight guys that can go out and play this week. They can play at a high level, and weíll play the guys that we think are going to give us the best chance to win the ballgame.

And you admit he has made mistakes, that has turned this team from an 11-5 team to an 0-5 team? So let's let him make them next year, if he doesn't learn from them? Or do you want to take that chance?
Well don't rule out  
jvm52106 : 10/13/2017 2:19 pm : link
dumb.. He stated he thinks we can score points based on our performance in practice. I mean, is that really a positive or an indictment on how bad the defense has become?
RE: Because he doesn't want to give one tidbit of information  
UberAlias : 10/13/2017 4:52 pm : link
In comment 13647018 Giant John said:
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To help our opponent time to prepare. Just common sense.
The sad thing is, despite all the state secrecy when it comes to info, he's got the most predictable offense in the league. He won't tell you who will be starting guard but he might as well announce his plays over the PA system.
RE: I Just Don't Understand  
RDJR : 10/13/2017 9:02 pm : link
In comment 13647006 Bernie said:
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why he has to be a dick about everything. Coughlin had to learn to give the media at least some information. Seems to me McAdoo would create a little goodwill by doing the same.


Revisionist history. TC was rude to the media until the very end and gave them nothing.
Umm he is also the play caller Its his Playbook  
Bluesbreaker : 10/13/2017 11:16 pm : link
McAdoo is stubborn
GeorgeAdams33 : 12:58 pm : link : reply
.. but he's not dumb.

I like the interview and I feel that if given another shot next year he will start to learn from his mistakes.

The guy I really don't understand is Reese. He has had so many opportunities to get serious about building the O-line yet the unit is horrible. Is Reese or is it Chris Mara? Is it Ross? Is it Solari? I think it's a lack of talent as a result of bad scouting. I hope John Mara knows what to do. I hope that we don't end up with another rift between the owners that has to be resolved by the commissioner again because RG is no Pete Rozelle.

Its his Offense he has to know what he needs to make the
offense successful . That means getting the players you
need to be balanced . Reese gets the players the coach feels he needs . He also has to have the respect of the team . I have yet to see anyone praise him in any way shape or form and when asked about coaching they never say anything about Coach Mac they're avoiding mentioning his name like he has the plague . Hell maybe I am dead wrong but I don't think there is any love fest going on and if
the players are not happy guess who is getting the boot ?
He answered some protocol type questions . His rallying
point seems to be "We can't score without Odell "
Hey I hope we go up there and shock the world .
Team  
Dragon : 10/14/2017 6:20 am : link
We have a problem with one of our family members we will resolve it but today we need to prepare for our next opponent with all the family and team members who are here. Maybe not the exact words but Iím sure the DRC problem has been addressed to the team by the HC and thereís not much more as a player, group and team that needs to be discussed at this time.
you can see in these interviews how stubborn he can be  
micky : 10/14/2017 8:54 am : link
I'm guessing it goes to with play calling duties, personnel decisions and etc and stubborn enough not to correct nor adjust to things that he may obviously be wrong about...an ego trip.

players aren't going to play for him very soon as it's already starting to know drc etc
He's not really dumb but he is a  
nicky43 : 10/15/2017 2:58 pm : link
horrible Head Coach. The best word to describe McAdoo is CLUELESS!

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