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Friday Media Transcript: Head Coach Ben McAdoo

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/1/2017 12:59 pm
Head Coach Ben McAdoo

December 1, 2017

Q: Do you think things could have been handled better with the Eli Manning situation?

A: I was upfront and honest with Eli and I donít have any regrets there.

Q: Do you feel like the way the idea was conveyed to President and CEO John Mara was the same way it was conveyed to Manning?

A: I was honest, I was upfront with Eli and I donít have any regrets with the way it was handled.

Q: Was the fact that Manning would play the first half and then another quarterback play the second half a specific thing you told Mara?

A: We were on the same page with how it was going to be handled.

Q: Mara did not seem like he was on the same page, based off what he said to reporters.

A: We were on the same page.

Q: When did you and General Manager Jerry Reese begin discussing this plan?

A: We were on the same page.

Q: Have you talked to Mara this week?

A: I have not talked to John recently, no.

Q: Is it more difficult for you when you have to answer every question about this, when the general manager doesnít speak?

A: No. Iím comfortable with the way we handle public relations.

Q: Did you decide to make this move because the team is now eliminated from the playoffs?

A: Itís a decision based off of us being 2-9. Weíre 2-9, weíre out of contention, we need to make sure we evaluate the roster top to bottom. And the best way to do that is by putting a game plan together, having the players prepare for a game and go out and perform.

Q: Werenít you out of contention at 2-8?

A: When we were mathematically eliminated.

Q: So, if you were still mathematically alive, Manning would be starting this week?

A: Thatís a hypothetical, but we were mathematically eliminated and this is the direction we decided to go.

Q: How committed to quarterback Geno Smith can you be in this weekís game? If heís rusty and struggles, will you leave him in there or is there a chance you will go back to Manning?

A: Iím confident in Geno. Iím not going into the game thinking that way, no one is. He had a good week of preparation, a good week of practice, heís played football in this league. Iím excited to see him go out there and play in a Giants uniform.

Q: Would you be comfortable if you had to go back to Manning after this week?

A: Absolutely. Eliís a pro, heíll be ready to go if his number is called.

Q: How different would that be for you, to have to call on Manning as a reserve?

A: I havenít done it before, so it would be different, but it wouldnít be awkward. Itís part of the game.

Q: Will you have two or three quarterbacks active on Sunday?

A: Thatís a question Iím not willing to answer at this point.

Q: If Manning had a solid first half, would he have continued to play?

A: I already answered those questions.

Q: Has quarterback Davis Webb seen any increased action in practice?

A: Yeah, weíre going to address that soon.

Q: But he hasnít yet?

A: He has not yet, correct.

Q: Are you concerned at all that Maraís comments indicated that there might have been some sort of miscommunication between you two?

A: No, Iím confident and comfortable with the way we communicate and our open lines of communication.

Q: Are you confident that your players will be motivated to play on Sunday?

A: Yeah. I think the players will be at their best. Itís their job, theyíre pros. Again, when you look at it from a playerís perspective and empathizing with the players, they go through this each and every day. Most of the guys in the locker room are in jeopardy of losing their job at some point in time. Job security in this league is tough. I think theyíre aware of that, I think they understand that. I think they also feel blessed to be in the locker room with Eli. But with that being said, I think theyíll go out, I think theyíll play hard, theyíll play hard for each other, theyíll rally around Geno and put their best foot forward.

Q: Have you addressed the comments made by Manningís former teammates at any level?

A: No, but listen, itís an emotional decision. I understand it. I get it. Itís a part of it.

Q: From the demeanor that we see from you, I donít know if we see that it is an emotional decision for you.

A: Again, you have to separate the emotions and your feelings and make a decision with what you feel is right for the organization moving forward.

Q: You made a point to say itís not all on Manning, did you sense that perception from anywhere?

A: No, but I think itís important when you make a change you state the reason for the change and itís to evaluate the roster from top to bottom. And you have to take the emotions out of it, you have to take any accomplishments out of it and evaluate the roster. It doesnít mean itís the end of the road for anybody.

Q: How are you deciding when youíre going to increase Webbís reps in practice?

A: We have a plan in place for that.
And I thought  
Giants_ROK : 12/1/2017 1:02 pm : link
I was brain-dead.
Clueless  
Koffman : 12/1/2017 1:04 pm : link
Ouch  
Bill L : 12/1/2017 1:05 pm : link
Quote:

Q: From the demeanor that we see from you, I donít know if we see that it is an emotional decision for you.
Da fuq?  
an_idol_mind : 12/1/2017 1:05 pm : link
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Q: Has quarterback Davis Webb seen any increased action in practice?

A: Yeah, weíre going to address that soon.

Q: But he hasnít yet?

A: He has not yet, correct.


On top of all the shit going on right now, why is Webb not seeing more practice snaps?!?!
RE: Ouch  
guitarguybs12 : 12/1/2017 1:11 pm : link
In comment 13716537 Bill L said:
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Q: From the demeanor that we see from you, I donít know if we see that it is an emotional decision for you.



hahaha would love to know who asked that
are these reporters  
totowa_gman : 12/1/2017 1:11 pm : link
paid by the giants to ask questions to him? Why is no one drilling this dipshit
In hindsight, we should have known  
Chris684 : 12/1/2017 1:11 pm : link
when this asshole trotted out for his introductory press conference wearing a suit 5x too big.

He couldn't even manage to look professional on the biggest day in his career. He is a fucking embarrassment of the highest order.

His tenure here will be a running joke for years to come.
I thought they drilled him pretty good.  
Britt in VA : 12/1/2017 1:12 pm : link
especially that no emotion zinger.
RE: I thought they drilled him pretty good.  
Bill L : 12/1/2017 1:14 pm : link
In comment 13716552 Britt in VA said:
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especially that no emotion zinger.
On the plus side, displaying no emotion hides his glee.
RE: Da fuq?  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/1/2017 1:15 pm : link
In comment 13716538 an_idol_mind said:
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Q: Has quarterback Davis Webb seen any increased action in practice?

A: Yeah, weíre going to address that soon.

Q: But he hasnít yet?

A: He has not yet, correct.



On top of all the shit going on right now, why is Webb not seeing more practice snaps?!?!


This dude is a joke.
Gotta get on the same page,same page  
ghost718 : 12/1/2017 1:15 pm : link
and fuck up Eli's exit,Eli's exit

Man is he an uncharismatic idiot  
PatersonPlank : 12/1/2017 1:15 pm : link
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RE: RE: Ouch  
GiantsRage2007 : 12/1/2017 1:16 pm : link
In comment 13716548 guitarguybs12 said:
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In comment 13716537 Bill L said:


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Q: From the demeanor that we see from you, I donít know if we see that it is an emotional decision for you.





hahaha would love to know who asked that



It was Kim Jones (that was the 3rd Q of her's... she had the 2 before it as well.) - She posted these on twitter - fyi
Fuck this guy  
Ben in Tampa : 12/1/2017 1:17 pm : link
What an absolute loser
Heíll be let go on Monday  
Sean : 12/1/2017 1:18 pm : link
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RE: Heíll be let go on Monday  
Britt in VA : 12/1/2017 1:19 pm : link
In comment 13716570 Sean said:
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Believe it, and it WILL HAPPEN!
Kim Jones is fantastic  
bigbluehoya : 12/1/2017 1:20 pm : link
Really wish she had taken one of the previously soon-to-be-available WFAN gigs.
Sean I believe that as well...  
Chris684 : 12/1/2017 1:20 pm : link
I don't see how Mara allows this guy on the sidelines for another home game.

You want to talk about bad optics?
Exactly, the optics are awful..  
Sean : 12/1/2017 1:23 pm : link
Maraís comment about no guarantees in life is very telling. This was not handled how Mara intended. It is pointless to make the change now, but it will be made on Monday. I have no inside information, but it seems obvious. This press conference was cringe worthy.
This is really funny.  
GiantsUA : 12/1/2017 1:24 pm : link
In hindsight, we should have known
Chris684 : 1:11 pm : link : reply
when this asshole trotted out for his introductory press conference wearing a suit 5x too big.

He couldn't even manage to look professional on the biggest day in his career. He is a fucking embarrassment of the highest order.
Wow  
Rjanyg : 12/1/2017 1:27 pm : link
This guy is used car salesman and a bad one at that.

I pray to God that this guy is gone come new years day.
I posted this yesterday or the day before, but imagine this scenario  
Britt in VA : 12/1/2017 1:27 pm : link
McAdoo fired Monday.
Interim head coach re-inserts Manning to the lineup.

The home crowd goes bonkers when Manning takes the field.
The Giants, with an emotional lift, beat the Cowboys in front of the home crowd next Sunday.

Legendary.
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arcarsenal : 12/1/2017 1:29 pm : link
Tough read. I can't wait until this guy is gone.
I'm still holding out hope this moron  
aimrocky : 12/1/2017 1:31 pm : link
is canned before Sunday and the interim coach fixes all of this. I know it'll never happen, but I'm crossing my fingers...

The amazing thing for me, sports emotions typically dissipate after sleeping it off. We're now 4 days removed from this decisions and I still would like someone to kick this coach square in the nuts.
Sorry Ben And Jerry are safe  
RIZZBIZZ : 12/1/2017 1:32 pm : link
I do not think the Giants would have allowed this shit storm with Eli to happen if they were goners.
Is anyone else afraid for  
Koffman : 12/1/2017 1:34 pm : link
McAdoo's welfare at this point ? Seriously ? I mean can you imagine if this Sunday had been a home game ? And even moreso if he remains the coach and it snows filling the stadium with unlimited quantities of use-able material to throw at him ?
RE: I posted this yesterday or the day before, but imagine this scenario  
Sean : 12/1/2017 1:36 pm : link
In comment 13716598 Britt in VA said:
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McAdoo fired Monday.
Interim head coach re-inserts Manning to the lineup.

The home crowd goes bonkers when Manning takes the field.
The Giants, with an emotional lift, beat the Cowboys in front of the home crowd next Sunday.

Legendary.


Iíd be so pissed he lost his streak if thatís the case.
RE: Sorry Ben And Jerry are safe  
Koffman : 12/1/2017 1:36 pm : link
In comment 13716605 RIZZBIZZ said:
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I do not think the Giants would have allowed this shit storm with Eli to happen if they were goners.


If Ben and Jerry are safe after everything this team has endured this year, then John Mara should seriously be evaluated for mental deficiencies.
Reading this it would seem that he is calling the owner a liar  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 12/1/2017 1:38 pm : link
"Q: Mara did not seem like he was on the same page, based off what he said to reporters.

A: We were on the same page."

If I am Mara and read that I have his head on a platter sooner than later. Maybe only because that is what I want to see.

In any case, this might be his first press conference where he didn't say "heavy handed". Which is a relief.
RE: RE: I posted this yesterday or the day before, but imagine this scenario  
Britt in VA : 12/1/2017 1:38 pm : link
In comment 13716617 Sean said:
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In comment 13716598 Britt in VA said:


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McAdoo fired Monday.
Interim head coach re-inserts Manning to the lineup.

The home crowd goes bonkers when Manning takes the field.
The Giants, with an emotional lift, beat the Cowboys in front of the home crowd next Sunday.

Legendary.



Iíd be so pissed he lost his streak if thatís the case.


It would just add to the intrigue/story of it all.... And a lot of people might consider that missed game as an * eventually.
So, whoís lying? Mara or McAdoo?  
trueblueinpw : 12/1/2017 1:51 pm : link
Was just listening in the car to Francessor who played the audio of McAdooís presser and Mike said, basically someoneís lying. Is Mara lying about the plan or is McAdoo lying?

Why does John Mara continue to let McAdoo soil the Giants franchise and the ruin the reputation of this once proud organization? Whatís being done here by McAdooís extraordinary incompetence will take generations to undo. What does Mara think weíre telling our kids about what it means to be a Giants fan? Holly football Jesus make it stop!
People  
Dragon : 12/1/2017 1:57 pm : link
Did you expect McAdoo to come out in tears because he made a QB change if so you are very foolish. Not sure what Gene will do but if he can go 16 for 35 with maybe one TD and two interceptions did we loose much at the QB position? I just donít get the feeling that this team canít play without Eli at QB we have six games to find out the real truth.

If itís the end of the Eli era here then every player has an ending. I for one see nothing wrong with how it was done always believe any player is one play away from his last play. Eli Manning made his call Iím more than willing to live with it just as he must be.
Ok Coach I have a question for you....  
Giant John : 12/1/2017 1:57 pm : link
Can you name one other starter being benched so you can evaluate the roster top to bottom?
Címon you can say it.....
After the last couple of weeks, can you imagine any player  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 12/1/2017 2:11 pm : link
wanting to come and play for this guy?
Never loved him being named head coach.  
Beezer : 12/1/2017 2:21 pm : link
Didn't lampoon it. Just wasn't captivated.

Now, McAdoo has shown, all up and down the spectrum, just HOW much he is NOT the right guy to coach this football team, or in New York.

Really so pathetic I can't stand it.

It's hard for me to find just one answer from him there that doesn't make me want to punch him right in the greased-back fucking forehead.
The incredible irony of all this..  
Sean : 12/1/2017 2:22 pm : link
McAdoo was hired FOR ELI!
RE: After the last couple of weeks, can you imagine any player  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/1/2017 2:23 pm : link
In comment 13716704 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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wanting to come and play for this guy?


Uh, no.
RE: So, whoís lying? Mara or McAdoo?  
an_idol_mind : 12/1/2017 2:25 pm : link
In comment 13716652 trueblueinpw said:
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Was just listening in the car to Francessor who played the audio of McAdooís presser and Mike said, basically someoneís lying. Is Mara lying about the plan or is McAdoo lying?

Why does John Mara continue to let McAdoo soil the Giants franchise and the ruin the reputation of this once proud organization? Whatís being done here by McAdooís extraordinary incompetence will take generations to undo. What does Mara think weíre telling our kids about what it means to be a Giants fan? Holly football Jesus make it stop!


Personally, I think Mara's lying. Maybe he had a different idea on what the plan would be, but if it wasn't to his liking he could have stopped it from happening before it went public. I think he's using some revisionist history to try to dodge some of the fan reaction.
I was upfront and honest with Eli and I donít have any regrets there.  
KeoweeFan : 12/1/2017 2:33 pm : link
If he worked for me in any capacity in any industry that would be a fireable offense right there.

With that attitude he not only offended an extraordinarily valuable employee but defamed the entire organization.
And after they are slaughtered again on Sunday  
moespree : 12/1/2017 2:56 pm : link
"We had a good practice this week."

"We'll have to look at the tape."

"I thought there was good effort out there."

POS should be left in Oakland.
RE: I posted this yesterday or the day before, but imagine this scenario  
totowa_gman : 12/1/2017 3:14 pm : link
In comment 13716598 Britt in VA said:
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McAdoo fired Monday.
Interim head coach re-inserts Manning to the lineup.

The home crowd goes bonkers when Manning takes the field.
The Giants, with an emotional lift, beat the Cowboys in front of the home crowd next Sunday.

Legendary.


Send this letter to Mara :)
Why is Mara letting this jerkoff tarnish the image of a once  
TommytheElephant : 12/1/2017 3:16 pm : link
Proud franchise?

FIRE THIS FUCKING GUY ALREADY
Honestly I hope he coaches through the Dallas game  
Larry in Pencilvania : 12/1/2017 3:18 pm : link
So the home fans let him have it through the entire game plus a strong chorus of Eli. I don't usually like when the fans shit on an outgoing coach, but this guy is awful
RE: RE: So, whoís lying? Mara or McAdoo?  
Watson : 12/1/2017 3:21 pm : link
In comment 13716745 an_idol_mind said:
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In comment 13716652 trueblueinpw said:


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Was just listening in the car to Francessor who played the audio of McAdooís presser and Mike said, basically someoneís lying. Is Mara lying about the plan or is McAdoo lying?

Why does John Mara continue to let McAdoo soil the Giants franchise and the ruin the reputation of this once proud organization? Whatís being done here by McAdooís extraordinary incompetence will take generations to undo. What does Mara think weíre telling our kids about what it means to be a Giants fan? Holly football Jesus make it stop!



Personally, I think Mara's lying. Maybe he had a different idea on what the plan would be, but if it wasn't to his liking he could have stopped it from happening before it went public. I think he's using some revisionist history to try to dodge some of the fan reaction.


Maybe it's Mara but even so do you call your boss a liar?
The suit that was once five times too big...  
rmc3981 : 12/1/2017 3:22 pm : link
is too tight now.
AGAIN....  
Slade : 12/1/2017 3:31 pm : link
what I'm telling you... McAdoo is burning down the house... And it's on ownership for not pulling the plug before he could do it AFTER they let him know he was toast...

Mara tried to go high road and let this clown hold on to the keys too long... Oakland is the end of the road...
Seriously... I don't know if I've ever seen a bigger A-hole...  
Slade : 12/1/2017 4:19 pm : link
than McAdoo... I would love to see someone go Buddy Ryan on him on Sunday...
Has anyone heard whether or not the guy is well-liked?  
Bill L : 12/1/2017 4:21 pm : link
not by players so much but in general. Maybe his staff, maybe neighbors, whoever....Not as a coach, not as guy in his talk to the media persona, but just as a person
I heard it live  
weeg in the bronx : 12/1/2017 5:02 pm : link
He really comes off like a dick. He was emphatic in his response regarding Mara. Given the tone, I took it as a swipe at Mara.
RE: Has anyone heard whether or not the guy is well-liked?  
Giants_ROK : 12/1/2017 5:06 pm : link
In comment 13717015 Bill L said:
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not by players so much but in general. Maybe his staff, maybe neighbors, whoever....Not as a coach, not as guy in his talk to the media persona, but just as a person

Word has it that his dog pees on his leg, regularly.
RE: Wow  
mfsd : 12/1/2017 5:50 pm : link
In comment 13716596 Rjanyg said:
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This guy is used car salesman and a bad one at that.

I pray to God that this guy is gone come new years day.


I donít see used car salesman. He couldnít sell a cold bottle of water to a guy stranded in the desert.

Heís the guy managing a fast food restaurant at a suburban shopping mall who gets off on yelling at the hourly employees
RE: And after they are slaughtered again on Sunday  
kevken60 : 12/1/2017 5:54 pm : link
In comment 13716812 moespree said:
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"We had a good practice this week."

"We'll have to look at the tape."

"I thought there was good effort out there."

POS should be left in Oakland.


He did say Geno had a good week of practice ...
So, Iím prett...psyched?
He is basically validating what many have guessed  
montanagiant : 12/1/2017 6:08 pm : link
And that's that John Mara is lying to us when he said he never agreed to a hard deadline of pulling Eli at the half
It's his combative  
Joey in VA : 12/1/2017 6:19 pm : link
Defensive posture that turns me off. Earn the right to be that guy, don't think your job and status have given you the right to be such a guarded smarmy dick to people who have a job to do which is ask you questions that you refuse to answer. His whole dodging of the who will play RG early in the season so he didn't tip his hand to the opponent thing really started pushing me away from thinking he had a clue. i get the secrecy coaching, I really do but ffs, playing those cards close as two who plays RG because you won't want to "divulge" something, gtfo.
I just want to punch  
Reb8thVA : 12/1/2017 7:31 pm : link
That fat arrogant bastard in the nuts!
Fuck this guy  
BrianLeonard23 : 12/1/2017 7:41 pm : link
May he never, ever work in football again at any level.

John Mara is a spineless jellyfish too.
...  
yankees78 : 12/1/2017 7:48 pm : link
Violence is not the answer, but I soooooo want to fight this man.
The Giants under McAdoo in one simple GIF  
montanagiant : 12/1/2017 7:54 pm : link
With the Red Ball representing 2017 season
RE: AGAIN....  
Rjanyg : 12/1/2017 7:57 pm : link
In comment 13716898 Slade said:
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what I'm telling you... McAdoo is burning down the house... And it's on ownership for not pulling the plug before he could do it AFTER they let him know he was toast...

Mara tried to go high road and let this clown hold on to the keys too long... Oakland is the end of the road...


Slade, what is going on inside this organization???? I want answers!!!!!! Why is McAdoo still alive???!? How can Eli not hire Rosas to kick Reese in the balls?!?!? Please answer me!
Blah blah blah  
Dr. D : 12/1/2017 9:18 pm : link
"...we had a great week of practice...
I'm an offensive guru...
and a heavy handed...
clueless douche...
that makes Ray Handley
look like Vince Lombardi.."

I didn't read the transcript,
is that basically what he said?
(I mean if you read between the lines?)
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