New York Giants: Ben McAdoo Needs to Be Fired After the Season
The New York Giants are at a point of no return with Ben McAdoo.
After another disappointing loss this past Sunday, one that now has the Giants starting out the 2017 season at 0-4, it’s crystal clear that the team is a mess. An utter and chaotic mess.
One month ago, the Giants had Super Bowl hopes coming off an 11-5 season and a playoff berth. Many felt the Giants would be the best team in the NFC East and could find themselves back in the Super Bowl.
But that’s not the case a month later. Because now, the Giants are 0-4 and looking at a disaster of a season. And it all falls on Ben McAdoo, who has given everyone no confidence that this team can turn it around.
His comments after their 25-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sums up that he has zero confidence and not one single clue of what he is doing.
Really, coach? You made the playoffs last year. You had Super Bowl hopes this year. And you aren’t surprised that you’re now a win-less football team heading into October.
That comment signals what should be done and needs to be done by the Giants and by owner John Mara.
Ben McAdoo needs to be fired as the head coach of the New York Giants.
Now, the Giants won’t do it during the season because the team doesn’t operate like that. Even when they have fired head coaches in the past, they have waited until after the season.
Even when Jim Fassel knew he was getting fired at the conclusion of the 2003 season weeks before the end of Week 17, the Giants still let Fassel finish out his tenure. Even Ray Handley, who was perhaps the biggest bust as a head coach in franchise history, got to finish out the 1992 season.
From the get-go, Ben McAdoo should have never of been this team’s head coach. Ben McAdoo wasn’t hired because he was the best candidate for the job.
What made the Giants finally turn the reigns over to McAdoo was the fear of the Philadelphia Eagles potentially hiring him, thus, making the Giants call off their coaching search and named McAdoo the head coach in January of 2016.
Since then, he hasn’t looked the part of a head coach. He’s been stand-offish with several members of the media. He refuses to let offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan call the plays and calls them himself.
But the one thing that hasn’t changed since his arrival as the offensive coordinator; his inability to have a feel and get a rhythm for the game. He never got it back then as a play caller and coordinator. And now as a head coach, Ben McAdoo is even worse.
The head coach of an NFL team is supposed to know how to handle the clock and manage what plays to call at the right time. Going on his fourth year with the Giants, Ben McAdoo still hasn’t figured it out and he may never figure it out.
Hiring Ben McAdoo as the head coach of the Giants has been an utter failure. It got masked in 2016 when the Giants made the playoffs.
But in 2017, all of the failures McAdoo has a head coach are amplified; especially with a 0-4 record.
The Giants could be 2-2 to start the 2017 season, but because McAdoo can’t manage the clock and know how to properly run the team, the Giants are 0-4.
The Giants generally aren’t a team that fires head coaches that quickly and usually give a head coach three to four years to establish things. But the Giants can’t afford to give Ben McAdoo that long.
Once the 2017 season ends, John Mara needs to do what’s necessary for the New York Giants. He needs to fire Ben McAdoo as the head coach.