New York Giants will not fire Ben McAdoo

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

The Giants (1-8) own the third-worst record in the National Football League and the NY tabloids all called for McAdoo's firing following a 31-21 loss to the previously winless San Francisco 49ers. Postgame interviews featured smiles and positivity rather than the discouragement that has commonly filled those media-player interactions.

"We got schooled. I did not see enough relentless play, attitude, you name it, I did not see it". That kind of logic is beyond laughable and if that's the mindset of Kyle Shanahan, I'd have to seriously question his sanity. From veterans like Joe Staley all the way to rookies like Kendrick Bourne, it was obvious that their first victory of 2017 carried serious weight.

The Jimmy Garoppolo watch is officially on for the 49ers (0-9). I didn't know it'd take this long, but it was special with the guys. "I was real happy for them". "So we just have to keep working, compete every week and expect to win every week".

Following the Giants' Thanksgiving Day game against the Redskins, they will have 10 days off until their next game on December 3 against the Oakland Raiders.

The Browns were a lot more competitive on Sunday than in past weeks, but they still did not get the win. Both the offense and defense fell apart, Eli Manning completed 28 of 37 for 273 yards with two touchdowns and a fumble. One of those scores came from quarterback C.J. Beathard on an 11-yard bootleg into the end zone. It was an 83-yard reception from Beathard that gave the 49ers a 10-6 lead in the second quarter. That prompted other Giants players to call out those anonymous teammates as "cowards" and vow to find out who'd thrown McAdoo under the proverbial bus. "There's not a better feeling", Beathard said Sunday. So the focus moves to the players, plenty of whom have big contracts and have underperformed. "There's nothing like it".

"They did a great job today protecting me", Beathard said.

Outside of his good statistical outing that included four stops and a quarterback hit, linebacker Reuben Foster also allowed just 12 yards in coverage on three targets. Peterson had 159 rushing yards the previous week against the 49ers. Carlos Hyde accounted for 98 of those yards on 17 carries. That was also Beathard's longest touchdown pass of his career. And it may be a reason the team breaks tradition and parts ways with their head coach during the season. Shanahan said coaches will rotate in throughout the week to work with him. "Mainly the quarterback, but also the O-Line, the receivers and the backs".

Numerous players said Sunday it's not their coach that is to blame.

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