The New York Giants’ struggles carried into Week 2 and head coach Ben McAdoo is fed up.
After the Giants fell to 0-2 on Monday night with a loss to the Detroit Lions, McAdoo appeared before the media and did exactly what you wouldn’t encourage a coach to ever do: throw the team’s star quarterback under the bus.
McAdoo was understandably frustrated by his team’s performance in the 24-10 loss, with one play in particular standing out in his mind.
The head coach was discussing a delay of game penalty by the offense deep in the redzone, before going on a brief rant about “sloppy quarterback play” from his veteran under center.
“Sloppy quarterback play,” McAdoo said. “Quarterback and center need to be on the same page there. We need to get the ball snapped.
Ben McAdoo up here ripping Eli Manning.
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“Because we have a veteran quarterback who has played a lot of football and I expect us to get the ball snapped. Usually the clock goes from 3-2-1-0. Once it hits zero they (the officials) look at the ball and look at the clock, usually it has to tick once it hits zero to get the ball snapped.”
The Giants ultimately settled for a field goal on the drive before going on to lose by two touchdowns.
You can be sure the team will be working on getting a snap off in time during this week’s practices. But in the end, there are much bigger issues for the Giants on the field. And throwing the team’s quarterback under the bus isn’t going to solve any of them.
The Giants return to action next weekend against the rival Philadelphia Eagles.