Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch released a statement Monday saying that they won’t make any changes to their coaching staff or front office during the season.
“Ben McAdoo is our head coach and has our support. We are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season. Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating. While we appreciate that our fans are unhappy with what has occurred, nobody is more upset than we are.
“Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season. It is our responsibility to determine the reasons for our poor performance and at the end of the year, we will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward.”
On Sunday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that there was some buzz in league circles that the Giants could fire HC Ben McAdoo on Monday if they lost to the 49ers.
McAdoo told reporters after the game that he isn’t worried about his job status right now.
“What ‘situation’?” McAdoo said. “We have to go correct the tape. We have to get ready for the next ball game. We get a chance to play probably one of the best teams in football next week, so there’s no ‘situation’.”
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, considering that Dan Graziano of ESPN reported last week that the Giants have no plans to make any changes to the coaching staff or front office during the season.
A source tells Graziano that Giants’ ownership considers the recent anonymous comments from players as being “normal griping during a losing season.”
Giants’ ownership reportedly prefers to allow the season play out and judge the year in its entirety.
Given how poorly things have gone for the Giants, many wonder if McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese will be able to survive this year, even though he managed to get them in the playoffs last season. However, it appears as though we’ll have to wait until later on in the year to see what they’ll do.
We’ll have more regarding the Giants as the news is available.