NFL Notes: Ben McAdoo, Giants, Packers, Saints

Ben McAdoo

Former Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM Radio Thursday that he believes Ben McAdoo will get another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL.

“It was a really tough year,” Spagnuolo said, via Pro Football Talk. “I want to say this up front, Ben McAdoo, who was our head coach, in my opinion will be a head coach again. He did an outstanding job. I mean, we just had things kind of snowball the wrong way this year. Sometimes when that ball gets rolling the wrong way it’s hard to push it back up and get going in the middle of it.

After leading the Giants to the playoffs in 2016, the wheels came off for McAdoo and the team this past season.

“Look, you live and you learn, right?” Spagnuolo said. “I always think sometimes you get more out of a rough season like that than you do the great ones that we have,” he said. “Some bonds are created when you go through adverse situations and we did have that.

Giants

Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount says that Odell Beckham Jr tried to convince him to sign with the Giants last offseason.

He just did the same thing that any really, really close friend would do and that’s try to get another close friend on the team,” Blount said, via NJ.com. “He did the same thing for (Dolphins receiver) Jarvis (Landry), trying to get Jarvis on there. Obviously he wants me there. It’s a lot easier and a lot better to play when you’re around people that you’re really, really close to. You go to work and you see them every day, you grind with them every day. He definitely wanted me to be there.

Packers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said that he wants to play into his 40s like Tom Brady, but admitted he may have to leave Green Bay to do it like Brett Favre did.

“I think you have to be humble enough to realize if it could happen to Brett, it can happen to you,” Rodgers told the Associated Press.

Saints

  • Nick Underhill reports that Saints CB Ken Crawley had his wrist scoped on Thursday. Although, Underhill says it’s a minor injury and he would have been able to play this weekend if there was a game.