The New York Giants came out full-throat against a report quoting two anonymous players trashing their head coach.
"The source says Giants ownership looks at recent anonymous comments by players as normal griping during a losing season, and those comments will not affect ownership's preference to let the season play out and judge it as a 16-game whole", Graziano wrote. There were the two team suspensions handed down by McAdoo after players violated team rules. On Friday, Giants players commented on the leaks, comparing the situation to having a rat in the locker room and calling the players cowards. After all, even if they had success under a new coach, it still wouldn't be enough to get them into the postseason.
In a story earlier this week, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported one Giants player told her that "McAdoo has lost this team", while another said, "Guys are giving up on the season and nothing's being done".
"No, I'm saying it's anonymous". "He's got us going 80 percent on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game".
"It's not an issue", McAdoo said. We can handle it.
"I think we're excited to go play", McAdoo said.
This has been a disastrous season for McAdoo and the Giants. If they need some help, come see me. "He's ran us into the ground and people wonder why we've been getting got". But the Giants have injury problems of their own, notably at linebacker, where B.J. Goodson, Devon Kennard and Keenan Robinson are out and Jonathan Casillas and Calvin Munson are questionable.
Neil Best first worked at Newsday in 1982, returned in 1985 after a detour to Alaska and has been here since, specializing in high schools, college basketball, the National Football League and most recently sports media and business.