Standing 1-7, no one should be shocked that there is more than a hair of frustration in the NY Giants locker room. ESPN’s Josina Anderson shared the following on Twitter.
Last week the New York Giants players returned off their bye week with a flicker of optimism still lighting the back half of their season. That, was basically a half second before the the organization dropped a news release stating the team’s decision to suspend Janoris Jenkins, another Giants defensive back for violating team rules.
Later that evening I received an unsolicited message from a Giants player on the team that said: “McAdoo has lost this team. He’s got us going 80% on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game, it’s wild. Changed our off day. He’s dishing out fines like crazy. Suspended two of our stars when we need them the most. Throws us under the bus all the time. He’s ran us into the ground and people wonder why we’ve been getting got.”
I asked the the Giants player if he wanted to go on the record. He said he wanted to remain anonymous for fear of the impact to his status on the team.
I texted another Giants player for their thoughts too on what I heard minutes before. Has McAdoo lost the team? A second anonymous Giants player replied, “Yea I think so.” That same player also texted, “Guys are giving up on the season and nothing’s being done. Guys just don’t care anymore.”
Nothing too shocking here.