Giants owners say McAdoo staying as coach until season's end

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Mandatory Credit Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

McAdoo's future has been a major topic the past two weeks in the wake of a 34-point home loss to the Los Angeles Rams a little more than a week ago, then an embarrassing loss to a San Francisco 49ers team that was winless until Sunday.

"That doesn't have anything to do with anything", McAdoo said of his job security. He wanted to see whether the Giants would show any pride (they didn't), and during his WFAN morning show in NY, he likened the game to "car crash TV". "It's something that nearly looks like at times we're waiting for someone else to make a play instead of just pulling the trigger and making the play ourselves".

But to see a team that is one of the biggest embarrassments of the NFL this season playing uninspired football against one of the worst teams in the league falls on the coach.

If New York pulls the trigger on firing McAdoo during the season it would represent a break from protocol.

Garrett Celek hadn't had more than one reception in any game this season. "We have to go correct the tape, all right?" "Not a good team right now". We've gotta be able to compete and hang around until the end and pull out a victory at the end. "This win felt just as good as winning the NFC Championship".

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"He is probably going to have to sit out a little bit", McAdoo said of Pugh, who has started at guard and tackle this season.

The relentless NY media is pounding the "Fire McAdoo" message.

ESPN NFL insider Josina Anderson has delivered some eye-opening reports on the raging dumpster fire that is the Giants. Sunday's loss was the Giants' first to a team with no wins and at least nine losses since November 20, 1966, when they fell to the 0-9 Falcons, 27-16, in Atlanta's first season. But even he had to admit, after re-watching Sunday's lackluster 31-21 loss to the 49ers, that there was something missing from some defensive players.

"I didn't know it'd take this long, but it was special with the guys", head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

There was no mention of Reese, who has been the team's general manager since 2007.

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Columnists and fans are calling for his head, but Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch gave a statement of support for Ben McAdoo on Monday.

Sports-talk radio in New York City should be a fun listen this week.

McAdoo said he would not "throw anyone under the bus" by pointing out the specific plays he was concerned about, but surely a few belonged to cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

"Yeah, it's disappointing, but we just have to - we're in this situation, we're the reason we're in it, so we just have to keep working, compete every week and expect to win every week".

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