You can go many different routes when trying to pinpoint why the Giants have been a dumpster fire this season, but all signs will always point to the head coach.
It's actually incredibly easy to blame Ben McAdoo for the Giants struggles based on some of his decisions. From putting his support behind Ereck Flowers
Source says the length of Rodgers-Cromartie's suspension from the Giants has yet to be determined. Could be more than 1 game.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 11, 2017
After getting into an argument with McAdoo on the sidelines, Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie left the team's practice and has now been suspended indefinitely. Obviously, you don't want your star cornerback walking off the field, but there's a certain level of respect that has to be had for your coach.
According to Giants' great Brandon Jacobs, that was never a problem this team had under Tom Coughlin.
In order to win it must be a level of respect between coaches and players. I’ve always respected TC and vic versa.— Brandon Jacobs (@gatorboyrb) October 11, 2017
There is no way that isn't a shot at McAdoo. No way. And if you were wondering, here's what he said to a response.
Used car salesman lol— Brandon Jacobs (@gatorboyrb) October 12, 2017
And there you have it.
Jacobs is completely right at this point. McAdoo has done nothing to earn the trust of players. In fact, he's done nothing but embarrass the team. From calling out players during post-game press conferences to clearly mishandling the talent and playcalling, it's hard for players to respect a guy like that.
If only the Giants could go back to the years when Jacobs was still on the team. In fact, going back to any year other than this would be a blessing.