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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Today New York Giants Co-Owner John Mara made it clear that his team is heading in a new direction. Mara decided to relieve Head Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese of their duties. A move that paves the way for new leadership and hopefully a rejuvenation of the Big Blue brand. New York has stumbled falling to a 2-10 record in 2017 and it felt like McAdoo was losing control of his team. Not only were several players in the locker room disgruntled, it got to point where the Giants were deactivating healthy players (Eli Apple). Then there were concerns about the players giving no effort, one example was Janoris Jenkins who was questioned at times. So you can see how all this negativity swirling around the franchise began to become toxic for everybody involved. After all of this stuff went down Coach McAdoo had another huge blunder when he made Eli Manning take the fall for the team’s shortcomings. Manning was benched last week in favor of Geno Smith and the backlash from that move was another black eye for the Giants. With so many hits taken in one single year Mara decided that enough was enough eventually leading to today’s major shake up taking place. As far as Jerry Reese goes it seemed like this team didn’t bring in enough good pieces this past off-season to maintain the success they had in 2016. The only real free agent this team brought in was Brandon Marshall and he didn’t even record a single touchdown for this offense. That $5 million dollar salary could have been used on younger players who would infuse more youth into the roster. Hindsight is always 20/20 but now it’s clear the Marshall acquisition was a bad move that didn’t add up. While Evan Engram was a great pick and the rookie Tight End should end up as a star that draft pick alone wasn’t enough to save the Giants season and it wasn’t enough to save Jerry Reese’s job. It just goes to show how short of a leash these coaches and general managers are on when it comes to winning or lack thereof in the National Football League.
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