Three weeks ago, New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch intimated that no amount of sucking could jeopardize the job of embarrassing head coach Ben McAdoo, at least until the season was over.
Apparently, the owner was wrong.
After the team managed just 17 points against one of the NFL’s most miserable defenses on Sunday, with a new quarterback under center, the team canned both McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday.
Ben McAdoo tells me he’s been fired.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2017
Jerry Reese has been relieved of his duties as well, I was just told by someone w/ knowledge of #Giants moves.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 4, 2017
“Ben McAdoo is our head coach and has our support,” the owners said in a statement following the team’s Week 10 loss to the then-winless San Francisco 49ers, falling to 1-8. “We are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season. Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating. While we appreciate that our fans are unhappy with what has occurred, nobody is more upset than we are.
“Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season. It is our responsibility to determine the reasons for our poor performance and at the end of the year, we will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward.”
McAdoo has spent the season turning himself into a comedic goldmine—trading his hilariously dumb haircut in for one somehow more embarrassing, making halftime speeches that’d be improved upon by swapping out the words with fart sounds, and screwing up the benching of the team’s franchise quarterback so badly that one of the owners had to make sure everyone knew McAdoo had effed up.
The team went 11-5 under McAdoo in 2016, his first season in place of Tom Coughlin. But a staggering nine of those 11 victories came by seven points or fewer.