Giants’ Ben McAdoo ‘At Peace’ With Eli Manning Benching
It’s hard to imagine any scenario that would see current New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo return to his post next season.
But while McAdoo is still at the helm in New York, he is going to make waves and stick by his decisions.
Yesterday, McAdoo decided to bench Giants quarterback Eli Manning which emotionally crushed the long-tenured franchise quarterback and put an end to his impressive games-started streak.
Today, McAdoo is standing by his controversial decision, saying he is ‘at peace’ with the Manning benching.
“You know, it’s obviously emotional,” coach Ben McAdoo told reporters on Wednesday (h/t NFL.com). “A lot of reactions out there. I get the reactions. I understand the emotions. I understand the responses. It’s been a tough couple days, but I feel we have to put our emotions aside and make the best decision for the New York Football Giants, and I’m at peace with the decision.”
Fans haven’t taken McAdoo’s decision in such stride, still upset with the unceremonious benching of an iconic quarterback who won two Super Bowls for their team while starting in 210 consecutive games.
McAdoo was asked if Manning had requested his release from the team in the wake of his demotion.
“Not that I’m aware of, no” McAdoo replied.
“Eli’s a pro. He’s a Hall of Famer” McAdoo said.
“A tremendous teammate, a competitor.
He showed up today to do everything he could do to help the other quarterbacks and the offense of the team to get better and have a chance to win Sunday.”
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