Ben McAdoo: “No excuses” for players not returning on time
New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo stated Wednesday there might be “no excuses” for players not returning to the power on time for Monday’s follow following the crew’s bye week.
“The players had five days off. I communicated to the players in our team meeting today – I didn’t have to give them five days off. I chose to give the players five days off because I felt we needed to get away from it. That’s important at this time of year at the midpoint and the bye week,” McAdoo stated. “With that, I expected all the players to be here ready to go Monday morning. No excuses.”
Cornerback Janoris Jenkins has, after all, been suspended after failing to return on Monday.
McAdoo initially advised the media on Monday that Jenkins, together with Eli Apple and Paul Perkins, had been excused for private causes.
“Until I had all the information, I was going to err on the high side of trusting the player, protecting the player,” McAdoo stated when requested why he didn’t inform the reality on Monday relating to Jenkins.
As for Apple and Perkins, McAdoo stated they had been late returning for “travel-related” causes and would not be suspended as a result of “I had had communication with Paul and Eli at that point (on Monday).”
Apple, although, did trace that he acquired some type of self-discipline for not returning on time.
Significantly contemplating the hypothesis surrounding whether or not or not McAdoo has misplaced the locker room, players backed his determination to droop Jenkins.
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“I wish (Janoris Jenkins) was here. We need him. We need every guy that we have on this team, but I mean, that’s coach,” stated Landon Collins. “Coach (Ben McAdoo) makes the rules and we have to abide by them.”
Collins denied that McAdoo has misplaced the locker room.
“Not at all. Not at all. I mean, like I said, those two guys – suspensions happen. It’s two different things, but no. We have not lost respect for him,” Collins stated. “We continue growing with him and trying to be a great team and stay together because our back is against the wall right now. We can’t fight against each other. If we fight against each other, things are definitely going to go bad.”
McAdoo seems not to have realized one lesson from the earlier Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suspension. In that occasion, he waited a number of days earlier than addressing the suspension with players. That, in some circumstances, left media asking players questions on one thing they weren’t totally conscious.
Again Wednesday, Collins stated McAdoo had not addressed the difficulty with the crew.
“Everybody doesn’t know what’s going on. I don’t know what’s going on. DRC (Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie) doesn’t know what’s going on,” Collins stated. “We don’t know what truly happened and why he got suspended.”
It appears mystifying to depart players with out info when a) it’s a teammate and b) they need to reply questions from the media concerning the scenario.
The greater drawback for McAdoo, who referred to the latest suspension of Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as “isolated incidents,” is that the problems have been large enough to spill out into the open. That, after all, has led to the notion that the Giants are in chaos.
“I’m not concerned about perception. I’m concerned about reality,” McAdoo stated. “To turn your cheek to something that needs to be handled for disciplinary reasons because you’re worried about perception isn’t a smart thing to do. So I’m not concerned about perception.”
One actuality, although, is that purposeful groups typically do not need to droop a pair of front-line players for in-season incidents.
“I feel that when things aren’t going the way you want them to from a record standpoint, things get blown out of proportion at times,” McAdoo stated. “But, again, we’re getting ready to play a ball game this week. Let’s talk about the ball game.”
The Giants have 9 of these ball video games left. Unfortunately, these have develop into little greater than a sidebar to every part else that’s going on.