Giants head coach Ben McAdoo might have tried to channel one of many late Yankees proprietor George Steinbrenner’s sayings Friday, when McAdoo informed reporters what message he is conveyed to the zero-four Huge Blue gamers this previous week.
“We talked about adversity introduces a person to himself. That is the place we discover ourselves proper now,” stated McAdoo, who gave a blunt press convention that lasted 5 minutes and 19 seconds. “It is a individuals recreation. It is a recreation of character.”
Steinbrenner as soon as advised a gaggle of reporters outdoors the previous Yankee Stadium in 2003 that “one acorn doesn’t a fall make,” and The Boss was making an attempt to brush off a loss to the Purple Sox, regardless that Boston had inched nearer to the Bombers within the standings.
The Giants will attempt to inch upward — hey, it will possibly solely go up from right here, proper Giants followers? — within the NFC East standings once they tackle zero-four Chargers Sunday, however already this previous week there was one other mini-Odell drama, when Giants extensive receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stated Tampa Bay cornerback Vernon Hargreaves informed him Massive Blue’s offense was predictable and that opponents know what’s coming.
McAdoo referred to as Beckham’s feedback “a non-concern” Friday.
“Like I stated, and (Giants offensive coordinator) Mike Sullivan talked about it (Thursday), it is a part of scouting, a part of gamesmanship,” stated McAdoo. “Once more, we’re targeted extra on ourselves. It isn’t one thing I am involved with at this level. We’ve issues to counteract it.”
Final yr, the Giants began 2-three earlier than ripping off six straight wins and making the playoffs. McAdoo stated Friday that his present zero-four group shouldn’t be “actually too totally different than it was by way of the primary 4 video games final yr.” The exception is that the 2016 Giants gained the primary two video games of the common season.
“I feel plenty of issues have improved during the last couple weeks. The video games that went right down to the wire, we discovered a solution to win a few these video games early final yr. The distinction is we discovered a option to win a pair video games that have been tight early within the season final yr. We’ve not accomplished that but,” stated McAdoo. “That does not imply we’re lesser of a soccer group at this level. That is the place we’re, the place we discover…