The New York Giants will not make any decisions on changes to the coaching staff until after the season concludes, according to an ESPN report.
A team source told Dan Graziano that the team’s 1-7 record and anonymous player comments about head coach Ben McAdoo will not precipitate an in-season coaching change.
The Giants have always been one of the NFL’s most stable franchises.
The last time they made an in-season coaching change was in 1978, when they fired offensive coordinator Bob Gibson the day after The Miracle in the Meadowlands (also known as The Fumble to Giants fans). Even when Jim Fassel was officially fired on or around Dec. 17, 2003, he still coached the team’s final two games.
The Giants are coming off an embarrassing 51-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. It was the third-worst home loss in franchise history and the most points surrendered by the Giants since the 1964 regular season finale when they were mauled 52-20 by the Cleveland Browns.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that McAdoo has lost the locker room. Players complained about Saturday practices, fines and suspensions, and the lack of an off day after their bye week.
Ownership sees the anonymous complaints as normal grumbling during a lost season. They will look the season as a whole once it’s over and make their decision then.
McAdoo, for his part, is going about his business and not paying attention to the reports or player complaints.
“I don’t take things personal in this business,” McAdoo said.