Giants reportedly fire coach Ben McAdoo, GM Jerry Reese

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McAdoo is the first Giants head coach to be relieved of his duties in-season since 1976 when Bill Arnsparger was sacked.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese have been fired, the National Football League network reported Monday. Manning is getting older and has been in decline for awhile, it would be perfectly reasonable for the Giants to thank him for his service, promise to retire his jersey and yell bon voyage as he takes off to Jacksonville or another team built to win now but lacking a competent signal caller. "I'm going to get through this year and then see what's next". Afterwards, McAdoo told reporters that "I'm going to coach this team as long as my key card works".

You can make a case for sitting Eli down if it were the last few games of the year and you wanted to take a look at Davis Webb in a live game.

McAdoo, 40, was named the Giants' head coach in January 2016 after spending the previous two years serving as the team's offensive coordinator.

John Mara and Steve Tisch avoided answering questions about Ben McAdoo's uncertain future
John Mara and Steve Tisch avoided answering questions about Ben McAdoo's uncertain future

Manning, who started 210 straight games for the Giants, fought back tears last Tuesday as he talked about the stunning decision by McAdoo to name Geno Smith the starting quarterback for Sunday's game.

Despite a barely average game in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Smith was clearly feeling himself after the game, because he went after his former head coach in the post-game press conference.

"I do not know for certain", he said. However, he did say after the Geno Smith-quarterbacked loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday he meant to play again.

McAdoo's benching of Manning was discussed with ownership, but John Mara was reportedly unhappy with how that process played out.

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