There’s no NFL coach who fell further from grace over the last 365 days than Ben McAdoo.
This sentence is real, despite John Fox existing, because McAdoo ran the New York Giants into oblivion last season, going 2-10 before he was ultimately fired in December.
It wasn’t just that McAdoo was bad. He literally ruined the only solid thing that the Giants organization had going for it in Eli Manning’s consecutive starts streak. It would be like if you let Ben McAdoo live with you and all he did was destroy your house and your most prized possession. No big deal.
McAdoo spoke to the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz and his comments have, well they haven’t been well-received. He called out basically everyone and in a surprising turn of events Giants, Eagles, Redskins, and Cowboys fans are all united against him. Examples:
Here’s what he said about Dallas.
Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time.
Ben McAdoo is using “how long have we been saying that?” as an argument against the Cowboys elite offensive line. It’s absurd. Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the world, but how long have we been saying that, am I right?
It’s true that the Cowboys have young defensive backs, but is this supposed to be a demerit? For what it’s worth one of those young DBs is Anthony Brown who picked off Eli Manning in two of the three games he played against McAdoo’s inept version of the team.
What’s more is that McAdoo somewhat crossed a line by saying the Cowboys defensive line has “guys getting in trouble all the time.” That’s a dig at the unit and one of those things that as an NFL coach, or someone who theoretically wants to be one again, you simply don’t say - let alone give an on-the-record quote about.
Who would have thought the thing that would unite football’s most storied division against one cause would have been Ben McAdoo?