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Monday, December 10, 2018

Geno Smith says ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo is owed an apology

Geno Smith

Ben McAdoo seemingly accelerated his ousting as head coach of the New York Giants last season when he benched Eli Manning late in the year, and the quarterback McAdoo turned to at the time feels the coach is owed an apology.

Manning has struggled through the first six games this year, and he appeared almost incapable of throwing the ball downfield in Thursday night’s 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. On Friday morning, Geno Smith tweeted that people should apologize to McAdoo.

The message is obvious — Smith feels McAdoo made the right choice when he decided to insert Geno into the starting lineup over Manning. The move was wildly unpopular with Giants fans, especially since they knew Smith was not the answer and saw no reason why he should get the nod over a quarterback who has won two Super Bowls with the franchise.

While it really made no sense to have Smith start games in a season that was already lost, McAdoo may have been onto something when he clearly felt Manning had nothing left in the tank. The Giants are a bad team, but Eli looks like he is holding them back. When you consider some of the remarks Odell Beckham Jr. made about Manning publicly last week, it’s fair to wonder if he would agree with Smith.

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