Ex-Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has been silent since his firing back in December with just four games to go in the 2017 season.
He finally broke that silence Thursday in an interview with the New York Post, and boy did he have a lot to say for a guy who was fired after leading a team to a 2-10 start and benching their franchise QB for Geno Smith.
McAdoo started out by noting that he approved of the Giants' offseason moves.
I think they’ve made a lot of the moves I wanted to make.
And despite a rollercoaster of a season that also included general manager Jerry Reese's firing, McAdoo foresees the Giants winning the division in 2018, taking several shots at their fellow NFC East teams in proving his point.
I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?” McAdoo said. “I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success. 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. And Washington is Washington, right?
Well to start, the Eagles won Super Bowl LII by beating Tom Brady and the Patriots with a backup quarterback; something no one expected to happen when Carson Wentz went down in December. No team is completely the same a season after hoisitng the Lombardi Trophy, but having "a hard time handling success" seems unlikely.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott's 2017 season did not live up to their 2016 run. But with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten out of the picture, you can expect to see the Dak-Zeke connection that had so much success a lot more in 2018.
And when it comes to the Redskins, there is a lot to be excited about. The quarterback drama is finally over with Alex Smith now under center and it doesn't hurt that he's got one of the most exciting rookie running backs on his side in Derrius Guice.
McAdoo's blows are a bit sassy, but if it makes you feel any better, he weighed in on the Giants' free agency additions and isn't too high on Nate Solder.
Getting a left tackle in there will help them in a lot of ways,” McAdoo said of Solder. “I don’t think he’s a very good player, but I think it will help them in a lot of ways where they needed help in that room in the past and they haven’t had anyone to do that.
We will just have to wait and see if McAdoo is right on his predictions, but until then, enjoy a good laugh.
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