Landon Collins: Giants Players 'Not Turning Our Backs Towards' Ben McAdoo

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 8, 2017

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants looks on from the sideline during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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As the New York Giants' 2017 season continues sinking to new depths thanks to a 1-7 start, safety Landon Collins is showing support for head coach Ben McAdoo.

Per NFL reporter Ed Werder, Collins said the Giants "believe in everything [McAdoo] says" and they're "not turning [their] backs" on the second-year head coach.

Collins' statement comes after Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports Radio reported Giants players "hate" McAdoo and "no one trusts him."

Per ESPN's Josina Anderson (via James Kratch of NJ Advanced Media), one unnamed Giants player said McAdoo has "lost the team."

"He's going 80 percent on Saturdays (in practice) before we get on a plane, it's wild," the player told Anderson. "Changed our off day. He's dishing out fines like crazy. Suspended two of our stars when we need them most. Throws us under the bus all the time. He's ran us into the ground and people wonder why we've been getting got."

The Giants hired McAdoo in January 2016 after he spent the previous two seasons as their offensive coordinator. He had a successful debut season, leading the team to an 11-5 record and a playoff appearance where they lost to the Green Bay Packers, 38-13, in the NFC Wild Card round. 

New York will travel to Levi's Stadium in Week 10 for a game against the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.