Ben McAdoo 'Has Lost This Team,' Giants 'Giving Up,' Anonymous Players Say

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 8, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 05:  head coach Ben McAdoo of the New York Giants looks on after a 51-17 loss against the Los Angeles Rams after their game at MetLife Stadium on November 5, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Frustration has reportedly reached a boiling point in the Meadowlands.  

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, a pair of anonymous New York Giants players reached out to her recently and criticized head coach Ben McAdoo for losing the locker room. 

One of the players commented after the team suspended cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Oct. 31:

"McAdoo has lost this team. He's got us going 80 percent on Saturdays before we get on a plane to play a game. It's wild. Changed our off day. He's dishing out fines like crazy. Suspended two of our stars when we need them the 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."

Another player told Anderson: "Guys are giving up on the season, and nothing's being done. Guys just don't care anymore."

Earlier Wednesday, Mile High Sports Radio's Benjamin Allbright cited a team source who said he would be "shocked beyond belief" if McAdoo returns as the Giants' head coach next season. 

The source also said players "hate" McAdoo and that "no one trusts him." 

Safety Landon Collins pushed back against that report when speaking to the media Wednesday. 

"We take it to heart [McAdoo's message] because we believe in everything he says," Collins told reporters, according to sports writer Ed Werder. "We're not turning our backs towards him."

The Giants, who are 1-7 following a 51-17 Week 9 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium, will attempt to show they still have some fight left when they travel to Levi's Stadium for a showdown with the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. 

"I believe we have a run in us," McAdoo said Wednesday, per James Kratch of NJ Advance Media. "I believe to the core we have a run in us. We have to be hungry. We have to get our football right. We have to be disciplined. Be where we're supposed to be when we're supposed to be there. Do it as well as we possibly can and do it all the time, and it's between our ears."